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Xmass Daddies 02-98
SD-202 · Item · 1998
Part of Sarah Denny Cultural Collection

This record depicts the Daddies Christmas event of 1998 that takes place in Eskasoni to raise donations for people who need money during the holidays. There is a mix of traditional and non-traditional music including karaoke performances. Lee Cremo, Tom Sylliboy, Stephen Christmas, John Poulette, Bernie Francis, Kenny Lafford, Arlene Stevens, Katalin Denny, Elias Sylliboy, and others perform.

Xmass 03-98 (98)
SD-203 · Item · 1998
Part of Sarah Denny Cultural Collection

This depicts the Daddies Christmas event of 1998 that takes place in Eskasoni to raise donations for people who need money during the holidays. There is a mix of traditional and non-traditional music including karaoke performances. The Relatives, John Poulette, Moony Francis, George Paul, Lee Cremo, Tom Sylliboy, Stephen Christmas, Kenny Lafford, and others perform.

CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-40 · Item · 05 Aug. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Lee Cremo - 2nd part (continuation from tape LEB/SAY-Ac-39) - talk about wedding dance, speaks about developing music in children, chanting or singing during wedding dance, special wedding song, birthdays, praying, singing for dancing, he sings the song for the dance, celebration dance, Nescaouette dance, learning to dance, dances in home, respect for elders, his wife explains about dancing and dance at Chapel Island, dance died out on Chapel Island, Mi'kmaq life, learning dancing, understanding Mi'kmaw dance movement, step for dances, respect in dancing.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-26 · Item · 15 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Minnie and Natalie MacMaster about their life, step-dancing, number of steps, frequency of dances, number of figures, concerts, picnics, stages at weddings, Scotch Four, Nathalie and the fiddle, playing for dances, winter playing, names of tunes, sheets of dance repertoire which Mary Janet MacDonald compiled, young people's interest in this music and dance, Glencoe Mills. July 15, 1986. Interview with Arsène LeBlanc calls figure he remembers, August 10, 1986, the music is a tape of Buddy MacMaster and Dougie MacPhee from Glencoe Mills, three figures (reels), where he learned them.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-9 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Malcolm MacDonald about his life, dances when he was growing up, dances at homes and schools, frolics, waltz, music for the Scotch Four, seasons for dancing, collecting of the fiddles, making a living, fishing, weddings in Mabou, church picnics, dancing stages, electricity, stories about dances, changes in dancing, qualities of a good dancer, wedding reel, Gaelic song-dances, dancing on bridges, origin of the dance, mines in Cobalt (Ontario), floor surface for dancing, dress at a house party, food at house parties, transportation, distances traveled to attend a dance, differences in the sets, occasions for dances, Boston.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-21 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Maureen MacKenzie about her life, type of dancing, learning process, figures, numbering of couples, teaching figures, change in set, dancing running in families, church picnics, weddings and the stages for dancing, the wedding reel, jigging tunes, song or game dances, learning of dance in school, qualities of traditional dancing, dance context. Interview with Rodney MacDonald about his life, dancing in public, learning a square set, step-dancing, learning fiddling, occasions for dancing, qualities of a good step-dancer, floor surface for dancing, shoes, clothing for a concert and hall, past dancers.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-3 · Item · 02 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Mary and Donald Roddy Rankin about their life, dance evenings, situations for dances, lumber camps, fishing industry, cooperatives, coop stores and banks, the role of the Church, song-dances, priest, Church picnic, etc., Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, July 2, 1986.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-34 · Item · 11 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Aland MacDonald about his life, dancing in the Judique Hall, more couples in the set, describe calls, music for the figures, swing, dance occasions, picnics, step-dancing, stages, weddings, dance prohibition, the Scotch Four, Jigging tunes, song-dances, music in his family, house parties, frolics. Interview with Robert Gillis about his life, house parties, number of figures and descriptions, round-racing and swing positions, waltzing and round-dancing by itself, first, second and third figure, grand chain, origin of square dance, church picnics, pay for prompters, caller on the stage. July 11, 1986.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-41 · Item · 05 Aug. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Lee Cremo - 3rd part (continuation of LEB/SAY-Ac-40) - talk about Nescaouette, children learning dances, Chief of dance and differences in arm positions for dancing, fish type person, stiffer upper body, different styles of fiddling for dancing, other dances, language, dance tradition kept up, occasion for dancing, play for what type of dance, Mi’kmaw tunes on fiddle, eagle dance, feather dance, traditional dance, singing to this dance, lullaby, traditional instrument for Mi’kmaw dancing, rattle, melodies on the fiddle, step-dancing, wedding dance, harvest dance, three kinds of dancing, Mi’kmaw greetings with demonstrations, shoes, clothing.

Canadian Museum of History
The Future of Sydney Steel
CA BI T-2258 · Item · ca. 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of a CBC Radio program entitled "The Future of Sydney Steel."

Track listing is as follows:

  • The History of the Sydney Steel Plant, DOSCO threatening to close it on Black Friday 1967
  • History from 1901 to present
  • The working of the plant; Various furnaces
  • The importance of the Plant during World War II investments poured into the plant
  • Hard times before the Union came
  • Establishment of Local 1064
  • 1967 march in Sydney to keep the Steel Plant alive
  • Problems during the 1980s with SYSCO; Many of the mills closed and moved to Upper Canada
Informal Religion
CA BI T-559 · Item · 1985

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
  • Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
  • Commitment to A.O.C.
  • Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
  • More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
  • Need for pride in community
  • Informal religion and A.O.C.
  • Father came in 1940
  • Sunday very important day, always dress up for church

Side B:

  • Christmas preparations, food and customs
  • Sermons based on gospel
  • Holy days
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Women in church
  • Prayers
  • Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
  • Brought up very strict
  • Awareness of African Heritage
  • Food was very important, West Indian dishes
  • Linguistics, dialects
  • Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
  • Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times
CA BI FT 19 · File · 1985

File consists of three videos of the West Indian Reunion Achievement Dinner at St. Alban's Hall, Whitney Pier.

Blacks at Whitney Pier
CA BI T-2104 · File · 1984

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Neville Gibson, Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population of Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Biographical information (Neville Gibson)
  • Rev. Phillips founder; White people creating problems for them (Neville Gibson)
  • Problem - St. Cyprians on Henry Street (Neville Gibson)
  • Re-iteration of involvement; Split in Black community (Neville Gibson)
  • The "Brethern" Bible study meetings (Neville Gibson)
  • Land bought by church; Bishop Trotman; History of African Orthodox Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; Black Star Line; U.N.I.A. (Neville Gibson)
  • Father lost house; Went to night school (informant); Picnics at Mira; Tennis courts; Menelik Hall (Neville Gibson)
  • Dr. Calder (Neville Gibson)
  • Connection between U.N.I.A. and A.O.C. (Neville Gibson)
  • Cricket Club (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; United Mission; Home and School (Neville Gibson)
  • Discrimination; Black scholarship program; Influence on Stanfield (Neville Gibson)
  • Black Methodist Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Reid Family (Neville Gibson)

Side B:

  • Biographical information; Born 1912; Arthur Stanley Trotman was father (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson from States; One named Jones (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • A.O.C. history; Robertson worked out of church on Henry Street (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson gone by 1924; Trotman had church on Victoria Road; Never a Methodist Church (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Chronology of Priest (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • St. Alban's problems (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Trotman, third bishop of A.O.C. (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Marcus Garvey (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
The Blacks of Whitney Pier
CA BI T-2083 · File · 1983

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Vernon Tull being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population in Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Genealogical sketch
  • Early African Orthodox Church in Cape Breton
  • Religions practised by West Indians before the African Orthodox Church
  • Building Church
  • Archdeacon Phillips
  • Succession of priests and wardens
  • Keeping the records of the church
  • Discussion of architectural changes
  • Discussion of the different features of the Church
  • Financial Support Systems for the Church
  • Musical bands in the community

Side B:

  • War experiences
  • Early people who contributed to community
    i-30- The African Orthodox Church and young people
  • Connection to United Mission
  • Menelik Hall, Dr. Calder
  • Traditional Barbaian music
  • Cricket teams at Whitney Pier pre 1941
  • Traditional foodways
  • William Fitzgerald; owned much property at the Pier
CA BI T-2051 · Item · 1982
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

His people came from North Uist Angus "Mor" MacDonald & his friends prepared for a year to emigrate

The people who "drove" them out

People who came: MacLeods, Morrisons, MacKinnons, Beatons

His grandfather's family - 10 children, 2 born here

His grandmother told him stories of Scotland

They sailed from Loch Maddy on "The Commerce", weeks & 6 days on the journey

Half the group went to West Bay, the rest stayed at Irish Cove - finally all moved to Loch Lomond area

How they acquired stock - oxen, horses, cattle

Many brands - songs were never published

His experiences going west on the "Harvest" trains

Wages & working conditions

Describes different types of work in the lumber camps

The pioneers' religion

Log churches - snow blew in between the logs

Church services, precenting

Social life - ceilidhs, milling frolics,

Milling songs - the best singers were in Loch Lomond

Weddings - the "drive" after the marriage, as many as 100 wagons

One of the songs they sang during the drive - "Cha bhi mi buan 's tu bhi buan"

Sings a chorus of the song

Macdonald, Norman
Town of New Waterford
CA BI T-2167 · Item · 1981

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.J.C.B. Radio "Talk Back" announcer Norris Nathanson interviewing Dr. Danny Nathanson on the history of the town of New Waterford.

Glace Bay mine explosion #26
CA BI FT-233 · Item · 1979

Item is a film with footage of the 1979 No. 26 explosion and memorial service.

Tarbot Music Festival fonds
CA BI MG 21.18 · Fonds · 1977 - 1979

Fonds consists of materials related to the Tarbot Music Festival held in Tarbot, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, including audio reels of 1977 festival performances, a cassette with a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) radio segment about the festival, photographs, a festival poster, a patch, and a ‘Tarbot’ stamp.

Tarbot, Cape Breton's Music Festival Inc.
CA BI T-1168 · Item · 1979
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of Frank Macarthur discussing Gaelic language in the Codroy Valley, Newfoundland. Includes Gaelic songs and sgeulachdan.

Gaelic was his first language - did not speak English until he went to school
There were once many Gaelic speakers in the Codroy valley
Discusses Gaelic work songs, spinning songs his grandmother used to sing
Fragment of Gaelic song: "Illean bithibh sunndach..."
"Oran na Mocaisean"
"Chailean dhuinn a dh'fhag thu mi..."
Fragments of two sgeulachdan
His grandfather came from Scotland...
His grandmother talked about the heather in Scotland...
"Will you marry me my damsel..."

Macdonald, Norman
CA BI MG 21.18-A-2 · Item · January 1978
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is one cassette featuring a taped segment of the CBC radio program ‘Touch the Earth’ hosted by Doug Lennox and Sylvia Tyson, which focused on the Tarbot Music Festival as reported by Bruce Steel in August 1977.

00:00:00 – 00:00:42 - Intro – Doug Lennox and Sylvia Tyson introducing the ‘Touch the Earth’ episode.
00:00:43 – 00:01:10 – Bruce Steel’s introduction to the Tarbot Music Festival segment of the show.
00:01:11 – 00:02:08 - Men of the Deeps open the Tarbot Music Festival with “Oran Do Ceap Breatainn” and a snippet of that performance is played to introduce the radio segment.
00:02:09 – 00:03:15 - Lee Cremo performs on the fiddle.
00:03:16 – 00:04:59 J.C. Benoit and Son (Jarvis Benoit and his son, Louis Benoit) play the tune “Boil the Cabbage Down” on fiddle and mandolin.
5:00 – 7:25 - Road lead singer, Fred Lavery, talking about culture and tradition in Cape Breton “root music” and the band plays a song.
00:07:25 – 00:10:08 - Kenzie MacNeil performing “Johnstown Boogey”
00:10:09 – 00:12:49 - Sam Moon and fiddler, Marcel Doucet, playing “The Girls of Neil’s Harbour”
00:12:50 – 00:13:15 - 'Touch the Earth' segment's outro

Sound Recordings
CA BI MG 21.18-A · Series · August 1977 - January 1978
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Series consists of audio recordings of the 1977 Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Nova Scotia and one CBC radio segment about the 1977 festival.

MG 21.8-T-3065 · Item · 1978
Part of D.J. MacDermaid Songs & Stories Collection

Item is a sound recording of Hector MacCormack at Framboise.

Cassette notes it as tape #149.

Track List:
Side A
Track A1 - TBD (Hector MacCormick) 04:02
Track A2 - TBD (Hector MacCormick) 03:03

Side B
Track B1 - TBD (Hector MacCormick) 08:35
Track B2 - Padruig Ban agus Morag (Hector MacCormick) 16:44
Track B3 - TBD (Hector MacCormick) 02:51
Track B4 - TBD (Hector MacCormick) 02:27

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-3 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of fiddler Lee Cremo’s performance at the Tarbot Music Festival along with his guests, The Heron Family, a band from New York, USA. At 28 minutes into the recording, Winnie Chafe and Friends begin their set, which continues on Tape 4 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-4).

Lee Cremo:
• 00:00:00 – 00:01:38 – fiddle tune
• 00:01:39 – 00:02:12 - Lee Cremo introducing Allie Bennett and Evy Dubinsky
• 00:02:13 – 00:05:07 – “Timothy Ryan’s Reel”
• 00:05:08 – 00:09:48 – Jigs
• 00:09:49 – 00:11:05 - Lee Cremo talking to the crowd
• 00:11:06 – 00:13:28 – “Teetotaller’s Reel”
• 00:13:29 – 00:14:45 – introducing The Heron Family, a band from New York
• 00:14:46 – 00:17:57 - song on harp dating from the 11th century
• 00:17:58 – 00:18:50 - Heron Family band member speaking to the crowd about the next song “Roisin dubh”
• 00:18:51 – 00:21:27 – “Roisin Dubh”
• 00:21:28 – 00:25:20 - “Staten Island Reel”
• 00:25:21 – 00:26:26 – The Heron Family thanks the audience
• 00:26:27 – 00:28:27 – “Green Fields of Rossbeigh” Reel

Winnie Chafe and Friends:
• 00:28:28 – 00:30:37 - MC (a DJ from CJFX/CJCB Radio) thanking Steve Grose and volunteers for their work, asking if anyone has seen Andrea Burton, a lost six-year-old, and announcing Winnie Chafe and Friends
• 00:30:38 – 00:34:50 - Winnie Chafe playing a fiddle tune with Doug MacPhee on piano
• 00:34:51 – 00:36:06 - Winnie Chafe introducing the musicians performing with her, including Buddy MacMaster on fiddle, Doug MacPhee on piano, and Allie Bennett on bass and guitar.
• 00:36:07 – 00:40:20 - 2/4 marches and reels
• 00:40:21 – 00:45:15 – song on bagpipes

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-4 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of the end of Winnie Chafe and Friends’ set at the Tarbot Music Festival, the first half can be heard on Tape 3 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-3). At the 25 minute mark, the Men of the Deeps begin their performance at the festival, which is continued on Tape 5 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-5).

Winnie Chafe and Friends cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:02:35 - Allie Bennett playing guitar
• 00:02:36 – 00:10:20 – Buddy MacMaster playing fiddle tunes
• 00:10:21 – 00:10:46 – Winnie Chafe introducing Doug MacPhee (Dougie MacPhee) on piano
• 00:10:47 – 00:16:08 - Doug MacPhee (Dougie MacPhee) playing a piano tune
• 00:16:09 – 00:17:14 - Winnie Chafe talking to the crowd about the type of music she plays and introducing the next three waltzes
• 00:17:15 – 00:20:55 - Winnie Chafe and Friends performing three Gaelic waltzes
• 00:20:56 – 00:22:45 - MC (DJ from CJFX/CJCB radio) thanking Winnie Chafe and Friends for their performance and introducing their finale
• 00:22:46 – 00:25:50 - Winnie Chafe, Allie Bennett, Buddy MacMaster, Doug MacPhee and a piper playing a tune together

Men of the Deeps:
• 00:25:24 – 00:27:18 – MC (DJ from CJFX/CJCB radio) introducing Men of the Deeps
• 00:27:19 – 00:29:39 - First Song
• 00:29:40 – 00:31:00 - “The Cape Breton Coal Miners”
• 00:31:01 – 00:31:56 – [Jack O’Donnell] talking about the Men of the Deeps and the first coal mine at Port Morien.
• 00:31:57 – 00:34:40 - “The Coal By the Sea”
• 00:34:41 – 00:38:53 - “Dark as a Dungeon”
• 00:38:54 – 00:39:45 - [Jack O’Donnell] speaking about Kelly’s Cove Mine
• 00:39:46 – 00:42:00 – “Kelly’s Cove”
• 00:42:01 – 00:44:15 – “Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-11 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Buddy and the Boys performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton. Their performance continues on Tape 12 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-12).

• 00:00:00 – 00:00:37 - man announcing Berkley Lamey on bass, Ralph Dillon on guitar, Leon Dubinsky on piano, Bobby Woods (from the Minglewood Band) on drums, and Max MacDonald on vocals
• 00:00:38 – 00:03:33 - “Workin’ at the Woolco (Manager Trainee Blues)”
• 00:03:34 – 00:05:09 – on stage sounds
• 00:05:10 – 00:07:59 - “Josephine”
• 00:08:00 – 00:08:53 – on stage sounds
• 00:08:54 – 00:13:38 - “Don’t Fool Yourself (The Sysco Kid)”
• 00:13:39 – 00:14:08 - introducing Ronnie MacEachern, who is going to sing “Gypsy Man” with the band
• 00:14:09 – 00:20:55 - “Gypsy Man”
• 00:20:56 – 00:21:41 - Max MacDonald speaking to the crowd
• 00:21:42 – 00:26:37 - “Last Holiday Weekend”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-7 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Noel Harrison’s performance at the Tarbot Music Festival.

• 00:00:00 – 00:00:31 – MC introducing Noel Harrison
• 00:00:32 – 00:03:36 - “San Antonio Rose”
• 00:03:37 – 00:04:39 - Noel Harrison introducing the band – [?] on lead guitar, Melody LeBlanc on backup vocals and Larry Britton on bass
• 00:04:40 – 00:10:00 - [unidentified song]
• 00:10:01 – 00:13:34 - “Lily”
• 00:13:35 – 00:18:31 - “Wabash Cannon Ball”
• 00:18:32 – 00:23:23 – “Middleton Fire Brigade”
• 00:23:24 – 00:26:00 - “Windmills of Your Mind”
• 00:26:01 – 00:29:34 - “Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”
• 00:29:35 – 00:34:48 - “Southward Bound”
• 00:34:48 – 00:38:37 - “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm”
• 00:38:38 – 00:39:22 - MC’s outro and introducing the next MC of the day, Dave Harley

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-9 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Ronnie MacEachern, Mike MacDougall, Ralph Dillon, Joanne Rolls, Winnie Chafe, Allie Bennett, Buddy MacMaster and Dougie MacPhee performing on stage at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton. The first half of this set can be heard on Tape 8 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-8). At the 8 minute 56 second mark, Kenzie MacNeil begins his set.

Ronnie MacEachern, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:03:14 - “Drive’r Maciver” by Ronnie MacEachern
• 00:03:15 – 00:04:34 – Mike MacDougall talking to the crowd
• 00:04:35 – 00:08:30 - reels and strathspeys (Mike MacDougall, Buddy MacMaster, Winnie Chafe, Allie Bennett, Dougie MacPhee)
• 00:08:31 – 00:08:55 – thanking the previous performers

Kenzie MacNeil:
• 00:08:56 – 00:11:12 – “The Rocky Road to Dublin”
• 00:11:13 – 00:13:33 – “The Barbarian”
• 00:13:34 – 00:17:33 - “Johnstown Boogie [Johnstown Bogey]”
• 00:17:34 – 00:20:52 – [unidentified song]
• 00:20:53 – 00:20:54 - Kenzie MacNeil calling The Steel City Players who sang on “The Island” to come to the stage
• 00:20:55 – 00:24:00 – [unidentified song]
• 00:24:01 – 00:26:10 - “The Heavy Water Plant”
• 00:26:11 – 00:26:46 - introducing The Steel City Players
• 00:26:27 – 00:31:28 - “The Island”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-13 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a continuation of The Minglewood Band performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton (the first half of their performance can be heard on Tape 12 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-12)). The Minglewood Band was the last act of the 1977 festival and they close out the show by thanking the crowd and festival staff and volunteers.

The Minglewood Band, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:04:26 – [unidentified song]
• 00:04:27 – 00:05:45 - asking to keep all the mics on and asking for a doctor/St. John’s Ambulance to go to the house
• 00:05:46 – 00:11:00 - “Caledonia”
• 00:11:01 – 00:13:01 - asking for a doctor/nurse to go to the house on the property for an injury and calling Marcel Doucet to the stage
• 00:13:02 – 00:15:16 - Marcel Doucet on fiddle with the Minglewood Band
• 00:15:17 – 00:15:53 – on stage/crowd sounds
• 00:15:54 – 00:19:08 – “Crossing to Ireland” Marcel Doucet on fiddle
• 00:19:09 – 00:26:50 – band members each playing an instrumental
• 00:26:51 – 00:29:09 - Matt Minglewood thanking the crowd, thanking Steve Grose for organizing the festival, and festival staff and volunteers

CBC Radio "Souvenirs"
CA BI T-754 · Item · 1977
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a audio recording of the CBC Radio show "Souvenirs" from 1977. In the recording, Oliver Squires discusses his experiences operating telegraphy in North Sydney, including during World War 1.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-2 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Shore Folk finishing the last two songs of their set at the Tarbot Music Festival, the first three songs can be heard on Tape 1 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-1). Bob Shulman’s set is also included on this recording.

Shore Folk, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:04:14 – “Fishing for Gold”
• 00:04:15 – 00:06:33 - “Drunken Sailor”

Bob Shulman:
• 00:06:34 – 00:10:31 – “Smiling”
• 00:10:32 – 00:16:08 – [unidentified song]
• 00:16:09 – 00:21:43 - “Room at the Top of the Stairs”
• 00:21:44 – 00:27:25 - “Cape Breton Spring Time”
• 00:27:26 – 00:33:00 - “Genevieve”
• 00:33:01 – 00:37:29 - “Skyscraper Heaven”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-10 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Road performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton.

• 00:00:00 – 00:01:54 – the MC, Dave Healy, performing the “William Tell Overture” and introducing the next band, Road, to the stage
• 00:01:55 – 00:02:53 - Road doing a quick sound check
• 00:02:54 – 00:06:03 - “Pamela Brown”
• 00:06:04 – 00:10:04 - “My Mistakes”
• 00:10:05 – 00:10:44 - Bruce Timmons on guitar, Brendon Hall on steel guitar, Charles Lavery on drums, Allie Bennett and Fred Lavery on lead vocals.
• 00:10:45 – 00:14:50 - “So Far From You”
• 00:14:51 – 00:19:15 - “Cape Breton Dream” (written by Dennis Ryan of Ryan’s Fancy)
• 00:19:16 – 00:24:28 - “Song for Noelle”

CA BI FT-222 · Item · 1977
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a videocassette recording of Carl MacKenzie and Dougie MacPhee performing at the Logue Building in Sydney in 1977. The tape contains a note that the video was dubbed from black and white reel to reels.

Reels
CA BI MG 21.18-A-1 · File · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

File consists of recordings of the August 1977 Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-1 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Marcel Doucet and Sam Moon opening the First Annual Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Nova Scotia. The band, Shore Folk, performs three songs at the end of the recording and their set is continued on Tape 2 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-2).

Sam Moon and Marcel Doucet:
• 00:00:00 – 00:03:01 – “Crossing to Ireland/The Rights of Man”
• 00:03:02 – 00:06:55 - “Hello Cape Breton, Goodbye Nashville”
• 00:06:56 – 00:09:15 - fiddle tune
• 00:09:16 – 00:11:41 - “The Girls of Neil’s Harbour”
• 00:11:42 – 00:14:23 - “Hey Marcel”
• 00:14:24 – 00:18:24 – [unidentified song]
• 00:18:25 – 00:22:10 - [unidentified song]
• 00:22:11 – 00:24:41 - fiddle tune
• 00:24:42 – 00:27:26 - “Christine” (the band’s bassist, Stuart Robertson, is on vocals with Sam Moon)
• 00:27:27 – 00:30:46 - “Space Available” (fiddle tune written by Marcel Doucet)

Shore Folk:
• 00:30:47 – 00:35:19 – “Nancy Whiskey”
• 00:35:20 – 00:39:00 - “Boston Burglar”
• 00:39:01 – 00:45:29 - “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-5 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of the Men of the Deeps performing the second half of their set at the Tarbot Music Festival - the first half of their performance can be heard on Tape 4 (MG 21.18 -A-1-1-4). Also on this recording is Dennis Cox and Lori Cox’s set.

Men of the Deeps, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:00:55 - [Jack O’Donnell] introducing Bootlegger Me
• 00:00:56 – 00:04:02 – “Bootlegger Me” (Ernie Poirier lead vocals)
• 00:04:03 – 00:04:28 - [Jack O’Donnell] introducing the next song
• 00:04:29 – 00:06:24 – “Oran Do Ceap Breattain/Down Deep in a Coal Mine”
• 00:06:25 – 00:06:41 – [Jack O’Donnell] introducing the next song, which was specifically chosen for the children in the audience
• 00:06:42 – 00:08:06 - “The Animals are Comin’”
• 00:08:07 – 00:09:42 - “Jolly Wee Miner Men”
• 00:09:43 – 00:11:15 – “The Man With a Torch in His Cap”
• 00:11:16 – 00:11:55 - MC thanking the Men of the Deeps
• 00:11:56 – 00:12:39 – MC thanking Malcolm Dean for hosting the First Tarbot Music Festival at his farm in Tarbot, Cape Breotn and introducing the next act, Dennis and Lori Cox

Dennis Cox and Lori Cox:
• 00:12:40 – 00:14:40 - “What Shall We do with the Baby-o”
• 00:14:41 – 00:18:47 - “Walk On, Little Charlie” (song written by Willie Dunn about Chanie Wenjack)
• 00:18:48 – 00:21:10 – [unidentified song] (Lori Cox acapella)
• 00:21:11 – 00:24:26 - “Dancin’ Round the Spinning Wheel”(with Peggy Forbes on mandolin)
• 00:24:26 – 00:25:44 - “Shortenin’ Bread”
• 00:25:45 – 00:29:44 - “Fall Again Down” (written by Sandy Greenburg, who joins Dennis and Lori on stage)
• 00:29:45 – 00:33:41 - lead the crowd in the round, “Rose, Rose”
• 00:33:42 – 00:34:59 - “Hog’s Eye”, a sea shanty

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-6 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Charlie MacKinnon performing with his son, Charlie MacKinnon Jr., at the Tarbot Music Festival. Around the 18 minute mark, Jarvis Benoit and his son, Louis Benoit, start their set.

Charlie MacKinnon and Charlie MacKinnon Jr.:
• 00:00:00 – 00:04:14 - “A Ballad of the Old Bucksaw”
• 00:04:15 – 00:07:49 - “The Ghost of Bras D’or”
• 00:07:50 – 00:10:30 - “The Leaving of Liverpool”
• 00:10:31 – 00:12:40 - Charlie Jr. “Shady Grove”
• 00:12:41 – 00:14:50 - Charlie Jr. performing an unidentified song
• 00:14:51 – 00:18:25 - “Kelly’s Mountain”

Jarvis Benoit and Louis Benoit:
• 00:18:26 – 00:19:07 –sound check
• 00:19:08 – 00:21:05 – [unidentified song]
• 00:21:06 – 00:24:20 - “Crazy Creek”
• 00:24:21 – 00:26:26 - Kevin Roach [Roche?], a member of the band, being introduced by Louis Benoit to MC for the band, and he introduces a banjo tune called the “Blue Ridge Express”
• 00:26:26 – 00:30:26 - [unnamed Scotch tunes]
• 00:30:27 – 00:33:41 - “El Cumbanchero” (with Louis Benoit on the mandolin)
• 00:33:42 – 00:38:11 - “The Shannon Waltz”
• 00:38:12 – 00:41:03 - Kevin Roach featured on the [Doberman, doe roe – flat string instrument on his lap]
• 00:41:04 – 00:43:42 - “Boyle the Cabbage Down”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-8 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Ronnie MacEachern, Ralph Dillon, Joanne Rolls, Winnie Chafe, Allie Bennett, Buddy MacMaster and Dougie MacPhee performing on stage at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton. Ronnie MacEachern’s set continues on Tape 9 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-9).

• 00:00:00 – 00:09:07 - “The Wreck of the John Harvey”
• 00:09:08 – 00:15:29 - fiddle tune with Dougie MacPhee on piano
• 00:15:30 – 00:20:18 - Ronnie MacEachern song about the Mira River
• 00:20:19 – 00:27:19 - “Go Off On Your Way”
• 00:27:20 – 00:30:51 - Allie Bennett, Winnie Chafe, Buddy MacMaster – jigs

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-14 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of two fiddle tunes performed by Mike MacDougall, Winnie Chafe, Buddy MacMaster, Allie Bennett, and Dougie MacPhee. It is a short extract from their performance at the Tarbot Music Festival and the whole set can be heard on Tape 3 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-3) and Tape 4 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-4).

• 00:00:00 – 00:04:00 - Fiddle tune by Mike MacDougall, Winnie Chafe, Buddy MacMaster, Allie Bennett, Dougie MacPhee
• 00:04:01 – 00:05:36 - fiddle tune

Archie Alex MacKenzie
CA BI T-1204 · Item · 1976
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of Archie Alex Mackenzie singing Gaelic songs.

Song composed for the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton

Song "Tilleadh an Eilthirich" (Composed for a ceilidh in Barra)

"Òran Taigh Chaluim is Màiri" (Composed for a ceilidh in Glasgow before returning to Cape Breton)

MacDonald, Mary Catherine "Kay"
CA BI T-1020 · Item · 1975
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of an interview with Annabelle Mackinnon (nee Gillis) of Gillis' Lake.

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle (Prime Brook) A Story of Life in Pioneer Days Agriculture (Part 1)

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Lumbering to bsupply spars for sailing ships

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Grist Mills

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Dye Mills

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Farming - livestock & crops

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Planting potatoes in burnt woods

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Wool industries - sheep shearing

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle French women grew flax

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle How leather was tanned & its uses

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle A story of Father's MacLeod's boots

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Col. Granger & the Copper mine

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Gaelic speakers & religious education

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Clothing in the pioneer days

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Improvement of crops with coming of commercial fertilizer.

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Story of an agricultural meeting ...

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Dairy products - wooden tubs & butter prints

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle The beginning of Co-operatives

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Farming conditions improved with the start of the Steel Plant

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Barn-raising frolics

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Mary Bevin, a nurse from Man-o-War, delivered babies in Boulardrie area

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Fishing schooners- Fox Island

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Travelling to dances by Ferry

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Fishing lobster through the ice

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Root cellars - how produce was stored

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle The making of soft soap

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Life in the Pioneer Days (cont.) / Priests in Boularderie

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle A farm purchased (200 acres) for $750

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Genealogy of Iain Mor, Boisdale

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Clearing the land - stump fences

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Grist Mill at Malloney's Creek

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Harvesting wheat - threshing and winnowing

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Barley and grinding barley meal

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle How to make cheese

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Preserving butter

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Women's role in the early days

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Shearing sheep...

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Processing wool - carding mills

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Pioneer handicrafts with wool

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Ceilidhs

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Transportation - travelled Big Pond to Boularderie by ice in winter, boats in summer

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Potato crops - the coming of blight & potato bugs

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle How leather was tanned

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Mi'kmaw crafts

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Sea weed and its uses

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle The Government & Sir John A. MacDonald- economic conditions

MacKinnon, Mrs. Annabelle Pensions in today's society

MacKinnon, Blaine
CA BI T-730 · File · 1974
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of of Dr. Leo W. Bertley of the United Negro Improvement Association discussing the organization and its history in Cape Breton.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Came to Cape Breton in 1974 to do research, C.B. U.N.I.A. people involved
  • Thesis to be controlled into book
  • U.N.I.A. not a West Indian organization, people of African descent tied together
  • Marcus Garvey, here on way to England
  • A.O.C. in Pier, Bishop MacGuire, U.N.I.A., tried to make A.O.C. established church of organization
  • Dr. Alvinus Calder, first president of organizations; W.E. Robertson was a later Bishop
  • Phillis Family
  • Sydney had three associations; West Indian and Black characteristics

Side B:

  • Various backgrounds, several different organizations; West Indians importance of education; Dr. Bertley's other interests
  • A.O.C. has only one church in Canada and it's in Whitney Pier, do not want to be called Africans
  • Marcus Garvey stressed the importance of maintaining archives
  • Bertley met Garvey's son
CA BI T-326 · Item · 1972
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

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