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Am Mosgladh ; Vol. 1

  • GN8
  • Item
  • 1929-1963

Item is a monthly periodical published by the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada. It covered Gaelic affairs in Nova Scotia and abroad and included articles on folklore and Scottish history.

CHER Radio Failte 's Furan

MacLean, Joe (Sydney, N.S) Violin selections

Ross, Calum (Scotland) Far am bi mi fhin

MacNeil, Jim Charlie (Sydney, N.S) Cha phosainn i...

Campbell, John (Sydney, N.S) Tales of Barra

MacDonald, Little Jack (Detroit) Violin selections

MacNeil, Dan (Sydney, N.S) Ho ro 's toigh leam fhein thu

Rankin, John Morris (Mabou, N.S) Violin selections

Campbell, John (Sydney, N.S) Story of the Political Saga

MacDonald, Dan R. (Mabou, N.S) Violin selections

CHER Radio

Commun na Gaidhlig, Sydney N.S, Night in Honor of Sister Margaret Beaton

MacNeil, John, Chief of Gaelic Society - Testimonial dinner given by the Sydney (N.S.) Chapter of Commun Gaidhlig Cheap Breatuinn in honor of Sister Margaret Beaton, May 27, 1973: Address

MacEachern, Donald, First Chieftan, Gaelic Society -Introduces Jim Charlie MacNeil

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Address

Xavier College Children's Chorus - Posadh piuthair Iain Bhain

Xavier College Children's Chorus - Brochan Lom

Xavier College Children's Chorus - O nach till thu ruinn a ris...

MacEachern, Donald - Reading of congratulatory messages and telegrams

MacEachern, Donald - Introduces John Alex MacPherson, main speaker at the dinner

MacPherson, John Alex - Address

Beaton, Sister Margaret - Address

Beaton, Sister Margaret - Address

MacNeil, John Dan - Presentation of gift to Sister Beaton

Tubrett, Mayor Earle - Brief remarks

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - A' Mhairi Dhubh

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - Faill ill o agus ho ro eile...

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - Ho ro 's toigh leam fhein thu...

Campbell, John

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 Charles MacNeil

Railroad in Cape Breton
Reads a letter from Michael Ferguson to his mother after he heard of the death of Effie MacDonald
Reads Rev. S.P. MacDonald farewell address to Bishop Grant of Oban, Scotland
The Devil's not idle either
The pie social
Father MacLeod and the cows
...cows...
Mr. MacNeil reads the address spoken to himself by Alex Goldie when he (Mr. MacNeil) was made Honorary Chief of the Cape Breton Gaelic Society
Song composed by Alex MacInnis of Woodbine, about the selling of hay that was spoiled by rain
Soldier's Song
Soldier's Song
Song composed by John V. MacNeil after he left Gleann na Measeadh (Cooper's Pond)
Recitation of song made by Duncan MacDonald in 1918 on his way to French Road
Boy would not go to Aunt's wake

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.

Crois-Tara

  • GPLAY12
  • Item
  • 19-

Item is a play concerning the 1945 Jacobite rising.

Far am Bi Gradh Bi Dia

  • G60
  • Item
  • 1924

Item is Jonathan G. MacKinnon's translation of a short story by Leo Tolstoy.

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 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.

Gaelic Stories and Song: Joe Neil, Jim Charlie and Dan MacNeil

Item is an audio recording of Joe Neil MacNeil, Jim Charlie Macneil, and Dan MacNeil exchanging Gaelic songs, stories and anecdotes.

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Where do you see the West?

MacNeil, Joe Neil - What was that story about a wise horse?

MacNeil, J.C. - Tell us a story about "A Mhein Ur"

MacNeil, J.C. - Peter lost his hook

MacNeil, Dan - Father appears to his son

MacNeil, Dan - Song: "Nionag a chul dhuinn, nach fhan thu"

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Priests's need of money

MacNeil, J.C. - It was the priest himself

MacNeil, Dan - You have a small barn

MacNeil, Joe Neil - What did you say about the mower's heavy breathing?

MacNeil, J.C. - What was the story about the potato bugs?

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Recitation of song about potato bugs

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Don't drown the baby for you may yet marry her

MacNeil, Dan - The ring story

MacNeil, Dan - When silver turns into gold

MacNeil, Joe Neil - $18.00 for a fleece

MacNeil, Dan - What about the holes made by a drinking man with his feet while keeping time to singing?

MacNeil, J.C. - Made fires in the school for a year for $3.00

MacNeil, Joe Neil - How did the young boy learn the alphabet

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Another funny story

MacNeil, Joe Neil - More funny stories about his lack of English when started school.

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Story of the lasts

MacNeil, Dan - Tell us a Bocan story

MacNeil, J.C.; Joe Neil, Dan - Old stories told by the three of them and old customs discussed

MacNeil, Dan - Song: Air Faill irinn iu

MacNeil, Joe Neil - Reciting "Cailinn Donn"

MacNeil, James Charles

James Charles MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.21
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1970

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches Gaelic related materials, activities and initiatives by the Scottish Catholic Society (St. Kentigern Branch) and scrapbooks with newspaper clipping and local news.

MacNeil, James Charles

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.

Jim Charles MacNeil and Rosemary Hutchinson

Item is an audio recording of Jim Charles MacNeil and Rosemary Hutchinson. Recording includes Gaelic stories, traditions, songs and customs.

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Sgeulachd an t-saighdear mhor

Hutchinson, Rosemary - Story of the big soldier (English translation of above)

Hutchinson, Rosemary - Biographical sketch of Mr. MacNeil

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Scottish New Year's customs

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Thainig mi'n nochd a choimhead air mo chairdean

Hutchinson, Rosemary - First-footing in Scotland

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Mons. MacGillivray's visit to Scotland on Hogomanay night

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Fuadach nan Gaidheal

CBI Radio

Jim Charles MacNeil: Reminiscences

Item is an audio recording of Jim Charles Macneil recounting events, songs and stories from his life.

"Russian priest listened to Gaelic confession..."

Story about Father MacAdam "I never refused to do what he asked before he died, so I wasn't going to start after he was gone." Mr. MacNeil welcomed the delegates.

Father D.M. MacAdam's funeral..."It was the biggest funeral I have ever seen
. He was a kind, prompt man. Bishop Alex MacDonald preached at his funeral.

Story behind the lament composed by Bard and Gaelic Scholar Vincent MacLennan from Inverness (N.S.), Scotland. This lament was composed for the late Rev. D.M. MacAdam.

Reads the lament described above. The last verse of this lament was composed at the graveside of Rev. MacAdam.

Sings the lament composed in honour of Rev. MacAdam. (Cumhna)

Translates the order of Business at a meeting of the Scottish Catholic Society.

Sister Margaret Beaton reads the minutes in English and Mr. MacNeil translates in Gaelic.

Conducts a meeting of the Scottish Catholic Society.

Description of an old-fashioned Ceilidh.

Story of Cape Breton Hospitality. This story was told to Mr. MacNeil by the late Crown Prosecutor Neil MacCarter.

Sgeulachd

Biorachan beag agus, Biorachan mor (Sgeulachdan)

Ghost Story: "Man's wife returned"

"Cape Breton Ceilidh" and A.W.R. MacKenzie. Mr. MacNeil was the announcer on this show put on by the Gaelic College.

A.W.R. MacKenzie (Founder of the Gaelic College): "The more they tried to put him down, the more he stood."

True story about A.W.R. MacKenzie: "He wouldn't leave until he saw Angus L. MacDonald."

Explanation of Pioneer Day at the Gaelic Mod.

Gaelic address at Pioneer Day

Tells a story told to him by his paternal grandmother about a priest.

Sings the Cumhna composed in honour of Joseph MacInnis. This lament was composed by Hugh F. MacKenzie, of Sydney.

Story of an Irish lady who died and left no will...

"I'm not afraid; if that was the devil he won't bother me!"

Story of his relatives

Song composed when the MacNeils' move from their home (Lament)

Reads a hymn translated from English to Gaelic by Rev.D.M. MacAdam.

Sgeulachd

Maclellan, Malcolm A.

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.

Legends and Forerunners

Jim Charles Mac Neil, Joe Gillis, Archie Neil Chisholm, Winnie Chafe, Allan Mac Dougall, Jim St. Clair

Side A: Jim Charles Mac Neil and Joe Gillis recount a "supernatural legend" about a woman from Irish Cove whose funeral is attended by the devil!

The next item is an "urban legend" by an informant who wishes to remain anonymous, concerning a woman from inverness County who claimed to be visited by her late mother-in-law who exhorted her to fulfill a promise the deceased had made.

Archie Neil Chisholm recounts the "personal legend" of a nursing sister who communicated with another nurse who had died in an accident at the hospital where they both worked.

Allan Mac Dougall's story concerns a "forerunner" that came back to make a request about its grave.

The next account of a "forerunner" is by Winnie Chafe, who describes how unexplained lights in a house foretold of an impending death in the family.

Reverend J.A. Rankin recounts another "forerunner" tale involving a coal miner who heeds a warning but cannot escape the consequences.

Jim St. Clair relates a "local legend" from Mabou involving fairies who mete out reward and punishment to humans who interfere with their singing.

Mr. St. Clair's next narrative is a "supernatural legend" involving Thomas Grieves, who must flee Scotland after inadvertantly killing his employer.

Side B: Mr. St. Clair continues his story about Grieves, who makes his way to Cape Breton, only to be followed by a mysterious black dog, which Grieves believes is the devil. When Grieves died, the dog appeared at the grave, and according to Mr. St. Clair the dog's howl can still be heard to this day on the road between Mill Cove and Glencoe.

Reminiscences of Cape Breton by Jim Charlie MacNeil

Interview with Jim Charles MacNeil: Gives a brief Biography of the Rev. A.W.R. MacKenzie, and the beginning of the Gaelic College.

Including three Gaelic songs he started from scratch. About bad hay - for weather those daughters went to America.

Relates story of A.W.R. MacKenzie went to Halifax (N.S.) to request money to finance a Gaelic college

Cape Breton Ceilidh

Gaelic scholar sang

Gaelic mod - people complained about it, but they still came

Jim Charles received a MacNeil Tartan tie woven at St. Ann's.

Mr. MacNeil was appointed President of the Gaelic school

A.W.R. Formed pipers band - lots of opposition, "There would be no band on Cape Breton Island if it weren't for A.W.R."

History of the pipers band

Lecture on pioneers in Gaelic in presence of Chief of Clan MacLean

First Chief, Dame Flora MacLeod

Gaelic farewell to Scottish MacLeod - Dame Flora.

Brief reference to Rev. Donald M. MacAdam's ancestors.

Asks for a song

Sings a song that an old lady from Big Pond (N.S.) taught him: See tape 3

Scottish people displeased.

Deoch Slainte

Lament composed by a Scotsman who came to this country and never made enough money to get back to his home. He composed this song on his death bed

Order of Business of Scottish Catholic Society translated into Gaelic by Jim Charles MacNeil.

Your were smarter then we are now, in Gaelic

Song composed by Malcolm MacNeil.

Sgeulachd. Biorachan geag...

Story of Protestant Church where Father MacPherson closed the window.

I wish I had fresh meat for my sailors.

Story of Christmas Island (N.S.) and Narrows Bridge.

Tom's brook

I am your prisoner

Story about Hay Cove

I'm glad you came, I want to see fire to next years land

Peter MacNeil, story

If you hear me calling, come at once, said Peter...

Is Peter Dead?

A short biography of Joe Gillis.

A man should not be ashamed of his own language.

Gaelic should be spoken by all Scots

An old woman lived all alone in a log house in Irish Cove

Explanation: Three young villians played tricks during the recitation of the Rosary.

Bocan at a Mill in Irish Vale.

Lights at the turn of the mill.

J.C. MacNeil heard boards falling, but this was a forerunner of boards for a coffin.

J.C. MacNeil also heard tools working at his father's coffin.

Bean an Tigh

Many people from Inverness (N.S.) county moved to Newfoundland. One of them, Mrs. Campbell, returned to Sydney (N.S.). She
used to sing of them.

Woodbine - Alexander MacInnis composed this song because he was much abused by those to whom he tried to sell his hay

Mrs. MacDougall of North Sydney composed this song about a girl that went to the United States and was very lonely
Song

Teachdaire nan Gaidheal ; Leabhar 2

  • GN22
  • Item
  • 1926-1927

Item is a monthly periodical which features news, folklore, songs and correspondence entirely in Gaelic.