Gaelic Literature  of the Isle of Skye: an annotated  bibliography   

 

Traditional prose: collections

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Material listed in the Traditional Prose section ranges from transcriptions of full length tales taken from oral recitation, through literary versions of traditional tales, to descriptive and anecdotal material.  All the items have been collected from, or written by men and women from the area. 

 

Here, my definition of ‘traditional’ has a certain flexibility.  Generally, material composed for publication is included if the matter is traditional and the style does not vary too much from the traditional.  For instance, the subject matter of Niall MacLeòid’s ‘Gaol Gaidhealach’ in his Clàrsach an Doire is certainly traditional, but his style varies so much from the traditional that ‘Gaol Gaidhealach’ is listed in the section for non-traditional creative prose while the other three stories in Clàrsach an Doire are listed in this section.

 

In this Collections section items are listed within a single alphabetical sequence under the name of each collector.   It includes for example; tales and lore collected by Calum I. MacLean, tales and lore collected from Hugh MacKinnon and collections of the published compositions of individual authors, most notably the Rev. Tormod Domhnallach.

 

Collections:

An Cabairneach 

Daileach

Tormod Domhnallach I

Tormod Domhnallach II  

Anna Ghreum 

Gilleasbuig Aotrom 

Iain MacAonghais

Aonghas Mac a’ Phi   

Domhnall MacCuithein

J. G. MacKay

Hugh MacKinnon

Calum I. MacLean

Kenneth MacLeod

Niall MacLeòid 

Alasdair MacNeacail  

Eoghainn MacRath

Somhairle Thorburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROSE

 

Traditional

Single items

 

Traditional:

collections

An Cabairneach

Daileach

Tormod Domhnallach I

Tormod Domhnallach II

Anna Ghreum

Gilleasbuig Aotrom

Iain MacAonghais

Aonghas Mac a’ Phi

Domhnall MacCuithein

J. G. MacKay

Hugh MacKinnon

Calum I. MacLean

Kenneth MacLeod

Niall MacLeòid

Alasdair MacNeacail

Eoghainn MacRath

Somhairle Thorburn

 

Non-traditional,

Creative

A-C,  An Cabairneach,

D-M,  N-Z,

Eilidh Watt

 

Journalism and

Miscellaneous

A-MacF,   MacG-Z

 

           

Abbreviations

 

Contact

 

 

 

 

Poetry: homepage          Bibliography: homepage

 

 

 

© A Loughran, 2016