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CA BI T-2069 · Item · 1982
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of interviews with Carl MacKenzie, Charlie MacKenzie, Malcolm MacDonald and Josie Maclean of Washabuck, N.S.

Carl MacKenzie:

His grandfather, Charles "Framer" MacKenzie came from Kintyle, Scotland, first to Margaree, then to Washabuct

Talk about his musical background and family

There is a Washabuct fiddle style

His violin style influenced by Scotty Fitzgerald and Budy MacMaster

Talks about the good old-fashoined home parties

Charlie MacKenzie:

Recites two poems he composed

Talks about his mother washing clothes in the brook years ago

Recites another poem, "Blackbirds", also his own composition

tells of his mother singing Gaelic songs while she worked, spinning etc.

Malcolm MacDonald:

Talks about the old farms, now closed, how hard the pioneers worked

The house ceilidhs; fishing in the area

The store in Washabuct at one time

The Bard MacLean

"Lazy Stick" - a game they played

The browns - tricks people would play on them

Josie MacLean:

The one-room school she attended Formation of the Home & School Association

Joe MacLean :

Talks about Lauchlin MacLean - he arrived from Barra in 1817 - his family

Laughlin MacLean died at the age of 114

Other pioneer familes

Snow storms in previous years

Early mail service - by boat to Baddeck, also by hourse & buggy

CBC Radio
CA BI T-3143 · Item · 1968
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a conert held at the West Bay Road Parish Hall. Performers include: Alec Francis Mac Kay, Theresa Mac Lellan, Henry Mac Kinnon, Lionel Owen, Debbie and Viola mac Donald, Mrs. Bessie Mac Eachern, Ron Reilly, Donnie Mac Donald, Elliot Mac Donald, The Best Family

Side A: Introduction by M.C. Violin selections performed by Alec Francis Mac Kay with Theresa Mac Lellan, piano, later joined by stepdancer Henry Mac Kinnon. Lionel Owen performs a number of piano pieces. Viola and Debbie Mac Donald sing "Farewell to Nova Scotia" and "Dan O' Hara" Mrs. Bessie Mac Eachern sings "I Know My Love" in Gaelic. Theresa Mac Lellan and Ron Reilly perform piano and fiddle selections. [Sound is distorted on final third of Side A of tape]. Side B: The Best Family perform "Loch Lomond" and Bonny Lassie". Ross Mac Donald sings a Gaelic song. Donnie Mac Donald, violin, and Theresa Mac Lellan, piano, play Scottish music for stepdancer Eliot Mac Donald. Bessie Mac Eachern sings a song in Gaelic, followed by Viola and Debbie Mac Donald singing the English version. [Sound distortion on this part of tape from overlapping channels]. Lionel Owen plays honky-tonk piano numbers. [Remaining tape has sound distortion to its conclusion].

CA BI FT-18b · Item · Aug. 1985
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a recording that includes footage of a parade and people gathering at the St. Phillip's African Orthodox Church as a part of the West Indian reunion held in Whitney Pier in August 1985. The event was organized by Malcolm Streete and Jerome Moe, in cooperation with the St. Phillip's African Orthodox Church. The video footage was taken by Art Fennell.

Fennell, Art
CA BI FT-18a · Item · Aug. 1985
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a recording of people arriving at the Sydney VIA railway station for the Sydney-Toronto West Indian reunion held in Whitney Pier in August 1985. The event was organized by Malcolm Streete and Jerome Moe, in cooperation with the St. Phillip's African Orthodox Church. The video footage was taken by Art Fennell.

Fennell, Art
CA BI T-248 · Item · 1971
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of an interview with Sr. Margaret Beaton by Ann Terry MacLellan for CJCB, on the Xavier College Children's Gaelic Class. Includes audio of a concert at the Steelworkers' Hall, recorded by Angus John Smith of the BBC:
Brochan Lom
Siream Sios, Siream Suas
Ho ro mo nighean donn bhoidheach
Interview with MacLellan, Ann Terry continues.

MacLellan, Ann Terry