• Bàrdachd

    Sgìre Ùige

    by  • 25 January 2011 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig, Placenames • 0 Comments

    Tha Peigi Oighrig NicÌomhair (anns a mheadhan) air iomadh òrain a sgrìobhadh thar na bliadhnaichean. Rugadh Peigi air a’ Chnìp, Sgìre Uig ann an 1926 agus gu dearbha fhèin bha teanga nam bàrd a’ ruith troimh ‘n teaghlach aice. Bha grand uncle dhith ‘Dòmhnall Donn’ na bhàrd baile air a’ Chnìp na latha, agus sgìobh Aonghas Coinneach, bràthair Pheigi fhein, mòran òrain agus rannan.

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    Do Lorg ‘s Do Bhata Treun

    by  • 1 December 2010 • Bàrdachd, Church, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    Do lorg ‘s do bhata treun Tha iad a tabhairt comhfurtachd Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm XXIII, v4 Do Lorg ‘s Do Bhata Treun was written by Murdo Macdonald of Crola during his stay in Lewis Hospital, while awaiting his operation for goitre. The operation was unsuccessful and he died at [...]

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    Hi Ho Ro Tha Mi Duilich

    by  • 19 September 2010 • Bàrdachd, Emigration, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    This song of lament for the people and places of Uig was written by Donald Morrison, born 1858 to 3 Valtos, who left Uig in 1886 and settled in Winnipeg.  Donald had been involved in the land struggle in the early 1880s and tradition maintains that he had to leave as things were getting too [...]

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    O Tha Mi Dol Dhachaidh gu Eilean mo Ghràidh

    by  • 28 September 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    A song by Peigi Eiric Smith, Kneep, which was performed at our Good Night Out in Uig last Friday. O tha mi dol dhachaidh gu Eilean mo ghràidh A dh’ionnsaidh a’ bhaile ‘s an robh mi nam’ phàisd’ a dh’fhaicinn gach machair gach loch agus tràigh ‘S mi’n duigh iomadh mile bho dhuthaich mo ghràidh. [...]

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    Donald Maciver and An Ataireachd Àrd

    by  • 10 August 2008 • Bàrdachd, Emigration, Gàidhlig • 7 Comments

    Donald Maciver was born in Crowlista in 1857, son of John Maciver, the Gaelic schoolmaster and missionary, and they lived in Ness and then South Lochs.  Donald also became a teacher, at Lemreway (see the school log), Breasclete and latterly Bayble. The family had come from Carnish, just across the sands, which had been cleared [...]

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    Seòldairean na Bàgh

    by  • 17 July 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    Verses about the boys from the Bays, by Donald Macleod (Dòmhnall Eachainn) of 10 Geshader, who was born in 1874 and spent his working life in Glasgow.  This hasn’t seen the light of day for some time; thanks to the family for providing it. Bho Ghiosladh gu Gràsabhaig ‘S h-uile h-ait ‘s na cuiltean sin ‘S na seòldairean [...]

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    Fear a’Bhàta

    by  • 3 July 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 0 Comments

    [singlepic id=588 w=600] This well-known song was written by Jane Finlayson (1775-1840) of Tong about her suitor, fisherman Donald Macrae of Uig. She laments Donald’s continuing absence and wonders, in the face of her friends’ advice to give up on him, whether he will ever return. In fact he did return to marry her and [...]

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    Cnip, by Peggy Eric Maciver

    by  • 30 June 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 1 Comment

    A song about her native village, by Peggy Eric Maciver, 7 Kneep Tha Cnip os cionn mo dhachaidh tha mu choinneamh Cnoc nan Còrr Is an tom air cùl an tighe ris an canar Cnoc an Oir An Fhaoilinn ‘S rubha Iolmoir air am b’ eòlach mi bho m’ òig Is Sgealasbhalis Liongal cumail fasgadh [...]

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    Lochcroistean

    by  • 26 June 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig, History • 0 Comments

    Norman Macleod, Am Bàrd Bochd, taught at Lochcroistean school from 1936 to 1943, and was a noted bard who composed the following about Lochcroistean and some of the people he knew there.  The last four verses constitute his song about the people of Geshader. Lochcroistean School was in use until the new Uig school opened [...]

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