Gaelic Literature of the Isle of Skye: an annotated bibliography

 

Traditional poetry and song: collectors and collections

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MACINNES, Johan (20th Century)

 

Johan MacInnes belonged to Breakish in Skye. She won first prize for a compilation of unpublished Gaelic vocal music at the 1927 Mod. The songs listed below are from her collection. The tunes are given in tonic sol-fa notation.

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An Gaidheal, 23 (1927-1928).

 

i Rachainn n ad chmhail, p. 37

 

Eleven verse-couplets and the refrain A dhaindeoin co theireadh e, Rachainn nad chmhail.

 

ii Cruinneag na buaile, p. 58.

 

Five quatrains and a refrain beginning O chruinneag s tu chruinneag.

 

iii Dh fhalbh mo rn air an aiseag, p. 69.

 

Nine verse-couplets and a refrain. For another version of this song, see the Calum I. MacLean Collection.

 

iv Dh fhalbh mo rn bho na chala, p. 93.

 

Six verse-couplets and a refrain.

 

v An t-Og uasal, p. 105.

 

There is some striking imagery in this song for an absent lover, where the girl wishes she were his gun and his dagger. A vocable refrain and nine verse-couplets beginning with Faca sibh an t-g uasal.

 

vi Cha drich mi n gleannan, p. 136.

 

Seven verse-couplets and a refrain beginning with Horionn , Gu d ni mi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abbreviations

 

Traditional: known authorship

A-C D-Domhnall Domhnallach-Dz EG HL MMacA MacBMacC MacD MacE-MacK, MacLa-MacLeod MacLeid A-H MacLeid I-Z MacM-MacN MacO-MacZ M N O-Q R-Z

 

Traditional: anonymous

A-B C-D E-K L-N O P-Z

 

Traditional: collections

Annie Arnott An Cabairneach Carmina Gadelica Catriona Dhghlas Tormod Domhnallach Marjory Kennedy-Fraser Angus Lamont K. N. MacDonald Johan MacInnes Hugh MacKinnon Calum I. MacLean Sorley MacLean Kenneth MacLeod Niall MacLeid Miri Nighean Alasdair

Cairistiona Mhrtainn Alexander Morison Kenneth Morrison Angus Nicolson Portree HS Magazine Lachlann Robertson Frances Tolmie I Frances Tolmie II

 

Modern

Somhairle MacGill-Eain The New Poetry

 

References

Books etc: A-L Books etc: MacA-MacL Books etc: MacM-Z Periodicals, MSS, AV

 

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