Notebook of Rose Ethel Bassin, containing children’s songs, obtained from Annie Johnston, Barra, and others. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic


  • 1924-1931. (Creation)


  • 51 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    51 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Most of the songs are revised copies of songs noted in MSS.14910-14913. They include ‘Na mucan beaga’ (folio 2 recto); ‘Brochan lom’ (folio 2 verso); ‘A chalumain, a ghille ghrinn’ (folio 3 recto); ‘An fheannag’ (folio 3 verso); ‘An laugh beag’ (folio 3 verso); “Mo thasdan bòidheach” (folios 5 recto, 30 recto); ‘Uisdean Friseal’ (folio 5 verso); ‘Mo bhalachan’ (folios 7 recto, 31 recto); “Nighean an Fhìdhleir” (folio 9 recto); “Clach mhìn mheallain” (folio 10 recto, 35 recto); “Tobar, tobar, sìolaidh” (folio 10 recto); ‘Chaidh mo lothag air chall’ (folio 11 recto); ‘Crodh-laoigh nam bodach’ (folio 11 recto); ‘An cat glas’ (folio 12 recto, 37 verso, 42 verso); ‘Mo chuachag laghach thu’ (folio 13 recto); “Fine! Faire! A Mhòrag” (folio 13 recto); ‘Na h-eireagan’ (folios 14 recto, 40 recto); “Am Muillear ‘s am breabadair” (folios 14 recto, 47 recto) ‘Ruidhleadh na coilich dhubha’ (folios 15 recto, 37 recto); ‘Anna mo nighean’ (folios 16 recto, 34 recto); “Tha bó dhubh agam” (folio 16 recto); “Chunnaic mise a’ bhó” (folio 16 recto); ‘Mo Ruaireachan’ (folio 17 recto); “Bà, bà mo leanabh beag” (folio 17 recto); ‘Null air na h-aonachan’ (folio 18 recto, 38 recto); ‘An gioball bodaich’ (folio 19 recto); “Bodachan a’ gharaidh” (folios 20 recto, 33 recto); “Bainn’ a’ chruidh aig Mòraig” (folios 21 recto, 46 recto); ‘Cro Chinn-taile’ (folio 27 recto); ‘Soiridh an slan’ (folio 28 recto); ‘Buain na rainich’ (folio 50 recto).

    The contents are as follows. (i) List of songs with sources (folio 1); (ii) Words, mostly typescript. Includes (folio 4) letter from D Macintosh, Ardvasar, 1926 (folio 2); (iii) Music (folio 28).