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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

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 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

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

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.
Mi'kmaw Dances
CMH 86-46-86-46 V96-0423 · Item · ca. 1985
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a video recording of several Mi'kmaw dance styles; this recording was produced by the Mi'kmaq Association of Cultural Studies and collected as a part of the Inverness County Dance Project by LeBlanc and Sadowsky.

Recording notes:

  1. Noel P. Denny and his brother Peter P. Denny of Eskasoni performing some chants for dancers (a) K0'JWA, (b) JUKWA'LUK KWE'J'JUOWL at the Eskasoni School. Lee Cremo, Champion Mi'kmaw fiddler as Master of Ceremonies.
  2. Port Royal Celebrations June 1985 to Commemorate the 375th Anniversary of the baptism of Grand Chief Membertou. Sarah Denny of Eskasoni and her dancers.
  3. 1986 Indian Summer Games in Cambridge Reserve, Sarah and her dancers (reduced in number) but with new participants. The New Brunswick Chanters of Birch Creek participate.

https://youtu.be/OuJdg7seFfo

Mi'kmaq Association of Cultural Studies
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-16 · Item · 14 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Greg Smith - continuation from LEB/SAY-Ac-15 - dancer to visit, step-dancing, Irish influence on step-dancing in Cape Breton, aspects of the three predominant cultures (Irish, Scottish, Acadian) in music and dance, Irish Dance Tradition, Square Dances of the Island, freedom in dancing, comparison between Old World and Cape Breton, Calls from Saint Peters, Richmond County, given by Mr. Joe Mac Dougal.

CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-18 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Ronnie Haché about his life, started to step-dance, occasion to dance in Grand-Etang, step-dancing teaching experience, qualities of a good dancer, fiddlers he liked the best, why he likes dancing, occasion to dance, square-dancing, step-dance repertoire, clothes, shoes, lessons in Waltham and the Beg Step, number of figures in Cheticamp, lessons in Cape Breton area, teaches in Pleasant Bay. Interview with Denise Olson at Margaree Harbour about pipe playing and Highland dancing, learning Highland Dancing, learned the pipes, opportunities for dancing, house party, jig tunes, halls, box socials, the sets, fiddling for dancing, people who dance, younger people dancing, how to keep this type of dancing alive among the younger people, dance prohibition.

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-35 · Item · 08 Aug. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Blaise and Fern MacInnis about their life, Glencoe Mills square set, number of couples in a set at Glencoe, eight handed reel, dances in schoolhouses, dance prohibition, house parties. July 12, 1986. Interview with Mary Jane MacIsaac and Margaret Mac Dougall about their life, old-time sets, wedding reel, wedding dances, kitchen rackets, box party, house parties on Sundays, song-dances, dance occasions, box party. August 8, 1986.

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-38 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Beverly Jeddore about her life, teaching dance, welcoming dance, celebration dance and clothing, beadwork, the game dance, the feather dance, the snake dance, the blanket dance, the wedding dance, the welcoming dance song, the celebration dance song, learning dances, the waltes game, with the community, learning the songs and dances, dances on the footwear, prayer and song, kind of footwear for dancing, older woman in Eskasoni who knows a lot.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-25 · Item · 26 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Mary Janet and Tammy MacDonald and Music from filming. They talk about their life, influences, teaching in Scotland, different styles, ethnic styles, body posture, and qualities of a good Cape Breton dancer, solo dancing at Glencoe, step-dance experience, dance occasions and school. Interview with Alexander MacDonald (fiddle) and Gerry MacNeil (guitar) play for the filming of Tammy step-dancing. They talk about Gordie MacDonald step-dancing, Mary Janet MacDonald step-dancing, Mary Janet's teaching of the steps without music.

Canadian Museum of History
Mederic Teaching Square Set
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-32 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Mederic Teaching Square Set - Place de naissance, introduction au film, les figures un à quatre, noms des danseurs, number of figures in a set and the swing.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-2 · Item · 01 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Margaret Ann Beaton about her life, employment, step-dancing in family, weddings, fiddlers, song-dances, etc., and interview with Joe Rankin about his life, step-dancing, number of steps in repertoire, qualities of a step-dancer, Glencoe Mills, structure of set at Glencoe, number of figures, fiddler following the set, parties, weddings, seasons for dance, etc., July 1, 1986.

Canadian Museum of History
CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-5 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Owen Dan Gillis about his life, qualities of a good step-dancer, publicity for dances, travel to dances, the calls, dance prohibition, etc. Interview with Donald Hughie MacDougall about his life, dancing with pipes, house parties, weddings, Canadian Legion dances, Jigging tunes, Gaelic song-dances or games.

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-37 · Item · 23 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Donald MacLellan about his life, where he dances when he was young, dances in schoolhouses, going away to work in the States, dance content, Scotch Four, jigging tunes, house parties, lunch, piano, special houses for house parties, church picnics, selling lambs, stages at picnics, Flora Jessie MacDonald MacLellan, song-dances, wedding reel, funny story, dance prohibition, funny story. July 22, 1986. Interview with Mrs. MacInnis about her life, Dick's Call book, Dance Hall in the States, Dances in Cape Breton, picnics, figures in the set, prompters in the set, Scotch Four, schoolhouses, house parties. July 23, 1986.

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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.

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CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-11 · Item · 04 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Angus Central Beaton about their life, dance evening when he was growing up, jigging tunes, Scotch Four, Church discouraged socializing, qualities of a good step-dancer, fiddlers better for dancing, dress for a dance, changes in dance, song-dances, wedding reel, wedding celebrations, picnic platforms, emigration, influence on t.v. and radio, music dance in school as a child, dancing masters, origin of people in this area, learning process, practising, where do they dance, role of the school, how many steps and figures in repertoire, clothing for dance, dance floor surface, sounds of the feet.

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CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-39 · Item · 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Lee Cremo - 1st part - about his life, father and the fiddle, learning, Easter Open (speaks about that contest), his first record, Tennessee Championship, his bowing and style of playing, playing for dances, differences in styles of dancing, step-dancing and tap-dancing, his music band, Mi'kmaw music on fiddle and God and music, verbal music, First Nation Meeting in Saskatchewan, dance at Christmas Island, fiddle music considered evil, fiddlers in Mi'kmaw community, occasions for dancing, performance dances, wedding dance, chief of dancing, wedding dance.

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CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-24 · Item · 13 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Duncan A. MacDonald about his life, dancing, box parties, church picnics, weddings, jigging tunes, story about a box party. Interview with Hugh MacDonald about his life, plain sets, Saratoga Lancers, Scotch Four, qualities of a dancer, house parties, names of fiddlers, double sets, origin of dances, quarter dances, Hall dances, clothing, going to dances in the country, wedding reel, jigging tunes, song-dances. July 13, 1986.

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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.

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CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-36 · Item · 24 Jul. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Interview with Hughie Livingstone about his life, the figures and their calls, calling cards, prompting experiences, number of couples to a set, dances in Massachusetts, dances in the summer, picnics, the stage, length of picnic. July 23, 1986. Interview with Dan Hughie MacKinnon about his life, dances different from place to place, prompting experience, electricity, recreation, house parties, milling frolics, the scotch four. July 24, 1986.

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CMH 86-46-86-46 LEB/SAY-Ac-4 · Item · 30 Jun. 1986
Part of Inverness County Dance Project

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Angela and Joey Beaton about their life, qualities of a step-dancer, positions of the body, stage presentation, memory, teaching square dancing, dry square dances, dance prohibition, violin style, music belonging to families, Cape Breton Repertoire. June 30, 1986.

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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.

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Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds
CA BI MG 11.44 · Fonds · 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory