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Reminiscences of Beaver Cove
CA BI T-22 · Item · 1965
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a conversation with Roddie F. Nicholson and John Nicholson.

Song concerning the building of the house

I can write a letter, I can read a letter, and I can send a letter anywhere!

What subjects were taught in school

Did they write well in the back woods?

Mental figuring

What about the cats whiskers?

Tell us all you know about local history

Diseases and cures of the times

Were people brought into build houses?

No one was lazy in those days. No very rich, no very poor.

Could they make a living off the land now as they did in your times?

Diseases such as appendicitus were certain death in those times?

Was there any heavy drinking in those times?

Story of the Jack O Lantern

Nicholson, John
CA BI T-40 · Item · 1966
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Pioneers of Big Pond (N.S.)

Story of the drowning of three men March 18, 1885. Two men were MacKinnons and the third was a MacNeil.

Religious Life in early days. Priest-Church 1890-1892.

Private graveyards. Private graveyard not far from Church on Neil MacIsaac's farm

Tell us about the Mi'kmaq...

What was that second-sight story about the burning house?

The house was seen burning 30 years before it actually did burn.

Man sees his Mother return from the dead. She returned for Mick Currie's brother

Father Duncan MacDonald tells a story

Was this a miracle?

Hardships of mail drivers

Story of tragic snowslide. Decendants of victims still living in the area.

Old diary

Political meetings at Big Pond (N.S.) in the early 1900's

Councillor elections - results, Big Pond (N.S.)

Rural Route Mail.

Couriers Pay and Contracts

Stores

Were there blacksmiths in those days?

When did Father MacDonald come to the Parish?

Building of the Glebe House (1905-1926)

Story of the Coal Schooner

Coal landed on Island

Father Laughlin MacDonald followed Father Duncan MacDonald - 1930

Father MacDonald was folllowed by Father MacLean

What can you tell us about school teachers and their salaries

Teachers were licensed

Tell me something about the night of the elections as well as the night before

St. Andrew's Day Banquet
CA BI T-41 · Item · 1961
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of the St. Andrew's Day program in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Recording Summary:

  • Scottish songs performed by Caledonian Society Ladies course
  • Remarks on program (Lloyd MacDonald)
  • Presentation of bouquet to Mrs. J. Keiller MacKay (Clare MacDonald)
  • Proposed toast to the Old and New Scotland (Roland MacIntyre)
  • Introduction of J.K. MacKay (Roland MacIntyre)
  • Beginning of Address (J.K. MacKay)
  • Address of the evening - Eulogy on Scotland and Robert Burns (J.K. MacKay)
  • Thanks to Hon. J. Keiller MacKay (Dr. MacLennan)
  • Song in honor of Hon. J. Keiller MacKay (George W.A. MacDonald)
Ceilidh at Benacadie
CA BI T-44 · Item · 1963
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is available for streaming: T-44 [http://beaton.cbu.ca/AtoM/audio/T-44a.mp3].

Peigi Ailein Nic Ruairdh (Peigi Ailean Nic an t-Saoir) Benacadie (N.S.) Ceilidh at Benacadie - puirt-a-beul: Song composed for three men who drowned in Big Pond (N.S.). 'S goiet mo chreach 's gura truagh mi

Mrs. Catherine, Mrs. J.P. MacLean, Mr. Arthur Ferguson Ged tha mi gun chrodh gun aighean... Local song

Mrs. Catherine, Mrs. J.P. MacLean, Mr. Arthur Ferguson O hi iura ro bhi o'... Native song by Arthur Ferguson

Mrs. Catherine Patterson Song depicts local dress and style among girls

Arthur Ferguson Thuist an gamhain mogach

Arthur Ferguson Boinead Uilleam

Arthur Ferguson Ho ro na rocalaich...

Arthur Ferguson Fira fara farumach...

Arthur Ferguson O gur misde, he gur misd' leam Song regretted neighbors move to "coal area".

Arthur Ferguson He na ha hillean a... From Scotland mainly-Gu de Mi mii mar chaigh mi thu

Arthur Ferguson Larst 5 songs by Mrs. Catherine Patterson

Arthur Ferguson Far ill i eile o ro Roderick Matteson, about domestic experiences of a bachelor

Arthur Ferguson Banais aig na bocain an nochd

Arthur Ferguson Bonaid Uilleim

Arthur Ferguson Ho ro na rogalaich

Arthur Ferguson Tha fir a bhaille faramach

Arthur Ferguson Ho horo gum b' eibhinn leam

CA BI T-84 · Item · 1968
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Jeannie Robertson "Harlaw" by Jeannie Robertson

Jock Cameron King Farewell by Jock Cameron

John Strachan Harrowin' Time by John Strachan

Edith Whyte The Beggin' Trade by Editch Whyte

Jessie Murray Jamie Raeburn by Jessie Murray

Jeannie Robertson Braes O' Balguhidder by Jeannie Robertson

Willie Scott The Shepherd's Song and the Kielder Hunt by Willie Scott

Willie Scott Ceildidh with dancing and fiddle music

Lochailort Fiddle Band Reel of Tulloch by Lochailort Fiddle Band

Lochailort Fiddle Band Band consists of not only fiddles, but an accordian, and a side drum also
Neil Gow Neil Gow's Lament for his Second Life by the same band as above

Angus Lawrie Glengarry's March played on the Jew's Harp by Angus Lawrie

David Stewart Happy we've been a' Theigither played on the accordian by David Stewart

William Hunter Fiddle music on Shetland by William Hunter, accompanied by Tom Anderson,
fiddle; and Willie Johnston, guitar. Free from the influence of the scale of the bagpipe. Shetland never possessed the bagpipes. "Monymusk" played on the Scottish bagpipes by Rona MacDonald

Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Tenpenny Bit by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod

Pipe Major Donald MacLeod The Hen's March by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod

Jessie MacKenzie Griogal Cridhe by Jessie MacKenzie

Donald Joseph MacKinnon E ho leagain by Donald Joseph MacKinnon

Kate Buchanan A Mhic Iain 'ic Sheumais by Kate Buchanan

Buncan Beaton S mi air m'uilinn 'sa leabaidh by Buncan Beaton

Alasdair Boyd Till an crodh Dhomhaill, Alasdair Boyd

Annie Johnston Hu ru aid toiseach na traghad by Annie Johnston

Camum Johnston Selagair a' Choilich Bhuidhe by Camum Johnston

Flora MacNeil Teannan a null fuirich thall by Flora MacNeil

Mrs. Martin Bodachan Cha Phos Mi by Mrs. Martin

Mrs. Martin Tha m'inn raoir an nochd 'sa raoir and Suiudaibh bhalachaibh Khaibh siudaibh by Kenneth MacIver

Mary Morrison Teann a nall Ailein uguam by Mary Morrison

School of Scottish Studies
CA BI T-93 · Item · 1968
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a ceilidh at the home of Michael MacKinnon. The recording was created in New Waterford and features piano selections by Doug MacPhee, violin selections by Buddy MacMaster and Theresa MacLellan. Accompaniment was provided by Sally Kelly, piano, and James Kelly, banjo.

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-108 · Item · 1956-1958
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of segments of regimental dinners that were held between 1956 to 1958. Msgr. MacGillivary, who served in World War 1 as a chaplain, speaks as a guest at a regimental dinner. Several World War 2 veterans also speak.

Glendale 1977 Tape 2
CA BI FT-217.2 · Item · 1977
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a videocassette recording of Glendale 1977.

  1. PEI fiddlers continued
  2. Joe Roach and Joey Beaton
  3. Clifford Morrais and Doug MacPhee
  4. Kinnon and Elizabeth Beaton - Mary MacDonald stepdancing
  5. The Beatons from Mabou
  6. Official opening: Sheldon MacInnes, Frank MacInnis, Joey Beaton, Jeanette Beaton, Ann Marie MacDonald, Fr. John Angus Rankin, MLA Bill MacEachern, MLA John Archie MacKenzie, Judge Hugh MacPherson, Ray Pierce, Kay MacDonald, Donnie Campbell, Marsha Young, Bill Martin CIGO, Rod Chisholm, Donna Davis, Allan J. MacEachen, Archie Neil Chisholm, Donald Riddell (Scotland), Burton MacIntyre, piper Deanie Beaton and Dr. Malcolm MacDonnell
    [Background shots of Mike MacDougall and Dan H. MacEachern]
CBC TV: 1990-09-18
CA BI FT-224 · Item
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a videocassette recording of several events originally broadcast on CBC-Television, including the Rankin Family at Winnipeg Folk Festival, a Lee Cremo special, and a special on Maritime Crafts #4, 5.

"Here comes the Rankins!," a CBC-TV special feature on the Rankin Family, produced in 1990.

CA BI R-6 · Item · 1975
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a sound recording by the Irish Rovers.

Side One (7-12198):
Fifi O'Toole
Pleasant and Delightful
Orange Nickelodeon
King of the Fairies
Molecatcher
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Side Two (7-12199):
Sullivan's John
Bunclody Cuckoo
Sam Hall
Banks of Newfoundland
Life of the Rover

CA BI T-865 · Item · Mar. 1974
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of violin selections by John Campbell, includes strathspeys, reels, marches, and jigs. Piano accompaniment by Maybelle Doyle. The home recording was by Maybelle Chisholm Doyle (McQueen).

McQueen, Maybelle Chisholm
CA BI FT-2.9 · Item · 1979
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a recording of the funeral held for famous Cape Breton fiddler, Angus Chisholm. The footage was recorded for the CBC program, Newsday.

Tracklisting:
000-History of Angus Chisholm, 174-Violin tribute of Angus Chisholm, 208-How Angus was introduced to the violin, 240-Angus Chisholm's first public appearance, 252-Angus Chisholm and his first recording, 289-Angus's attitude toward the commercialization of his work, 302-Angus Chisholm's style, 328-Angus Chisholm's audience, 359-Priest's tribute to Angus Chisholm, 389-various tributes to Angus Chisholm

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CA BI FT-2.16 · Item · 1984
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a video recording of a CBC report on the highland bagpipe tradition in Cape Breton.

Tracklisting:
Ian MacKinnon (N), 005-Part I: tune, intro, assoc. with pipe band-true history-trd. solo instrument-SW Marg. 1897-Peter Morrison-12 yrs. old-Sev. pipers take turn-square dancing, (N) house parties-pop-loudness can be over, PM-never too loud-never a complaint-people expected it, (N) diff. from today's style-trad, G-from soul-C.B. Gaelic Soc. learn on chanter-more trad. methods, PM memorized them, can develop to that-old country-all done by chant-chant-indiv. sounds, was, Highland pipe bands-change, influences of Regimental Pipe M., 125-Tradit. flee flowing (Part I), WWI, WWII, D MacIn piping music-1949 Gaelic Con. 1st school, St. Anne's-Syd. 50's, many #'s-'53, '54 Venetian Gardens (N) female pipers lose interest, 233-MacDougall Girls, Gaelic College girls-names-pipe bands-folded last 10 yrs.-Mary Urquhart CBGS Chair. Bruce MacNeil Pipe Major-practice winder mos. summer mos. competition Dr. Angus MacDonald-one of the best in the world, (of St. Peters), DMcI never die, cycles, will come back 50s, 60s-get good young pipers interested in instructing, (N) open minds-lovers of Gaelic piping

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CA BI FT-4b · Item · 1981
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a video recording of a St. Andrew's Night supper, produced and directed by Elizabeth (Beaton) Planetta and Stephanie Inglis for the Beaton Institute in 1981.

Tracklisting:

000-Rosemary Hutchinson, response to the toast of absent friends, 103-Donald MacEachern M.C., introduction of Rev. Angus MacKinnon, 170-Rev. Angus MacKinnon, toast to land and language, 412-Donald MacEachern M.C., introduction of Fr. Greg MacLeod

Beaton Institute
CA BI FT-4c · Item · 1981
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a video recording of a St. Andrew's Night supper, produced and directed by Elizabeth (Beaton) Planetta and Stephanie Inglis for the Beaton Institute in 1981.

Tracklisting:

Fr. Greg MacLeod, response to the toast of the land and of the Language, 268-Donald MacEachern M.C., thanks to Fr. Greg MacLeod, acknowledgement of St. Andrew's Night greetings from Halifax's North British Society-various comments on St. Andrew's Night celebrations in other locations, discussion of the ethnic heterogeneousness of the Gaelic Society, thanks to kitchen staff and story of cooking kidney, 406-Donald MacEachern M.C., introduction of Buddy McMaster (fiddler), Genevive Waylen (singer), and Archie Thomas and Donnie Morrison (dance callers), 421-Rev. Victor MacLeod, discussion of the worship service to be held at First United Church, Sydney in honor of St. Andrew's Night

Beaton Institute
Oidhche Leis Na Baird Tape 3
CA BI FT-5c · Item · 1981
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is a video recording of Oidhch Leis Na Baird, the Cape Breton Gaelic Society concert; recorded for the Beaton Institute by Alan Cash in 1981.

Tracklisting:
000-Gaelic solo by Father Allan MacMillan "Fuadach nan Gaidheal", 031-"Thu mi gaol do'n fhear bhan", 057-Gaelic solo by Mr. Willy MacDonald, "Nuair a chi thu caileag bhoidheach", 128-"Hug oran O Ru Hu bha ho", 181-"Ic Iarla nam Bratch Bana", 251-Trio with Mrs. Kay MacDonald, Mr. Willy MacDonald and Fr. Allan MacMillan "Gaol nan Cruinneag"

Beaton Institute
CA BI T-259 · Item · 1971
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

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
CA BI T-130 · Item · 1976
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of violin selections performed by Mary MacDonald, with piano accompaniment by Margaret MacPhee.

Recording Summary:

  • Highlander's Farewell to Ireland
  • King George IV
  • Old Kings Reel
  • Carlisle Lasses
  • Traditional strathspey
  • The Haggis Reel
  • Mrs. Fleming of Moness
  • Mrs. Hamilton of Wishaw
  • Traditional reel
  • The Cumberland, or Miss Gibson Reel
  • Trip to Mabou Ridge March
CA BI T-221 · Item · 1971
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of "Mo Dhachaidh" played by Rev. Cameron at Sacred Heart Church, Sydney (N.S.). Organist was Shauna Doolan. This performance is a repetition of the "Mo Dhachaidh" played at the funeral of Rev. Michael Gillis at St. Andrew's Church, Boisdale (the organist was Sister Rodriquez Steele).

Highland Village Day in Iona
CA BI T-305 · Item · 1971
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of the Highland Village Day in Iona.

Recording summary:
Bagpipe Music - History and Social Life
Address
Salute to Dr. Malcolm MacNeil - This salute was composed by Pipe Major Dannie MacIntyre. Dr. MacNeil had been very generous to the Iona Pipe Band. He gave thousands of dollars towards the upkeep of the band, uniforms, etc.

CA BI T-317 · Item
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of violin selections performed by Billy MacPhee.

Recording summary:
Violin selections - Skye Gathering; Hoch, Miss Wedderburn reel
Violin selections - Cameron's Got His Wife Again:
Homeward Bound reel
Violin selections - Road to the Isles
Violin selections - Charlie Hunter's Jig; Trad. Jig
Violin selections - Inverness Jig; Baddeck Gathering
Violin selections - King George IV; King's Reel
Violin selections - Duke of Gordon's Birthday; The
Mabou Reel; Lord MacDonald; Trad. Reel
Violin selections - Jig

Song, Piping and Stories
CA BI T-438 · Item · 1972
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of songs and stories by Allan MacDonald and Dan MacKenzie.

Recording summary:
Gaelic song - Tape from Scotland - Copied from tape made by the late Mr. MacDonald, father of Allan and Angus MacDonald, Glendale
Bagpipe selections - MacDonald, Allan - Medley of Scottish tunes
Biographical sketch - MacKenzie, Dan
Stories - MacKenzie, Dan

CHER Radio: March 4, 1973
CA BI T-629 · Item · 4 Mar. 1973
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a broadcast of CHER Radio on March 4, 1973.

Recording summary:
Bagpipe selections - Red Hackle Pipe Band - Marches
Violin selections - Fitzgerald, Winston - Medley of Highland Jigs
Violin selections - Muise, Arthur - Strathspey and reels - Violin with piano accompaniment by Joey Beaton, Mabou
Cait an caidhil an ribhinn an nochd - Cameron, Mae - Love song
Violin selections - Lamey, Bill and MacLean, Joe - Dusty Miller and Sandy Cameron
Ho ro mo chailin dhonn - Kennedy, Calum - Love song
Violin selections - Muise, Arthur - Piano accompaniment by Joey Beaton, Mabou
Violin selections - MacLean, Joe - Piano accompaniment by Lila Hashem
Recitation: The Priest is Dead - Ansell, Bob - Lament - Poem written on the death of Father James MacDonald, 1st priest to come to P.E.I from Scotland - original poem in Gaelic
Song about a bull - MacDonald, John
Violin selections - Gillis, Wilfred - Humorous
Oran Gaidhlig - a reading - MacPherson, John A.
A'ribhinn og - MacNeil, Dan - Piano accompaniment by Colin MacInnis
Violin selections - Fitzgerald, Winston - Love song

CHER Radio: March 11, 1973
CA BI T-630 · Item · 11 Mar. 1973
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a broadcast of CHER Radio on March 11, 1973.

Recording summary:
Violin selections - Fitzgerald, Winston - Scottish airs
S e Cheap Bretunn tir mo ghraidh - MacLeod, Malcolm R. - Patriotic song
Violin selections - Gillis, Wilfred - Killiekrankie and Lass of Gowrie
Violin selections - Gillis, Angus Allen - Reels
A Chuthag - Gillis, Lauchie - Pastoral
Violin selections - Paul, George - Rowan Tree - Piano accompaniement by Marie MacLellan
Bagpipe selections - Antigonish Legion Junior Band - Stumpie and Reel of Tulloch
Violin selections - Gillis, Wilfred - Sailing Song
Moch Di-Luain - Kennedy, Calum
Violin selections - Paul, George - Piano accompaniment by Marie MacLellan
Ho ro mo nighean donn bhoidheach - North Shore Singers - Love song
Violin selections - MacLean, Joe - Piano accompaniment by Lila Hashem
Air fal a la lo - Novak, Margaret - Love song
Bagpipe selections - Red Hackle Pipe Band - Farewell to the Creek

CHER Radio: March 18, 1973
CA BI T-631 · Item · 18 Mar. 1973
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of a broadcast of CHER Radio on March 18, 1973.

Recording summary:
Bagpipe selections - Antigonish Legion Junior Band - Scottish airs
Piano selections - Hashem, Lila - Farewell to Oban
Bagpipe selections - MacLean, Donald - Hen's March
Irish Gaelic song - Irish Singing Group - Irish Gaelic
Am falbh thu leam, a' Mhairi - Gillies, Alasdair - Love song
Domhnall Dona, mac na Bantraich - MacPherson, John Alex - Sgeulachd
Far am bi mi-fhein... - Ross, Calum - Love song
Violin selections - MacDonald, Dan R. - Scottish airs
Violin selections - Five MacDonald Fiddlers - Maggie Cameron
Iain Ban - MacPherson, John Alex - Sgeulachd
A' Mhairi Bhoidheach - Cameron, Mae - Love song

CA BI T-650 · Item · 1970
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

Item is an audio recording of part of the Scottish Concert at Broad Cove in 1970, recorded by Angus MacDonald.

Recording summary:
Address at opening of concert - MacEachern, Most Rev. Malcolm - Address
Song - written in honor of Bishop MacEachern - MacEachern, Rev. John Hugh - Song of praise
Song - "An t-Alltan Dubh" - MacEachern, Mrs. Bessie - Hunting song - Chorus sung by Rev. John Angus Rankin
Violin selections - MacLean, Sandy - Strathspeys and reels
Opening address at Broadcove concert, 1971 - MacEachern, Hon. Allen J. - Address
Violin selections - MacMaster, Buddy - Medley of Scottish tunes - Piano accompaniment by Rev. John Angus Rankin