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2021.54.49

Transcript of a Police Report charging Allan McFarlane and Hugh McLean with Breach of the Peace in March 1862. McFarlane (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig [‘Ardfinaig’], Mull) and McLean (part owner and sailor on board the schooner Mary of Greenock, North Bay, Ardfenaig, Mull) were charged following an incident at the granite quarry in Ardfenaig. The report was written by John MacFarlane (constable, Mull).

Statements are provided from:
John McInnis (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)
Hector McEachern (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)
Donald McGillivray (labourer at North Bay, Ardfenaig)

McFarlane was heard to say that Tiree men ‘would pick up an egg altho[ugh] it would be in the mouth of a dog’.

Click to read a transcript of this item.

From the liveArgyll Archives in Lochgilphead, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.

2018.42.1

Booklet ‘Gnathasan-Cainnt / Idioms’ by Dòmhnall Greumach, 2010. Booklet of Gaelic idioms, phrases and sayings with English translations.

2000.61.15

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.

2000.61.41

Mini-disk SA1968/25.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a song about the loss of a sailor, talks about the exploits of Donald Lamont of Ruaig, funeral customs, a type of kilt worn on Tiree, playing shinty on Sundays, whey-making, a well Tobar na Naoi Beò, sings three Gaelic songs, talks about games old men would play with young lads, recites a verse of a song about the Balephuil drowning, tells and anecdote about what his father believed, sings a humorous song about Calum MacArthur in Glasgow, talks about the Balemartine bard, gives a saying about guns, sings a Gaelic song and another by John MacLean, tells a story about a fool and his gold, a humorous anecdote about his great-grandmother, sings four more Gaelic songs, tells a story about sighting fairies and another about a sailing disaster and sings another Gaelic song.

2000.61.16

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-28

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings three Gaelic songs, talks about wandering minstrels, tells an obscene story, sings a love songs and one in praise of companionship, talks about the clan Brown, sings a song about a boat, talks about one of the Browns from Balephuil, second sight, sings a Gaelic love song, a humorous song by Mary Flora MacPhail of Cornaig, a woman’s love song for a sailor and two more Gaelic songs, give a saying about a lazy man and another popular saying, sings a song about the first boat fishing after the Balephuil disaster and a sailor’s song, a song about the Rennies and one about a thin horse, gives a saying about ravens and their eggs, sings a Gaelic love song, gives a fragment of a folktale, sings two fragments of Ossianic ballads and talks about his father’s storytelling.

2000.61.42

Mini-disk SA1968/28.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings three Gaelic songs, talks about wandering minstrels, tells an obscene story, sings a love songs and one in praise of companionship, talks about the clan Brown, sings a song about a boat, talks about one of the Browns from Balephuil, second sight, sings a Gaelic love song, a humorous song by Mary Flora MacPhail of Cornaig, a woman’s love song for a sailor and two more Gaelic songs, give a saying about a lazy man and another popular saying, sings a song about the first boat fishing after the Balephuil disaster and a sailor’s song, a song about the Rennies and one about a thin horse, gives a saying about ravens and their eggs, sings a Gaelic love song, gives a fragment of a folktale, sings two fragments of Ossianic ballads and talks about his father’s storytelling.

2000.61.18

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1968-31.

Donald Sinclair (Dòmhnall Chaluim Bhàin) of Balephuil sings a Gaelic love song, recites a fragment of ‘Ruaig ’s an Caolas’, gives popular sayings used on Tiree, sings ‘Air Lorg an Fheidh’, ‘Oran an t-Saighdeir’, ‘Mo Bhreacan’, ‘O ho ro ’ille dhuinn’, ‘Duthaich Mhic Leoid’ and another love song, gives the meanings of words used on Tiree, sings a sea-faring song, talks about harvest customs, sings a song about a Mull man looking for a wife, talks about different birds, sings ‘Oran na Tì’ and a cradle song, talks about wind direction when going to sea, a belief that there’s gold buried in Dùn Shiadair, sings a humorous song about a man needing help with spring work, tells a story about a horse in a bard’s house, talks about thatched houses, sings a song for a teacher, talks about tuberculosis, sings a sailor’s song and talks about fishermen’s landmarks.