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Carmina Gadelica

Carmina Gadelica (1900, and after). The full title of this remarkable collection is Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites,and Customs, Dying and Obsolete: orally collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Translated into English. Volumes I and II were the work of Alexander Carmichael (Gaelic name Alastair MacGillemhicheil) (1832-1912). Carmichael was an exciseman who collected Gaelic hymns, prayers, charms, and songs from the Highlands and Islands of the west of Scotland during the course of his work. They were published in 1900 by T and A. Constable in Edinburgh. A Second Edition of 1928 was prepared by his daughter, E.C.C.W. (Ella...

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