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MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence Cape Breton County (NS)
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A Ceilidh at Benacadie

Item is an audio recording of a ceilidh at Benacadie, N.S. Includes conversation in English/Gaelic with informants throughout the Iona area. Features:

MacKinnon, Joseph - Brief biographical sketch

MacDonald, Joseph L. - A Ceilidh at Benacadie

Campbell, Neil - Biographical sketch

Campbell, Neil - How did your people first acquire land here?

MacNeil, Stephen R. Curator of Highland Village, Iona - Brief biographical sketch

MacNeil, Stephen R. Curator of Highland Village, Iona - Who were instrumental in bringing the Highland Village to Iona

MacNeil, Stephen R. Curator of Highland Village, Iona - How was land acquired for the Highland Village?

MacNeil, Stephen R. Curator of Highland Village, Iona - Highland Village Day

MacNeil, Stephen R. Curator of Highland Village, Iona - Problems facing a curator

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Big Beach: Gaelic Song and Conversation

Item is an audio recording of an interview with J.A Macneil, Michael Macneil and John Angus Maclean of Big Beach, Cape Breton (N.S.) Features:

MacNeil, J.A. - A trip to Scotland

MacNeil, Michael - Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Michael - Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Michael - Ho iri raill o

MacNeil, Michael - S' fheudair dhomh...'s sgur de 'n dram

MacNeil, Michael - Railroad song

MacLean, John A. - Se fad mo mhulad

MacLean, John A. - Biographical sketch

MacLean, John A. - Story - the old woman and the trunk

MacLean, John A. - Ged a'sheoil mi air m'aineoil

Side 2:

J.A MacKinnon (MacKinnon's Harbour) :

Biographical Sketch
Schooling and teachers in MacKinnon's Harbour

Mrs. MacKinnon (MacKenzie):

Biographical Sketch

Selection of Gaelic songs

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Boisdale and Beaver Cover: Gaelic Songs and Stories

Nicholson, P. MacE. Boisdale (N.S.) The Heavy Load

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Song: Hi an hugadan

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Story about Father Joseph MacDonald

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Dress of people in olden days

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Fuadach irinn ill irinn, oidch, irinn iu

MacIsaac, Archie Boisdale (N.S.) A ri ill o hug oran o

O'Handley, Mrs. Catherine Beaver Cove History of Rear Beaver Cove, people still living there

O'Handley, Mrs. Catherine Beaver Cove Faill irinn ill irinn, uill irinn o

Lee, Mrs. Sydney (N.S.) Account of first railroad on this side of Grand Narrows

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Ged tha mi gun crodh gun aighean

Steele, Neil New Glasgow Biographical sketch

MacKenzie, Jessie East Bay (N.S.)

MacKenzie, Jessie East Bay (N.S.) Mo Dhachaidh

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

CJFX 25th Anniversary Program - Old Time Fiddlers

Item is an audio recording of a number of old time Cape Breton fiddle tunes. Recording also contains a conversation Malcolm J. Maclean, Boisdale, on his 95th birthday.

Violin selections by:

MacMaster, Buddy
MacKenzie, Karl
Cameron, John Allan
MacLellan, Theresa
Cameron, John Allan
MacMaster, Buddy
Beaton, Donald Angus
MacKenzie, Karl

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Brief biographical sketch

MacLean, Malcolm J. - Interview with MacLean on 95th birthday

MacLean, Catherine - Recitation of prayers in Gaelic

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Gaelic address

MacLean, Malcolm J. - Story of mother's life in Boisdale

MacKenzie, Hugh - Reading of Gaelic address to MacLean

MacLean, Malcolm J. - School teachers at Boisdale

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Conversations in Middle Cape, Big Pond and Boisdale

MacPherson, Duncan Middle Cape (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacPherson, Duncan Middle Cape (N.S.) Strip mining of celestite at Loch Lomond

MacNeil, James Big Pond (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Mrs. James Big Pond (N.S.) Biographical sketch

Cherguin, W.L. Collection of Ivan Bailey

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Haggis - a recipe

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Norman MacLeod's vessels

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Norman MacLeod's vessels

MacNeil, Malcolm J. Cape Breton Past and Future

Melvin MacPhee Good old days at Glace Bay

MacDonald, Joseph L. Boisdale (N.S.) Excerpts from old Cape Breton newspapers

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Conversations in Iona N.S

Item is an audio recording of conversations in English and Gaelic recorded in Iona, Christmas Island and Mackinnon's Harbour.

Gallant, Mrs. - Brief Biographical Sketch
MacNeil, Martin - Brief Biographical Sketch
MacLeod, Sister Colista C.N.D. - Brief Biographical Sketch
MacNeil, Sister (Sister St. Joseph of Mercy) - Brief Biographical Sketch
MacNeil, Mrs. - Brief Biographical Sketch
Jankawski, Mrs. - Brief Biographical Sketch
Murphy, Mrs. Peter - Brief Biographical Sketch
Murphy, Mrs. Mary - Brief Biographical Sketch
Murphy, Mrs. Hugh - Brief Biographical Sketch

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Song and Conversation: Benacadie & Castle Bay

Item is an audio recording of interviews with residents of Benacadie and Castle Bay, Cape Breton (N.S). Recording includes songs, stories and community history.

MacLennan, Mrs. Rod - Biographical sketch

Doucette, Mrs. George - Biographical sketch

Doucette, Mr. George - Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Malcolm J. - Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Malcolm J. - Story

MacNeil, Malcolm J. - Na threig thu...leannainn

MacInnis, Donald - Biographical sketch

MacInnis, Donald - Gun crodh gun aighean

Morrison, Peter - Biographical sketch

Morrison, Peter and Donald MacInnis - Bitibh aotrom 's togaibh fonn

Morrison, Peter and Donald MacInnis - O's ann tha mo ghaol-sa thall

Morrison, Peter and Donald MacInnis - Gaidheal air aineol

Morrison, Peter and Donald MacInnis - Tha mo chion-sa air an fhiurain

MacNeil, Jim D. - Biographical Sketch

MacNeil, Mrs. Hector J. - Biographical sketch

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Songs

Item is an audo recording of Gaelic songs and stories recorded in Boisdale and Mabou (N.S)

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence - "Sgeulachd Gill'easbuig Aotrom"

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence - "Cumha Cheap Breatunn"

Cameron, Finlay - "Tha mi sgith o'n tim seo 'n de"

Cameron, Finlay - "Mo Nighean Dubh"

Cameron, Finlay - "Gaol an t-Seoladair"

Cameron, Finlay - "Thug mi run 's chuir mi uidh"

Cameron, Finlay - "Fhleasgaich ur, leannan thu..."

Cameron, Finlay - "O gur mise tha fo mhighean..."

Beaton, Angus D. - "Eriskay love lilt..."

Beaton, Angus D. - "Air faill irinn ill irinn uill irinn o ro hi..."

Cameron, Finlay - "An te ruadh"

Cameron, Finlay - "Tha mi'n diugh gu tinn..."

Beaton, Angus D. - "Mo nighean donn..."

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Songs and Stories of Boisdale and Iona. Gaelic Prayer and Mass.

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic songs and stories collected in the Boisdale area. Recording includes a Gaelic mass and Gaelic hymns.

Steele, John - Biographical sketch

Steele, John - Story of a man buying a horse (Local)

Steel, John - Story about Loch Mor (Loon Lake)

Steele, John - Song: Eilean a' Fhraoich

Steele, John - Stories

Steele, John - A fishing story

MacIntyre, Joseph - Biographical sketch

MacIntyre, Joseph - A story about the supernatural

MacIntyre, Joseph - Tha m'Inntinn Trom 's Cha Tog Mi Fonn

MacIntyre, Joseph - Tha Mo Bhreacan-sa fo'n Dìle

MacIntyre, Joseph - Ailein Duinn Nach Till Thu'n Taobh-sa

MacIntyre, Joseph - Horo is Toigh Leam Fhìn Thu

MacIntyre, Joseph - Eilean Sgitheanach nam Buadh

MacDonald, Mrs. Marie - Biographical sketch

MacDonald, Mrs. Marie - Two funny stories

MacNeil, John Hector - Biographical sketch

MacNeil, John Hector - Recitation of Lord's Prayer in Gaelic

MacDonnell, Rev. Malcolm - Gaelic Mass televised - 1964

MacLellan, Theresa - Violin selections

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Songs in Boisdale

Item is an audio recording of Gaelic singers in Boisdale, N.S.

Cameron, Finlay - Thug mi run 's chuir mi uidh

Cameron, Finlay - Tha mi sgith bho'n tim seo 'n de

Cameron, Finlay - Tha mi'n diugh gu tinn

Cameron, Finlay - Mo nighean dubh

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Cailinn mo ruin-sa

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Gleannan taobh Loch Liobhan

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Sgeulachd

MacDonald, Joseph L. - O go toigh leam

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Story of Ruaridh Mor and Seonaid visit to Glasgow

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Gaelic Songs, Boisdale & Mabou

Item is an audio recording of various singers performing Gaelic songs.

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Gaels came to Cape Breton (1800-1835)

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Fhleasgaich ur, leannain thu

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Ho ro i horo nan

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Faill ill oro faill o

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Ill il u ill robha o

MacDonald, J. Lawrence S toigh leam cruinneag donn nam bo

MacDonald, J. Lawrence Hug orann o robha ho

Campbell, Michael J. Cantaireachd

Campbell, Michael J. Gur mi tha gu bronach

Nicholson, R. Loch mor

Nicholson, R. Native song

Campbell, Mrs. An t-each odhar

Campbell, Mrs. Suileach monadh

Campbell, Dan Mhali bheag og

Beaton, Joe Fa mo mhulaid

Patterson, D Ged a'sheoil mi air m'aineol

Patterson, D I oho tha mi fo leon dubh

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

History and Folklore of East Bay, N.S

Item is an audio recording at Boisdale N.S. Joseph Lawrence Macdonald, Sarah Cameron, Miss Janet Cameron, Angus Beaton, Finlay Cameron tell discuss lore, history and sing songs.

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Frolics in the home, different types

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Shearing of sheep, processing of wool, milling frolics

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Duties of women

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Grist mill at MacAdam`s Lake, operated by Mr. MacLean

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Best carpenters of the times, MacEacherns, MacDonalds and others

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Three steamships operated out of East Bay, groceries had to be brought in from Halifax, hardwood shipped to England

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Scottish Catholic Society of Canada organized by Father M.A. MacAdam

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Cape Breton Island Co-op. Society was organized at East Bay, 1932

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Mineral spring at East Bay

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Excerpts from Mary L. Frasers book,Folklore of Nova Scotia`.

MacDonald, Joseph L. - East Bay Pirates - Capt. Alex and Dan MacLean. MacLeans sailed the Pacific Ocean (1880-1914) on the sea wolf.

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Primary concern of settlers was the making of a home. Coal mines and steel plant took men from farms to cities and towns.

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Early settlers of Christmas Island (N.S.)

MacDonald, Joseph L. - What were living conditions like

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Tell about the August Gale

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Story of Peter MacNeil

MacDonald, Joseph L. - Story of Malcolm MacPhee

Cameron, Sarah - Biographical sketch

Cameron, Miss Janet - Biographical sketch

Beaton, Angus - Song: O hi ri ill o robha

Cameron, Finlay - Song: Air faill irinn ill irinn oich irinn iu

Beaton, Alexander - Song: O sud an taobh a'gabhainn

Cameron, Sarah - Song: An Te Ruadh

Cameron, Finlay - Song: Tha mi'n diugh gu tinn

Beaton, Angus D. - Song, a lament

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Joe Lawrence MacDonald: Newspaper Clippings

Item is an audio recording of Joseph Lawrence MacDonald reading a series of newspaper clippings. Recording includes Gaelic songs from Tena Macneil, East Bay.

Joe Lawrence MacDonald

Nazi Warfare
"Caribou" survivor - premonition of disaster
Mountain Cross keeper's story
Rev. Charles Murphy
Christmas Island
Firsts in Cape Breton
Scottish piper plays lament for Texas flier
Scottish piper plays lament for Texas flier
Cape Breton Highlanders in action
Cape Breton Highlanders welcomed home

Mrs. Tena Morrison

Biographical sketch
Mo Chridhe Trom
Gaelic song

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

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

Joseph Lawrence MacDonald fonds

  • CA BI MG 6.31
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1995

Fonds consists of materials collected by Mr. MacDonald while he was on an LIP grant. Papers include:

  1. Promissory note of Angus MacLean in favour of D. N. McIntyre, Boisdale, 1896. Original, 1 page.
  2. League of the Cross membership card for Ronald MacKenzie, Christmas Island, 1908. Original, 1 page.
  3. Nova Scotia High School certificate, Grade X, for Joseph Lawrence MacDonald, 1926. Original, 1 page.
  4. Memorial card of Mrs. Alex N. MacNeil, 1962, Printed, 1 card.
  5. Diary kept by John A. MacDonald, of a trip to Scotland, 1971. Photocopy, 11 pages.
  6. List of the Alexander MacDonalds on the Kinloch estate, 1700-1800. Photocopy, 2 pages.
  7. Translation of the Gaelic story “Cross Road House” by Joseph L. MacDonald. Typescript, 4 pages.
  8. Historical sketch of the Island of Lewis. Photocopy, 4 pages.
  9. Weekly Work Record of Joseph L. MacDonald, 1972 Original, 20 pages.
    10.3 Gaelic stories. Original and typescript, 7 pages.
  10. Gaelic bible tract: “Ubhlan Oir” Printed, 26 pages.
  11. Plan and descriptions of violins. Printed, 4 pages.

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

MacAdams Lake and Big Pond: Gaelic Songs and Stories

MacNeil, Mrs. Frank Big Pond (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacNeil, Mrs. Frank Big Pond (N.S.) Mo chaileag bhinn

MacNeil, Mrs. Frank Big Pond (N.S.) Early school days in Big Pond

MacNeil, Mrs. Frank Big Pond (N.S.) How "mogans" were made

MacNeil, Peter East Bay (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacKenzie, Ann East Bay (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacKenzie, Mrs. Jessie Big Pond (N.S.) Bheir mi o

MacNeil, Stephen MacAdam's Lake Biographical sketch

MacSween, Stephen MacAdam's Lake Biographical sketch

MacSween, Stephen MacAdam's Lake Story of getting a bottle

MacSween, Stephen MacAdam's Lake Two more Gaelic stories

MacSween, Mrs. Hugh MacAdam's Lake Biographical sketch

MacSween, Dan Joe East Bay (N.S.) Biographical sketch

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Naidheachdan, Sgeulachdain and Songs from Dan MacKenzie and Joe Allan MacLean & Annie MacLean

Item is an audio recording of stories and songs performed by Dan MacKenzie, Joe Allan MacLean and Mrs. Annie MacLean. Featuring:

MacKenzie, Dan - Song sung from the perspective of an old pit mare purchased to help with the November plowing. Horses were plentiful and cheap, so when they ceased to be of use people took them to the marsh and killed them.

MacKenzie, Dan - Òran do Nighean Òg Bréagha. Song Composed by Iagain Steaphainn Ruaidh. Uses the chorus to "Bu Chaomh Leam Bhith Mire".

MacKenzie, Dan - Naidheachd: "A'Chailleach a'Bheat an Deamhan".

MacKenzie, Dan - Fairy Story "Di-Luain, Di-Mairt, DiCiadain"

MacKenzie, Dan - Naidheachd: "Cònar a'Seòladh is an Grog Làidir"

MacLean, Joe Allan - Sgeulachd: Sgeulachd - Fletcher and the Ghost. A man sets out to seek his fortune in England. He ends up in the employ of a nobleman trying to determine who is haunting his house. It is his dead daughter who desires to have her wrongly-convicted love freed from prison. See T-195

MacLean, Joe Allan - Sgeulachd: A man leaves home to hunt on "Beinn Dhunnchaidh" to earn his fortune. On the way there he encounters several characters and obstacles. He eventually is dissuaded from going to the mountain an returns home. He discovers gold and goes to England with it, where he open's the country's largest shoe factory.

MacLean, Joe Allan - Sgeulachd: "An Dròbhair Cruinn"

MacLean, Joe Allan - "Òran Bàs Eachainn MhicDhùghaill" composed by Archie MacDougall of Benacadie. Hector (Eachann "Larry") left Baddeck in a boat in 1896 but never returned home. He was presumed drowned. Archie's aunt, Mary (MacDougall) MacLeod also composed songs.

MacLean, Mrs. Annie - Biographical sketch

MacLean, Mrs. Annie - "Bha Mi'n Raoir gu Sunndach Sunndach" composed by Catrìona Iain Ruaidh (Catherine MacNeil)

MacLean, Mrs. Annie - "Tha Mise fo Mhulad air Tulaich gun Uaill" composed by Catrìona Iain Ruaidh (Catherine MacNeil). Song concerns a difficult winter and trying to preserve hay.

MacDonald, Joseph L. - History of Iona Credit Union

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Story of Donald Gorm MacDonald

Item is an audio recording of Joseph Lawrence MacDonald telling stories of Donald "Gorm" Macdonald.

Story of Donald "Gorm" MacDonald - Story of this man, at the time of taking of Louisbourg

A mother's curse - Donald went from house to house taking the young men by force to fight with him. When he took the third son, a cripple, from this widow, she said: "My son will return but you never will"

Burning of the church - Donald burns church after closing windows, all inside perish

The ending - Tells how this man, possessed by the devil, dies

The schoolmaster and the old woman

The old man's operation - Funny story by a teller of tall tales

Comhairle (advice)

Donald's version of the sinking of the Titanic - Donald couldn't read very well, his stories were strange

He alone know how much he is worth

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence