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Biographical sketch of Hugh MacKenzie

  • T-3
  • Item
  • 1963

File consists of an audio recording; mentions first contact between Mi'kmaq and Gaelic settlers.

Brief biographical sketch of Hugh MacKenzie and his contributions to Cape-Bretoniana and Mr. MacKenzie is interviewed by Cathleen MacKinnon

Hugh MacKenzie: Early history of Christmas Island (N.S.), MacNeils vs. Mi'kmaq, Scottish Immigrants to C.B. Brought only bare essentials with them, Funiture and Clothing in the early days

Early method for making dye

Recipe for making soap

Faill iu faillin ho ro eile - Milling song

Recipe for making tea. Early settlers made tea from herbs and roots

Medical care - sick and elderly were cared for by relative and neighbors

His prayers were answered ... Anecdote

Difficulty getting food...

Mi'kmaw with scalping knife...

Dat's me father

Schools scholars in the days...

Asthma and sore throat cure

Superstitious practises

Meeting the red haired woman means bad luck for the rest of the day

The black cat superstition...

Discussion on second-sight

I feel a heavy weight on my back...

Second-sight story

Stop here a minute...something is going to happen right here

I saw my brother's funeral...

Hallowe'en customs/B. New Year with rhymes

Reiteach - matchmaking

Brief sketch of MacKenzie family...

The ship "Harmony"

The Scottish pioneers were ingenious

Oran and amadan bhoidheach...Song-lament tells of a man who mistakenly shoots his sweetheart

MacNeil Boating Songs (Kishmul Castle)

Gu bheil angille dubh-dhonn

Oran an t-saighdear - Soldier laments his second induction into the army

Tha mi fo lean dubh 's mi m'onair composed by Bard William Ross

Song lament

Tha mo glean air au Chieetan [SIC]

Tha mise fo mhulad 's an am...

Mary's Dream

O nach till thu ruinn a rithis...Jacobite song

Soraidh leibh 's oidhche mhath liebh

Thanks Hugh MacKenzie

Cape Breton Scottish Music

Side A: Recorded at the Ashby Legion, the program consists of a variety of music, both instrumental and vocal: Billy Mac Phee plays a number of Scottish fiddle tunes, accompanied by Susan Mac namara, piano. Hugh Mac Kenzie performs unaccompanied Gaelic songs. [Some distortion in sound caused by overlapping channels on tape]. Francis and Allan beaton play a series of bagpipe pieces. [Again, sound distortion from overlapping channels]. Side B: Sound is too severly distorted to be of use.

Ceilidh at the home of Joseph Lawrence MacDonald

Item is an audio recording of a ceilidh at the home of Joseph Lawrence MacDonald featuring Gaelic songs. The recording features Sam Lamey, Finlay MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence MacDonald, Hugh F. MacKenzie, and Catherine O'Handley. The recording was created in Boisdale, with violin selections by Sam Lamey and piano accomp, by. John W. Morrison.

Finlay Cameron Eilean mo run...

Finlay Cameron Tha mi'n diugh gu tinn...

Finlay Cameron Eilean mo Chridhe

Finlay Cameron Mo nighean dubh...

Finlay Cameron Teannaibh dluth 's togaibh fonn...

Finlay Cameron Am falbh thu leam, a' ribhinn og'

Hugh F. MacKenzie Next 3 songs by Hugh F. MacKenzie

Hugh F. MacKenzie The Papal Bull...

Hugh F. MacKenzie Tha sinne bronach...

Archie J. MacKenzie Oran Teagasg nan Sgoil

Mrs. Catherine O'Handley Deoch slainte cabar feidh...by Mrs. Catherine O'Handley

Ceilidh in Boisdale

Item is an audio recording of a ceilidh in Boisdale.

Recording summary:

Gaol an t-Seoladair - MacLean, Mrs. Rod - Love song

Chi mi bhuam, fada bhuam - MacLean, Mrs. Rod - Lament - Composed by Alasdair a' Ridge, After he moved to Antigonish from Mabou in his old age

an Loch Mhor - Nicholson, Rod - Rear Beaver Cove - breaking the Sabbath

Gille Calum - Campbell, Michael - Cantaireachd - Composed by Hugh MacKenzie

Oran an Telephone - Barra Glen - MacKenzie, Hugh - Humorous - C.B. - Composed by Hugh MacKenzie

Oran a' Bhocain - MacKenzie, Hugh - Humorous - C.B.

Oran na Mohacks - MacKenzie, Hugh - Humorous - C.B.

Stop your Tickling, Jock - Nicholson, Rod - Humorous - C.B. - Gaelic translation

Lament for his old home - Nicholson, Rod - Lament - C.B. - Composed by Archie Gillis after leaving his old home at Rear Beaver Cove

Song composed in Scotland - MacKenzie, Archie - Love song

O gur toigh leam, e gur toigh leam - MacDonald, Joseph L. - Song in praise of Gaelic - Composed by Malcolm MacNeil (Calum Iain a' Mhuillear)

Old MacDonald had a farm - MacKenzie, Hugh - Humorous - Gaelic translation by Hugh MacKenzie

Oran a' bhata - MacKenzie, Hugh - Humorous - Composed by Hugh MacKenzie when his father made a cane

Collection of Gaelic Songs Sung in Christmas Island Parish

  • G157
  • Item
  • ca. 1965

Item is a collection of songs, and information regarding the songs, that were commonly sung in Christmas Island and surrounding communities. Most of the songs were composed in the area, but a few are Old Country songs.

Cèilidh at the home of Alan Steele

Item is a recording of a ceilidh at the house of Alan Steele. Includes stories, songs, local history and lore in both English and Gaelic.

Steel, Allan Story of the building of the Railroad, 1887-1890

Steel, Neil Ged tha mi gun chrodh gun aighean

Steele, Sally Scottish music

MacKenzie, Hugh O, till a' Leannan

Steel, Mary Ye Banks and Braes

Chorus ' S truagh nach robh mise an Eilean

MacKenzie, Hugh Stop your tickling jock

Bryden, Joseph Mimics Mi'kmaq coming off train at Christmas Island (N.S.)/ Mimics Mi'kmaq singing in choir.

Bryden, Joseph Story about Michael Archibald's dog

Bryden, Joseph Micmicing Jim John MacDougall and John Campbell, stutterer

Bryden, Joseph Story about a Priest in New Waterford

MacKenzie, Hugh Story about pioneer days in Cape Breton Island (N.S.) ... Dat's my fader (early relations with Mi'Kmaq)

MacKenzie, Hugh Story centres around a sick woman Seumas Sandy said that if they ate rough food all would be well

MacKenzie, Hugh Humorous Story about Billy Eoin MacKinnon who said "Poor man's stomach was the same as Vanderbilts"

MacKenzie, Hugh More stories about MacGregor's dog killing sheep, rum

MacKenzie, Hugh Donald Isbel about shoes and also about slow worker

MacKenzie, Hugh The courtship of Floridh and Ruairidh under the tree with Hector at the top of the tree listening

MacKenzie, Hugh Story about Donald and a Priest

MacKenzie, Hugh Story about Mickey Sandy's dog.

Chorus O gur toil leam é gur toil leam

MacKenzie, Hugh Story about Michael MacNeil and stealing hay

MacKenzie, Hugh Sgeulachd "Gilleasbuig Aotrom"

MacKenzie, Hugh "Gilleasbuig Aotrom" (continued)

Steele, Sally

Early Days in Washabuck

Item is an audio recording of Hugh F. Mackenzie, Alex Maclean, and Joseph A. Gillis discussing the early days of Washabuck N.S.

Drowning of Peter MacLean in 1827. (Alex MacLean) (Story--Ghost)
"Mr. MacLean, tell us about the early days of your ancestors in this country." (Hugh MacKenzie) (History)
Washabuck ghost story - same as earlier but more detailed. (Alex MacLean)
"I was told a story about a boat built in Washabuck..."(1868) The boat sailed from Baddeck, 1868, and disappeared-the "Alexander" (Alex MacLean)
Hugh F. MacKenzie recites poetry - lament composed for the crew of the above mentioned schooner.
"Cornmeal and molasses" - story referring to Scottish immigration. (Alex MacLean)

Song - "Thainig mi...gu ann taigh Gilleasbuig Ruaraidh..." Eadar bha ho-annan (Unidentified singers)
Song - "Hinn ho hog a ro..." (Unidentified singers)

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Gaelic Recitation of Prayers

Hugh MacKenzie, Archie A. MacKenzie, Joseph A. Gillis, Sister Jane MacKenzie, Margaret MacKenzie recite the Rosary.

Although there was no practice for this, it was very piously recited.

Litany and Acts by the same people as above. It was good to hear the prayers in Gaelic!

Sister Jane Mackenzie speaks. "Recording of the Rosary was made possible by the courtesy of Mr.Joe Gillis, Sydney, and was recited at the home of Archie Mackenzie.

Meditations by Hugh MacKenzie (Gaelic)

Night prayers by Anthony MacKenzie of East Bay. Calls upon God's mercy and protection for the family.
If anyone should die they should wake in the arms of God.

Next prayer will be the Acts (Humility, etc.) in Gaelic by Hugh MacKenzie.

Hugh MacKenzie, Anthony MacKenzie, and Joe Gillis recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Creed.

Hugh MacKenzie tells us: "You had no book, Anthony." No, he didn't - prayers said were learned at his mother's knee.

Hugh MacKenzie tells us: "This is the prayer we recited when leaving the house at night."

Anthony MacKenzie recites prayer said before retiring at night.

Hugh MacKenzie recites prayer of thanks giving.

Anthony MacKenzie recites the Act of Contrition.

Hugh MacKenzie introduces Anthony Mackenzie who will sing a Gaelic song. "This song was composed by Mrs. MacKinnon of Big Pond because the people of that area missed Father Neil MacLeod after he had been sent to Rome."

Anthony MacKenzie sings (Religious song)

Anthony MacKenzie recited "Hymn to the Holy Ghost"

Hugh MacKenzie recites the Nicene Creed, Confiteor, and continued with the Prayer before the Crucifix.

Divine Praises: De Profundis (Hugh MacKenzie)

Litany of the Guardian Angels (Hugh MacKenzie)

Anthony MacKenzie sings a lament composed by Rev. Angus MacDoald's sister in Barra, Scotland in the latter part of the 18th century. She later married a MacKinnon and settled in Rear Christmas Island.

Hugh MacKenzie says the "Anthony MacKenzie is over 80 years of age and his memory is
remarkable...The lament he just sang was learned from his mother."

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Gaelic Recitation of Prayers

Hugh MacKenzie, Archie A. MacKenzie, Joseph A. Gillis, Sister Jane MacKenzie, Margaret MacKenzie recite the Rosary

Although there was no practice for this, it was very piously recited.

Litany and Acts by the same people as above. It was good to hear the prayers in Gaelic!

Sister Jane Mackenzie speaks. "Recording of the Rosary was made possible by the courtesy of Mr.Joe Gillis, Sydney, and was recited at the home of Archie Mackenzie.

Meditations by Hugh MacKenzie (Gaelic)

Night prayers by Anthony MacKenzie of East Bay. Calls upon God's mercy and protection for the family. If anyone should die they should wake in the arms of God.

Next prayer will be the Acts (Humility, etc.) in Gaelic by Hugh MacKenzie.

Hugh MacKenzie, Anthony MacKenzie, and Joe Gillis recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Creed.

Hugh MacKenzie tells us: "You had no book, Anthony." No, he didn't - prayers said were learned at his mother's knee.

Hugh MacKenzie tells us: "This is the prayer we recited when leaving the house at night."

Anthony MacKenzie recites prayer said before retiring at night.

Hugh MacKenzie recites prayer of thanks giving.

Anthony MacKenzie recites the Act of Contrition.

Hugh MacKenzie introduces Anthony Mackenzie who will sing a Gaelic song. "This song was composed by Mrs. MacKinnon of Big Pond because the people of that area missed Father Neil MacLeod after he had been sent to Rome."

Anthony MacKenzie sings (Religious song)

Anthony MacKenzie recited "Hymn to the Holy Ghost"

Hugh MacKenzie recites the Nicene Creed, Confiteor, and continued with the Prayer before the Crucifix.

Divine Praises: De Profundis (Hugh MacKenzie)

Litany of the Guardian Angels (Hugh MacKenzie)

Anthony MacKenzie sings a lament composed by Rev. Angus MacDoald's sister in Barra, Scotland in the latter part of the 18th century. She later married a MacKinnon and settled in Rear Christmas Island.

Hugh MacKenzie says the "Anthony MacKenzie is over 80 years of age and his memory is remarkable...The lament he just sang was learned from his mother."

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

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 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; Joe L. MacDonald, Finlay Cameron, Alex & Hugh MacKenzie

Finlay Cameron Boisdale (N.S.), Christmas Island (N.S.), Halifax (N.S.) S toigh leam ho ro hu bhith'sa chul a fuireach...

Finlay Cameron Story - If she only had horns and a tail...

Finlay Cameron Tha mi'n diugh gu tinn...

Joseph L. MacDonald Hinn hainn hogadan...

Joseph L. MacDonald Ho hi ri ill rathill o...

Finlay Cameron Fleasgaich ur, leannain thu...

Finlay Cameron Tha mi sgith o'n timseo 'n de...

Joe Lawrence MacDonald Eilean mo Chridhe

Joe Lawrence MacDonald O hi ri ill o robha...

Hugh MacKenzie O Mhairead mhin mholach...

Hugh MacKenzie Oran na Mohawks

Hugh MacKenzie Graf Zeppelin song

Archie MacKenzie An tulach boidheach

Archie MacKenzie An samhradh air tighinn a's ur oirnn

Hugh MacKenzie Orana' mhathain

Archie MacKenzie Nighean an Taillear

Hugh MacKenzie S toigh leam cruinneag dhonn nam bo...

Hugh MacKenzie Faill irinn illrinn uill irinn o

History of Scottish pioneers, folklore and gaelic songs

Brief biographical sketch of Hugh MacKenzie and his contributions to Cape-Bretoniana and Mr. MacKenzie is interviewed by Cathleen MacKinnon
Hugh MacKenzie: Early history of Christmas Island (N.S.), MacNeils vs. Mi'kmaq, Scottish Immigrants to C.B. Brought only bare essentials with them, Funiture and Clothing in the early days
Early method for making dye
Recipe for making soap
Faill iu faillin ho ro eile - Milling song
Recipe for making tea. Early settlers made tea from herbs and roots
Medical care - sick and elderly were cared for by relative and neighbors
His prayers were answered ... Anecdote
Difficulty getting food...
Mi'kmaw with scalping knife...
Dat's me father
Schools scholars in the days...
Asthma and sore throat cure
Superstitious practises
Meeting the red haired woman means bad luck for the rest of the day
The black cat superstition...
Discussion on second-sight
I feel a heavy weight on my back...
Second-sight story
Stop here a minute...something is going to happen right here
I saw my brother's funeral...
Hallowe'en customs/B. New Year with rhymes
Reiteach - matchmaking
Brief sketch of MacKenzie family...
The ship "Harmony"
The Scottish pioneers were ingenious
Oran and amadan bhoidheach...Song-lament tells of a man who mistakenly shoots his sweetheart
MacNeil Boating Songs (Kishmul Castle)
Gu bheil angille dubh-dhonn
Oran an t-saighdear - Soldier laments his second induction into the army
Tha mi fo lean dubh 's mi m'onair composed by Bard William Ross
Song lament
Tha mo glean air au Chieetan
Tha mise fo mhulad 's an am...
Mary's Dream
O nach till thu ruinn a rithis...Jacobite song
Soraidh leibh 's oidhche mhath liebh
Thanks Hugh MacKenzie

Hugh F. MacKenzie and Malcolm A. Macleod

Item is a recording of Gaelic songs, stories and conversation with Malcolm A. Maleod of Skir Dhu, and Hugh F. MacKenzie of Christmas Island.

Includes:

MacLeod, Malcolm A. Skir Dhu (N.S.) Gaelic stories, songs & conversation: Short story and conversation
MacLeod, Malcolm A. Skir Dhu (N.S.) Se mo cheist an gille donn
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Party Telephone Song with introduction
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Thainig an gille dubh
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Song about a boy who joined the army
MacLeod, Malcolm A. Skir Dhu (N.S.) Cainnt a' Ghaidhlig
MacLeod, Malcolm A. Skir Dhu (N.S.) Gaelic song
MacLeod, Malcolm A. Skir Dhu (N.S.) Gaelic song
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Soldier's song with introduction
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) An gaol a thug mi og
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Do dronald Lean
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) A nighean chruinn (a ship)
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) O gu mise tha
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Social changes in Christmas Island (N.S.)
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Song about the changes in Christmas Island (N.S.)
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Introduces Angus John Smith
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Chi mi na mor-bheanna
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Gaelic song
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) Gaelic song
MacKenzie, Hugh Sydney (N.S.) S' truagh nach robh mise
Xavier College Children's Gaelic Class Sydney (N.S.) Se Ceap Breatuinn tir mo Ghraidh
? Sydney (N.S.) Siream Sios, Siream Suas
? Sydney (N.S.) An t-Alltan Dubh
? Sydney (N.S.) Air faillin ho oh
? Sydney (N.S.) Faillin oh agus o ro eile
? Sydney (N.S.) Mo chruinneag
? Sydney (N.S.) Tha mi an diugh gu tinn
Xavier College Children's Gaelic Class Sydney (N.S.) O a rille oh ho ro

Smith, Angus John

Hugh F. Mackenzie - Stories in Gaelic and English

Item is an audio recording of stories by Hugh MacKenzie. Mr. MacKenzie died before he completed this tape.

Catriona's grief and tears - Hector's moccasins placed under her pillow
Poor widow's pigs
Credit Union at Christmas Island (N.S.) - Why doesn't the Credit Union get the water for you The Finance Company - An annual picnic was held in aid of the school - terrible rain on the day of the picnic. "Young wethers and brochsters"
Picnic at Beaver Cove
Letter from Minnesota
Letter to his Mother in law MacKinnon, the "last immigrant" to Christmas Island nicknamed New Neil - story of his letter to a Mi'kmaw man
Story of the teacher - "Peter thought she was mocking him"
Tigh Ian Caimbeul - Song ridiculing man
Ian Fhionnlagh (John Finlay) - story about the quagmire - "Michael Big Bird"
Rhyme neither English nor Gaelic - Aonghus Ian Phadraig went for molasses and began to drink it. His whiskers became covered with the molasses then froze so he looked like a swordfish. Molasses on his whiskers...
Carcass of pet lamb - will you buy the corp of Peatan - Mr. MacKenzie died before he completed this tape

Beaton Institute

Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

  • MG 6.23
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1986

Fonds consists of papers that include:

b. Two copies of the history of the first settlers in Iona including MacKenzie's version of the story of their first encounter with the Mi'Kmaq ; a story in English and set in Christmas Island. Many cultural practices are discussed ; a speech addressed to The Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Social workers ; two songs in English.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Hugh MacKenzie - Gaelic Songs and Stories

Item is an audio recording of Hugh F. Mackenzie singing and telling stories including:

"Yellwo to you, my Mary"
"Mary's hat..."Sheepers"
"Ship in a storm"
"Go to mountain and born the horse"
"Mountain under his head"
"Not bad for a horse with no shoe on its last feet"
In Big Pond "Prayer against Buffalo Bill's Power"
Christmas Island (N.S.) "Story of Pancakes"
"Story of pan-cakes" continued
Prayer at wake by Little Mike
Don't say 'Thusa'
French man working with MacNeil, neither could speak English
Story about fish on the Banks
Come for the hungry, Mr. Frang
Cast all six widows to hell
No permission to go to wake
Wake at Grand Narrows.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Joseph J. MacInnis fonds

  • MG 6.20
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1939

Fonds consists of a large collection of Scottish music and Gaelic material. Papers include:

  1. Corresponding and subscription lists of the paper Mosgladh, 1928- 1931, including correspondence from the Scottish Catholic Society. Original, 2 cm. First report of St. Kentigern Ceilidh Club, 1924. Typescript, 4 pages.
  2. Handwritten copies of Gaelic Songbook by Vincent MacLellan, the Gesto Collection of Highland Music and other Scottish music. Original, 75 pages.
  3. Typewritten copies of Collection of Gaelic Proverbs by Donald MacIntosh, 1785. 47 pages. (See Item MG 6.20 3). Creating a New Scotland in Canada by Catherine MacKenzie. 7 pages. The brooch of Lorne by Hector MacDougall, 12 pages. Preface to The Skye Collection of Reels and Strathspeys, 4 pages.
  4. Printed material and clippings: “Clann na Gael ‘n Cogadh ‘s ‘n Sith”, 1918; clippings on Flora MacDonald, 1934; Folklore of the Hebrides, 1937; Gaelic School in Sydney, 1927; Scottish Catholic Society, New Waterford, 1927, Picture of members of “Celtic Ceilidh” radio program, 1934.
  5. Cumha for Joseph J. MacInnis, 1944 by Hugh MacKenzie.
  6. Part of a Gaelic prayer book. 1 cm (see Item MG 6.20 6)

MacInnis, Joseph J.

Joseph L. MacDonald. Hugh F. MacKenzie and Joe Gillis: Gaelic Stories

Hugh F. MacKenzie (Christmas Island):

Story - A Lost Old Lady
Story - Old Maids and Bachelors
Story - Big Donald and the Member
Story - Donald Halifax and the well
Story - Digging for Gold
Story - Donald from Uist
Story - Neil and the Bishop
Song - Horan ho 's na hi iu o

Joe Gillis:

Story - Blessing of Seed

Hugh F. MacKenzie:

Ghost story
Story of the rum seller
Story of the devil's death
Story of the Old Scotsman
Story of foresight
Ghost story

Joseph L. MacDonald:\

Story of St. Stephen's Day
Church dues
Old-time wakes
Story of Stephen MacNeil

Joe Gillis:

Donald's Story

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

MacTalla an Eilean (Island Echoes) Program 1, May 8, 1971

Item is an audio recording of CBI Radio's Island Echoes program air on May. 8 1971. Includes Gaelic song, interviews with Gaelic speakers, fiddle and bagpipe music.

Featuring:

MacTalla an Eilean (Island Echoes) Program 1, May 8, 1971
Theme - Gaelic song by M.A. MacLeod
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Sydney (N.S.) Interview with Malcolm A. MacLeod
MacAuley, Fred Scotland Gaelic songs
MacLeod, Malcolm Skir Dhu (N.S.)
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Sydney (N.S.) Speaks
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Bagpipe music
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Theme

MacTalla An Eilean (Island Echoes) Program 2, May 8, 1971
Theme - Gaelic song by M.A. MacLeod
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Sydney (N.S.)
MacLeod, Malcolm Skir Dhu (N.S.) Mr. MacLeod continues singing Cape Breton Gaelic songs to old airs
MacAuley, Fred (BBC) Scotland Interview with Mr. Malcolm MacLeod continues
MacLeod, Malcolm Skir Dhu (N.S.) Gaelic songs and stories
MacKenzie, Hugh (Host) Sydney (N.S.) Walking songs
MacLeod, Malcolm Skir Dhu (N.S.) Theme

CBI Radio

MacTalla nan Cul

  • G40
  • Item
  • 19-

Item is a booklet of Songs composed by Hugh Francis MacKenzie. A forward is written in English.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Newspaper Clippings

Material includes:
A typed manuscript of the anecdotes of pioneer Neil "Goillician" MacNeil by Hugh Francis MacKenzie.
The above, as appearing in an article in the Weekly Cape Bretoner, January 25, 1958.
An article concerning the history of Christmas Island by Hugh F. MacKenzie.
An article by MacKenzie about the history of Christmas Island Catholic church.
Two obituaries for Hugh Francis MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Songs, stories, and anecdotes by Hugh MacKenzie

Item is available for streaming: T-35 Side 1 [http://beaton.cbu.ca/AtoM/audio/T-35_s1.mp3] and T-35 Side 2 [http://beaton.cbu.ca/AtoM/audio/T-35_s2.mp3].

Hugh MacKenzie

Introduces Mr. Hugh MacKenzie of Sydney (N.S.).

"O Chruinneag…."

Sad love song

Why did you compose this sad song? What is the story?

The sad story is told

"Ho ro 'sno hu o…"

"Tha mise fo mhulad…"

"A ru o ro hu o gur tu mo nighean donn bhoidheach"

"Air faillin rinn hui ho ro…Huillirinn o tho"

"Dh' fhalbh mo run…"

"I have heard many sgeulachdan from my father."

That was a good story about the bear and J. Cameron…

The wedding…

"Cape Breton By The Sea"

"Clan MacNeil boating song" or Kishmul's Galley

"If that is the devil I'll drive him out quick."

A brief sketch of Mr. MacKenzie's life

"The Song of Old Age"

"You take the long road…"

"Dat's me fader!"

"Driod - Fhortain Ruairidh"

Stories of Ghosts and Forerunners

Item is an audio recording of Hugh F. Mackenzie and Joseph A. Gillis discussing ghosts and forerunners in Gaelic tradition.

"Miracle of the seed." (Gillis, Joe)
Story about Frenchvale (Gillis, Joe) (Anecdote--Humorous)

Hugh MacKenzie:
"The barley is full of the devil, it will grow anyway." (Anecdote--Humorous)
Story of the woman who gave her cow to the Priest. One year later she came back for it.
"No liquor...Priest hated liquor so he sent the man out of his Parish."
Story about the man who saw his shadow. (Anecdote--Humorous)
"Did you hear that the devil died?" " "
Story about the farmer in Inverness. "I had lived here for 50 years and this road has never left here." (Anecdote--Humorous)
"He fell with a bottle in his back pocket." (Anecdote--Humorous) "I trust it was blood and nothing else."
"Mickey Katie saw something strange." (Story--second sight) "-- death of a brother."
Story about "the coffin being brought out to bury" that the man saw. He predicted that the coming death would be sudden. "It was." (Story--second sight)
"This man met a ghost." (Story--Forerunner) "The boy who died and returned with the money he had borrowed."
"Story about Ottawa Brook." (Story--Ghost) "...his daughter gave him signature he needed."
"Bocan......How do you know that this was a real bocan?" (Story--Bocan) Mr. MacKenzie and his brother were visiting a neighbour and saw a terrible thing at the end of the bridge. (Story--Ghost)
Story of the drowning and the fidelity of a dog. (Anecdote)
Story about the old woman who had no money. (Anecdote)
Story about the prayers. "Lack of intelligence makes people pray on, and on." (Anecdote)
"Here is the story about a foolish man who tells a priest about a bocan he saw." The priest told him it must have been the devil. "How could it have been the devil, it spoke Gaelic." (Anecdote)
Women who got lost (Finished on B-1)

Hugh MacKenzie:
What were you telling me about the bleating of lamb and the power of prayer? An old lady was lost in the woods. Prayers were said for her. A lamb was heard bleating. She was found.
"You won't go to their wake, they didn't come to ours."
"Thusa Eachain" (Anecdote--Humorous) "Don't call me 'Thusa' call me Sibhse."
It is true that there is gold buried in a well near Christmas Island? (Story--Ghost) People heard horses galloping - but there were no horses.
Story about the woman who had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin - a priest played a trick on her. "Be polite, be quiet - I am talking to your mother!"
Story about the man who had no money - he walked 188 miles to get one bag of meal.
"She made him a pair of trousers and he went with her." Story about the woman whose husband wouldn't let her go away alone.
"She thought he was the Bishop" "Save me, save me, the Bishop is chasing me!" She thought her husband was the Bishop because he dressed up to go to church and she did not recgonize him. (Anecdote--Humorous)
"Horrinn o hi ri dhiu o." Mr. MacKenzie composed this in 1937, when he heard the whistle of the Steel Plant and thinking of his yesteryears he was lonely and sad. (Song)

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis