Miscellaneous papers of Rose Ethel Bassin, chiefly typescript relating to Gaelic concerts, plays and other writing. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1929-1952. (Creation)


  • 214 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    214 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Programmes and other material relating to concerts organised or attended by Rose Ethel Bassin, 1931-1967 (folios 1-80);

    Plays (folios 81-143):

    (ii) Gaelic play: ‘Coiseachd air na Speuran’ (circa 1943) (folio 81);

    (iii) Gaelic play: ‘An Gruagach Ban, Mac Righ Eireann’ (folio 104);

    (iv) English play: ‘At a Lewis Fishing’ (Vancouver, 1929) (folio 115);

    (v) English play: “The Old Men’s Wauling” (1935) (folio 120);

    (vi) Brief sketches and playlets in English (folio 136);

    Other writing (folios 144-214):

    (vii) Leaves of journal, 1935 (folio 144);

    (viii) Notes on drama, 1938 (folio 147);

    (ix) Notes on Gaelic music, 1941, etc. (folio 156);

    (x) Prize-winning essay on Gaelic song: ‘A Folk Song Composes Itself’ (1947). With associated notes, drafts and correspondence (folio 164);

    (xi) Unpublished newspaper article “Mòd and Eisteddfod” (1951) (folio 194);

    (xii) Unpublished paper ‘Solo and Chorus Patterns in Gaelic Occupational Songs’ read to the Gaelic Society of Inverness, 15 February 1952 (folio 199).