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Annie MacLean - Gaelic Songs

Item consists of an audio recording of Annie (Mrs. J.P) MacLean of Rear Christmas Island, (N.S) singing a number of Gaelic songs. Recorded by Sister Margaret Beaton and Hilda Day.

Mrs. J.P. MacLean, Christmas Island (Rear):

"Mise tha fo Mhulad air Tulaich gun Uaill" Song about a difficult winter composed by Catriona MacNeil (Catrìona Iain Ruaidh).

"Why did she compose this song?" She had to do so many difficult tasks in the winter.

Song about finding a rich man to marry; composed by Catherine MacNeil (Catrìona Iain Ruaidh).

Stories about Catrìona Bean Ruaidh. She lived further inland than Jack Pheadair (informant's husband)'s uncle, Ruairidh Chaluim Ghobha MacLean. Ruairidh lived at the foot of Eskasoni Mountain where Rory S. MacNeil lives.

Forerunner portending the death of the bard.

Bard's father was married to Christie Alasdair Chaluim Ghobha "The Big Widow".

Song about working at the the Steel plant in North Sydney by Archie "Larry" Gillis, originally from Rear Beaver Cove.

Day, Hilda

Conversation and Singing with Jim Charles MacNeil

Item is an audio recording of Jim Charles MacNeil reciting songs and stories in both English and Gaelic.

Talk on elections
D.D. MacKenzie and his umbrella
Oran nam Meinn Chopair composed by Lachlan Currie
Thug Mi Gaol Dhan t-Seòladair
Talks about the celebration in honour of Flora MacDougall who worked at the CNR for many years
First undertaker in Sydney (N.S.)
That man is not living yet
Undertaker...
Oak coffin for the colored man
I love the sailor boy

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Conversation with Jim Charles MacNeil

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic stories, songs and speeches by Jim Charles Macneil of Red Islands, Cape Breton, N.S.

Featuring:

Summary of what Sister Beaton told him of her visit to Scotland

Talk he gave on the radio program "Ceilidh"

Story he heard at a Ceilidh

Music and customs of the Gael in Cape Breton

Remember the race from which you come

Welcome address he gave at Gaelic Mod

Words of Sympathy to family of Malcolm MacDonald

John the Grit

Is there any more moonshine in the still

Come to the square
First footing tradition in Scotland

Story of a $5.00 Grant

Ottawa Angus

Crane's eggs

Father D.M. MacAdam's funeral

Sings "Cumha" composed for Fr. MacAdam by Vincent MacLellan

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Conversation with Jim Charlie MacNeil

Formation of the National Council of Scottish Cath. Soc in Sydney (N.S.)
Accomplishments of the Society
A Gaelic school in the old Lyceum
A chapel donated in memory of Rev. D.M. MacAdam
Scholarships for Scottish boys to enter priesthood
The society published Mosgladh
Officers of the Scottish Cath. Society
Records of the society
Preservation of the Gaelic language
Reasons for the decline of the society
School teachers in the early days forbade parents to speak Gaelic to children
Cape Breton bards
Scottish Cath. Soc. Had annual competitions - dance, music, song
A story about Archbishop MacDonald
Father D.M. MacAdam's funeral
Tells story of and sings Vincent MacLellan's lament for Fr. MacAdam
He saw his wifes ghost
The result of controversy in a parish
Fr. Duncan - first resident priest of Big Pond
Fr Martin MacPherson...what happened when he found the church locked at Frenchvale...
Peter Smyth - the story of an eviction
Story about a widow...and a pie social

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Conversation with Joe Neil MacNeil and Jim Charles MacNeil

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic stories, songs and conversation with Joe Neil MacNeil and Jim Charles MacNeil.

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Introduces Joe N. MacNeil

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Naigheachd na Bocain

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - Gaelic conversation about old time storytellers

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Story of a drowning

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - Conversation about the bards

MacNeil, Joe Neil - A ghost story

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - More Gaelic conversation

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Fore-runners

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Marbh an Cu

MacNeil, Joe Neil - A funny story about Murdoch and the minister

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Another story - The Mi'kmaw selling baskets

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Story of a Premonition of death

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Discussion of farmers and farming

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Funny story about a farmer who was an early riser

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - Conversation about the ingenuity of farmers and fisherman in the early days

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Conversation about the ingenuity of farmers and fisherman in the early days

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Funny story about a fire and holy water

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Another funny story

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - Story of the hawk and the rooster

MacNeil, Joe Neil - If you speak Gaelic, you're not a stranger

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - The dog that understood Gaelic

MacNeil, Joe Neil - The high price of cream

MacNeil, Jim C. And MacNeil, Joe Neil - Another ghost story

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - More Gaelic conversation

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - O hi ri ill obha ho

MacNeil, Jim Charlie and Sister Margaret Beaton - Ghost story - Father Martin

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Dan Alex MacDonald and Neil MacDonald

Dan A. MacDonald (Framboise):

"'Se Ceap Breatunn Tir Mo Ghraidh."(Patriotic Song) Composed by Dan A. MacDonald.
'Laithean Sona M'Oige.' (Song of his youth) Composed by Dan A. MacDonald.
"Tell us something about your early industries, schools, churches, etc." Very interesting early history.
Angus and Donald - Travel. (Anecdote--Humour) Related by Dan A. MacDonald.
"Summer Time." Composed and sung by Dan A. Macdonald (Pastoral Song)
Life in early Framboise (Narrative about frolics and pie socials; no pipers in Framboise).

Introduction to our interview by Mrs. Neil MacDonald of Forchu.

Neil MacDonald (Forchu):

"D.A. MacDonald looks in the mirror" Composed by D.A. MacDonald about himself. (Humourous Song)
'O Chanada' (Neil MacDonald) (Patriotic Song)
Talented people in Forchu - Composed Poetry even at work; gifted in every way.
Early life in Forchu - History
"Spinning Wheel" (Anecdote)
"Tell me about the early religious life in Forchu - is the early Baptist Church still extant?" All Protestants are now members of the United Church.
"We would like to have a few words about your early schools."
There is a little story about Captain Hooper. (Anecdote)
"In the Sweet Bye and Bye" - Gaelic - Neil MacDonald accompanied by his wife on a seventy-year-old organ. (Hymnology)
"Nearer My God to Thee" - Gaelic - Neil MacDonald accompanied by his wife on a seventy-year-old organ. (Hymnology)

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Dan Alex MacDonald and Neil MacDonald: Songs, Hymns and Stories

Item is an audio recording of Dan A. MacDonald and Neil MacDonald. Includes Gaelic songs, hymns, and stories.

Dan A. MacDonald (Framboise):

"'Se Ceap Breatunn Tir Mo Ghraidh."(Patriotic Song) Composed by Dan A. MacDonald.

'Laithean Sona M'Oige.' (Song of his youth) Composed by Dan A. MacDonald.

"Tell us something about your early industries, schools, churches, etc." Very interesting early history.

Angus and Donald - Travel. (Anecdote--Humour) Related by Dan A. MacDonald.

"Summer Time." Composed and sung by Dan A. Macdonald (Pastoral Song)

Life in early Framboise (Narrative about frolics and pie socials; no pipers in Framboise).

Introduction to our interview by Mrs. Neil MacDonald of Fourchu.

Neil MacDonald (Fourchu):

"D.A. MacDonald looks in the mirror" Composed by D.A. MacDonald about himself. (Humourous Song)

'O Chanada' (Neil MacDonald) (Patriotic Song)

Talented people in Forchu - Composed Poetry even at work; gifted in every way.

Early life in Forchu - History

"Spinning Wheel" (Anecdote)

"Tell me about the early religious life in Forchu - is the early Baptist Church still extant?"

All Protestants are now members of the United Church.

"We would like to have a few words about your early schools."

There is a little story about Captain Hooper. (Anecdote)

"In the Sweet Bye and Bye" - Gaelic - Neil MacDonald accompanied by his wife on a seventy-year-old organ. (Hymnology)

"Nearer My God to Thee" - Gaelic - Neil MacDonald accompanied by his wife on a seventy-year-old organ. (Hymnology)

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Folksongs from Scotland

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic songs performed by singers and musicians throughout the country.

MacLean, Rena Braighe Loch Ial (The Braes of Locheil)
McLeod, Kitty Larach do Thacaidean
McLeod, John and McInnis, John Dili o Idilum and Thoir a Nall Ailean
Nicholson, Kate Till Ah Crodh, Laochan (Turn the Cows, Laddie)
Johnston, Miss Annie Thig, A Chruinneag, Thig
MacDonald, Allan Iomairibh Eutrom Ho Ro, (Row Lightly)
Johnston, Calum Thug mi Gaol Dhuit
Johnston, Miss Annie Heman Dubh Hi Ri Oro
Johnston, Miss Annie Ho Na Filibhig Chunncas Bata
Johnston, Miss Annie Eho Hao Ri O
MacIsaac, Fannie; Nicholson, Annie; MacMillan, Mrs.; Monk, Mrs.; Morrison, Penny Fail il Eileadh
MacIsaac, Fannie; Nicholson, Annie; MacMillan, Mrs.; Monk, Mrs.; Morrison, Penny The Reel of Tulloch
Morrison, Mary MacLeod of Raasay
Morrison, Mary Ho ali Ili
Group of Barra women Caberfeidh
Burgess, John MacIntosh's Lament
Burgess, John Whom Have I in Heaven But Thee
Murray, Iain A Phiuthrag's a Phiuthar (Little Sister)
Morrison, Penny S Mise Chunnaic An T-Iongnadh
Johnston, Calum Clach Mhin Mheallain (Rune against Hail)
Johnston, Calum Ig Ig Igein (The Larks Song)
McNeill, Flora Och, A Thearlaich Oig Stiubhairt
McLeod, Kitty S Fliuch an Oidhche (The Night is wet)
MacNeil, Flora Cairistiona
Glasgow Police Band The Chevaliers' Muster Roll
McColl, Ewan The Souters of Selkirk
Selkirk citizens My Love is like a red red rose
McGrath, Mrs. O Can Ye Sew Cushions
Cameron, Isla Children's songs: a. I am a little orphan girl, b. I Paula Tee Paula Taska, c. Now the War is Over, d. The Wind Blows High
Scottish children Bressay Lullabye
Barclay, Elizabeth The Hen's March to the Midden
Anderson, Taamie and Johnston, Willie The Bonnie Lass O Fyvie
Strachan, John Glenlogie
Strachan, John Come All Ye Tramps and Hawkers
MacBeath, Jimmy MacPherson's Lament
MacBeath, Jimmy The Tinklers Waddin
Strachan, John The Laird of Drumblair
Shand, John The De'il Amoing the Tailors

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic Songs

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic songs performed by various informants the in the Boisdale / Christmas Island area.

MacLean, Mrs. Rod - Gaol an t-Seoladair

MacLean, Mrs. Rod - Chi mi bhuam, fada bhuam

Nicholson, Rod - an Loch Mhor

Campbell, Michael - Gille Calum

MacKenzie, Hugh - Oran an Telephone - Barra Glen

MacKenzie, Hugh - Oran a' Bhocain

MacKenzie, Hugh - Oran na Mohacks

Nicholson, Rod - Stop your Tickling, Jock

Nicholson, Rod - Lament for his old home

MacKenzie, Archie - Song composed in Scotland

MacDonald, Joseph L. - O gur toigh leam, e gur toigh leam

MacKenzie, Hugh - Old MacDonald had a farm

MacKenzie, Hugh - Oran a' bhata

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic Songs and Stories - Jim Charles MacNeil

Item is an audio recording of Jim Charles Macneil singing, and discussing stories/history of Big Pond (N.S).

Brief talk of Father Michael Gillis
Singing; this Cumhna was written by John MacKinnon, Big Pond.
True, funny stories
MacPherson story...
Father MacAdam's death...
Address to Scottish Catholic Society; first Convention - short time after Father D.M. MacAdam's death.
Song part of Cumhna composed by Vincent MacLllan; Cumhna in honor of Father D.M. MacAdam.
Duain - Halloween customs in Cape Breton
Funny stories - One about the carpenter...
Song composed for that carpenter by Mr. MacInnis; supposedly spoken by the man who hired the carpenter.
"Tell us something about Bishop Grant of Scotland and Canon MacInnis"
Reads the address given to Bishop Grant and Canon MacInnis by Father Stanley MacDonald; composed by Father S. MacDonald

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic Songs and Stories - Jim Charles MacNeil and Joseph Campbell

Item consists of audio recordings of Jim Charles Macneil, and Joe Campbell telling Gaelic stories and anecdotes, singing Gaelic songs, and discussing local history, traditions and genealogy.

"The August Gale..." An account of the 1873 August Gale (Joe Campbell)

"The snowslide..." A terrible diaster - many were killed, buried by falling snow. (Joe Campbell)

"Story of my political career..." An account of his twenty years as councillor. (Joe Campbell)

"Tha Fonn air na Mocaisean" Composed by a Cape Bretoner in Newfoundland (Jim Charles MacNeil)

A new way of teaching the alphabet... (Jim Charles MacNeil) (Anecdote--Humourous)

"Thill thu, Iain,an dh'fhuair thu na caoraich..." (Jim Charles MacNeil) (Anecdote--Humourous)

"Railroad won't eat oats..." (Joe Campbell) (Anecdote--Humourous)
Story about the drowning of three men... (Joe Campbell)

A strange story. (Joe Campbell) Priests driving at night were troubled by a strange apparition on the road.

The murder of "Klondike Angus" from Ben Eoin (Joe Campbell )

Continuation of the "Klondike Angus" murder (Joe Campbell)

Note signed by A.D. Morrison, Big Pond,for a Mr. Temple, was dishonoured...A young lawyer, D.A. Cameron, was hired (1896) (Joe Campbell)

"Riley sold himself to the devil..." Riley went to Father MacKeagney for help. (Joe Campbell)

Father Duncan MacDonald's arrival at Big Pond. (Joe Campbell)

"Don MacIsaac's house is on fire!" (Joe Campbell) (Story--Second sight)

Miracle cure in Margaree... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Story of the mineral spring at Glengarry Road (Jim Charles MacNeil)

"Bhean an tighe..." (Jim Charles MacNeil) Song composed in Big Pond when J.C. MacNeil & family were moving from that area.

Discussion on shipbuilding at Johnstown... (Jim Charles MacNeil & Joe Campbell) The "Annie Laurie" and others.

Cures in Big Pond... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Father William's cures... (Joe Campbell)

The Atkinson murder... (Joe Campbell)

Storm in Cap Breton in 1905. (Joe Campbell) Storm stopped all mail in C.B.

"'S e Cheap Breatuinn tir mo ghraidh..." (Jim Charles MacNeil) Composed by
D.A. MacDonald, Framboise.

A.W.R. Mackenzie started the Gaelic College at St. Ann's, C.B. (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Mr. MacNeil was principal speaker at the Gaelic Mod, St. Ann's, on Pioneer Day (Jim Charles McNeil)

Early history of the Gaelic Gollege... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Farewell address to Dame Flora (Jim Charles MacNeil)

A mysterious 'bocan' he saw... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

"Throw that stone into Hades out of my way!..." (Jim Charles MacNeil) (Anecdote--Humourous) "If I do, you'll meet it again!"

"O gurmise th'air mo mhealladh..." (Joe Campbell)

Story of a mail driver's hardships (Joe Campbell)

Noise of a train was heard but there was no train... (Joe Campbell)

Story about a lady from Middle Cape... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

"Fire on the mountain! Run boys, run!" (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Tells a series of legends... (Jim Charles MacNeil)

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic Stories with Joe Neil MacNeil, Dan Macneil

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic songs and stories performed by Joe Neil MacNeil and Dan Macneil.

MacNeil, Dan - Mairi Dhubh

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Tall stories

MacNeil, Dan - Mo ghoal air a'chommanta

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Story of a wake "Teasruig sinn a Thighearna

MacNeil, Dan - Gillean mo luaidh

MacNeil, Dan - Gillean mo luaidh

MacNeil, Dan - A story of Fr. Angus Cameron

MacNeil, Dan - A story of John MacLean

MacNeil, Joe Neil - A story of Fr. Neil MacLeod

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Fagail Diuraidh

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Story about Big Pond

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic Words from Cape Breton County

Item consists of an audio recording of Hugh F. Mackenzie discussing Gaelic words that are not known in Scotland, or are known with a different meaning. Words old, and perhaps not so old, used in Cape Breton County.
This tape was sent to Dr. Kenneth MacDonald, Glasgow, December 8, 1969

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Gaelic songs and stories with Jim Charles MacNeil

"Brief talk of Father Michael Gillis
Singing; this Cumhna was written by John MacKinnon, Big Pond.
True, funny stories
MacPherson story...
Father MacAdam's death...
Address to Scottish Catholic Society; first Convention - short time after Father D.M. MacAdam's death.
Song part of Cumhna composed by Vincent MacLllan; Cumhna in honor of Father D.M. MacAdam.
Duain - Halloween customs in Cape Breton
Funny stories - One about the carpenter...
Song composed for that carpenter by Mr. MacInnis; supposedly spoken by the man who hired the carpenter.
""Tell us something about Bishop Grant of Scotland and Canon MacInnis""
Reads the address given to Bishop Grant and Canon MacInnis by Father Stanley MacDonald; composed by Father S. MacDonald

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Interview with Freda Jones

Interview with Mrs. Freida Jones

Sister Margaret Beaton introduces Mrs. Frieda Jones

Questions Mr. Jones

History of her father, the Rev. Mr. MacMillan of Sydney Mines (N.S.) in early days

Mrs. Jones went to school in Sydney Mines (N.S.). The Principal was Mr. Haggerty, Teachers were Ella Partridge, and Margaret Morrison.

William Snow was a school mate

Mrs. A.C. Day tells a funny story about William Snow, Manager of the Isle Royale Hotel

Tell us about your career in music. Where did you study?

What about the social gatherings at that time? Discussion follows.

The people were mostly miners, paid three dollars a month

What do you know of the dinner parties? Velvets and the best of dress

There is a story of the Archibalds

Archibalds entertained quite a bit..

Sutherland - Paymaster with G.M.A.

Pauline Johnson came because boats on their way to Newfoundland stopped in North Sydney (N.S.)

Tell us about the Brown's old home

Did the Brown's entertain very much?

What do you know of the Sydney Mines (N.S.) militia?

Formal dress for dinner - evening dress

Tell the story about Mrs. Sutherland and the fellow on the street car

What about the Bridges?

Were the people more religious than they are today?

Presbyteruan Precentors - Singing Mrs. Jones does not like it; Sister Beaton loves it

Organs were not liked in the Presbyterian Church

Very good friends - Rev. Mr. MacMillan and Father MacKinnon.

One night out a week - in at 10 pm

Eggs 26 cent a dozen; they had their own cows; made their own butter and food

Plays "School Days" on her piano

How about another story...

Halloween stories and tricks. Human nature is the same - one generation of youngsters not too different from preceding generations seen by these Halloween tricks

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Interview with Joe Coady

Item is an audio recording of a conversation with Joe Coady. Features:

MacIntyre - Bagpiping

Coady, Joe - Brief talk on Mogue Doyle

Coady, Joe - Drowning of three Irish

Coady, Joe - Ghost Stories

Coady, Joe - Description of strange events

Coady, Joe - Description of strange events

Coady, Joe - Mhali Bheag Og, by Mrs. Sara Rankin

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Jim Charles MacNeil and Joe Gillis

Jim Charles MacNeil:

Summary of what Sister Margaret Beaton told him of her visit to Barra, Scotland
Talk which he gave over the radio on the program "ceilidh"
In Cape Breton the Ceilidh has not yet died and I trust that it will not die.
Gives a story that he has heard at the Ceilidh...
Here are a few words about the music and the old customs of the Gaelic and Cape Breton
Remember the race from which you come
Welcome address given at the Gaelic Mod
Words of sympathy given to the family of the great Malcolm MacDonald
John the Grit
Is there any more moonshine in the still?
Come to the square..Tall dark and handsome
Burning next year's birdwood
The story of the 5 dollar grant
Story about dying man
Ottawa (Ont.) Angus
You must be getting the water here for nothing
Crane's eggs
Father D.M. MacAdam's funeral.
Sings "Cumhja", a lament composed by Vincent MacLallan for Father D.M. MacAdam
Story about a woman in a log house in Irish Cove.
You have stories about the Railroad?
Story about a man going to confession, swearing, visiting Father MacLean
Don't let the world go by. A dead wife appears to her husband.

Joe Gillis:

This happened at my Grandfather's MacSween's house... (Joe Gillis)
c ait'am bheile a' dol a nis
Here is a story about my mother who know no English...

Jim Charles MacNeil

Russian Priest attends to Gaelic people.
Imnagine, Russian rather than Scottish priests spoke the Gaelic!
My own wife told me these stories
This happened on Ferry St.
Thusa vs. Sibhse

Joe Gillis:

Say the grace...
I must see the widow!
My father died, the worst of it is, he's coming back!
House that stood in Gale because of plenty of nails

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Joe Neil MacNeil, Jim Charlie MacNeil, Dan MacNeil Gaelic Conversation

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) Gaelic stories & songs from Cape Breton "A hiu robh ho na hiu bhan o, Chaneil na soir a cordadh rium..."

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) A true Halloween story...

MacNeil, Dan Sydney (N.S.) James MacNeil and the old lady...

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) Halloween superstitions

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) Halloween tricks at Irish cover

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) Paying for seats in Church at Big Pond...

MacNeil, Dan Sydney (N.S.) The widow and the shoemaker...

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) Old customs & superstitions

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) A story of Halloween custom...

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) MacDonald "Clan Sheumais" from "Tir-Mor"

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) A "rann" - "Franci Cham"

MacNeil, Dan Sydney (N.S.) Story about a cure for a cold...

MacNeil, Joe Neil Sydney (N.S.) Stealing cabbage at Halloween...

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) A true story of a priest at Big Pond...

MacNeil, Dan Sydney (N.S.) "Ho ro mo nigh'n donn bhoidheach na gorm shuil mealladh..."

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) Story of the man who swore...

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) Story & song about the Cailleach-bhuain" at harvest time

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) The man who slept for three days...

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) A debate - the married man vs. The single man...

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) Saying grace - two versions...

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) Lost cows - "30 days in the pen..."

MacNeil, Joe Neil Middle Cape (N.S.) "Mac Banntraich - an fhear a mharbh na mheirleich..."

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) "Thusa" vs. "sibhse"

MacNeil, Jim Charlie Sydney (N.S.) He found the tracks of the red fox

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Joe Neil Macneil and Dan MacNeil - Gaelic Songs

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic songs and stories performed by Joe Neil MacNeil and Dan MacNeil.

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Wrestling and strong men

MacNeil, Dan - Mo Nighean Donn as Boidche

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Carrying whiskey and meeting a ghost

MacNeil, Dan - Michael and the priest

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Recitation of Gaelic poem

MacNeil, Dan - Dh'fhalbh mo shoraidh do'n taobh tuath

MacNeil, Joe Neil - The power of prayer

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Na 'S e Bonnaich Bheaga

MacNeil, Dan - Rinn mi còrr is naoi mìle

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Mrs Archie Kennedy: Early Days of Teaching in Broad Cove, N.S

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Archie Kennedy. She speaks on life in Broad Cove and Margaree, education in the area, local lore, and prevalence of Gaelic language especially in the church.

Early days at home in Margaree...

Early school days at Captain Allan's House...School books, studies, school hours, discipline, temperature of school room.

"Hard shoes and woolen stockings" Mogans were pulled over the shoes to keep the feet warm.

Story about the "brocan cruaidh"

A day in school...The day started with a prayer, then the pupils stood in a row and read. Next came the spellings. Places of honour were won according to one's ability to spell. This was an ungraded school.

Teachers and method of teaching. The Friday program.

Nothing was learned in Gaelic in the schools.

The Church in Margaree. Prayers and Catechism all learned in Gaelic.

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Oidhche Leis Na Baird Scottish Concert

"Brochan Lom"; "Ho Ro Mo Nighean Donn Bhoidheach"; "Siream Sios, Siream Suas"
Violin and Piano selection
Piano selection
Miss Claire MacDonald, New Waterford, step dancing. (Miss MacDonald is accompanied by Father Cameron, and Dougie MacpHEE.)
Violin and Piano selection
Gaelic solo: Chi Mi Na Mor-Bheanna
Bag Pipe selection
Gaelic solos: "Fuadach Nan Gaidheal An t-Alltan Dubh"
Gaelic solo
Accompanied a step dance by Kevin MacCormick
Violin and Piano selection
"Bard MacLean..."
"A' Choille-Ghruamach"
Bag Pipe selection
Father Cameron and Mr. MacPhee accompany Claire McDonald as she step dances
Gaelic solo
"Oidhche Mhath Leibh Beannachd Leibh"
Grand Finale
Singers were led by Mr. Archie MacKenzie

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.

Sgeulachd

Story of giants. A King who promised his daughter to any man who could perform such and such a feat. Finally, the son of a poor, poor man killed the dobhar-chu and wed the Princess. The magic ring was found by this boy in the mouth of the dobhar-chu. With this ring the boy could do wonders, such as turn water into wine. Beaton, Sister Margaret feels there is some confusion in this sguelachd.

This tape missing as of 7 Nov. 1980

Still missing: Aug. 1991

Beaton, Margaret, Sr.