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“Men of the Deeps”
CA BI Mg 15.38 · Fonds · 1974

Songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, Director of the Men of the Deeps.

“Men of the Deeps”
CA BI Mg 15.38 · Fonds · 1974

Songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, Director of the Men of the Deeps.

Item · 1989

Item is a report titled "A Cape Breton Primer: Canada's Old World Music" written by Kate Dunlay and published in Sing Out! The Folk Magazine Vol. 34 #4 Fall 1989.

CA BI R M 41 D954 · Item · n.d.

Item is a photocopy of a book of music containing strathspeys, reels, and jiggs for the violin, as well as the violoncello and harpsichord.

CA BI FC 2343.8 S3 M8 · Item · 1 Apr. 1962

Item is a thesis titled "A History of the Scottish on Cape Breton Island," written by Thomas Redmond Murphy. The thesis describes the history of the Scottish community of Cape Breton Island, primarily of the counties of Inverness and Victoria.

A View of Three Concerts
Reports: Ethnic: Scottish · Item · 1998

Item is a report titled "A View of Three Concerts" written by Dan MacDonald.

CA BI GPLAY7 · Item · 1966

Item is a play concerning the judgement of the actions of infamous factor Patrick Sellar during the Highland Clearances.

Alex Francis McKay
CA BI 81-792-5872 · Item · 1979

Item is a photograph of fiddler Alex Francis MacKay.

CA BI MG 6.72 · Fonds · 19th century

Fonds consists of a microfilm reel relating to Gaelic literature and poetry.

MacDonald, Alexander
Allan J. Gillis fonds
CA BI MG 6.9 · Fonds · 1777-1999

Fonds consists of papers consisting of: articles and music composed by or for Mr. Gillis; papers compiled by Mr. Gillis; clippings and handwritten versions of Gaelic poetry and stories; biographies and genealogical information; articles, songs and miscellaneous items.

A. Articles and music composed by or for Mr. Gillis:

  1. Bagpipe music composed by Mr. Gillis, 1965.
  2. "The Goilleachen", [n.d.], notes about a Gaelic Easter tradition.
  3. "A Highland Halloween in Canada". Halloween traditions in the Judique area.
  4. Allan James Gillis of Judique "March" by George D. Grant. This tune was composed by George Darroch Grant, a former pipe-major of the Scots Guards and the RCAF while he was Mr. Gillis' pipe-major in the City of Montreal Pipe Band. Photocopy, (1 p.).

B. Papers compiled by Mr. Gillis:

  1. Anecdotes about Donald Eoghain Duinn and Peter Smyth; "Peter Smyth's Song" by Alasdair MacLean.
    1a. Gaelic version of above.
    1b. Notes by Lloyd Leland on obscure words (Gaelic. and also notes about Alasdair MacLean (composer) by Allan Gillis, July, 1991 Photocopies (2 p.).
    B2. List of Scottish violin players.
    3."The Bluenosers' Castle" by Hugh Angus MacDougall.
  2. Genealogies:
    a. MacDonalds of Glendale and of Borrodale
    b. Neil MacDougall, Pioneer of Judique Intervale, 1975, (89 p.).
    c. The Clan MacLellan, compiled by Rev. James A. MacLellan, 1940, (18 p.).
    d. The Gillises of Rear Judique Banks, 1973 (15 p.).
  3. Diary of Angus Innis MacDougall, St. Ninians, 1912-1915, (77 p.).
    C. Clippings and handwritten version of Gaelic poetry and stories, including: an English translation of Bard MacLean's "Gloomy Forest". Photocopies, (18 p.); a lament for the death of Hugh MacDonald of Glencoe by Ronald Beaton; a Gaelic translation of the song "You Can't Make Monkey Out of Me";the story "Iseabail augs Monagan"; The songs "Catriona Dhonn", Anull do dh'Ile Bhoidheach and "An Till Thu Tuilleadh" by E MacFhionnghuin (Jonathan G MacKinnon?); "Rann do'n Cheud Cheard" by Duncan Ban MacIntyre and the song "A Mhairi Bhinn Mheall-Shuileach" composed by Jimmy (Seumas Aonghuis) MacKay of Kingsville

D. 1.Gillis genealogy, (2 p.).

  1. Co Leis Thu? A Dangerous Question, (1 p.).
  2. List of teachers 1907-1963 St. Ninian School, Judique Intervale, C. B., (1 p.).
  3. The Clubhouse Song by Allan Gillis, Ottawa, February 1992, (2 p.).
  4. Death of a Sturdy Old Pioneer, John MacDonald 1822-1913 plus Obituary, (3 p.).
  5. Gaelic names and brooks, bridges, roads etc., in the Glendale area - list compiled by Jimmy MacKay, West Bay Road, (2 p.).
  6. Letter of complaint by J. F. Gillis addressed to Rev. L. J. MacDonald, Parish Priest of Judique, April 24, 1938, (1 p.).
  7. Music sheet notes "Wee Donald's Farewell", The Creignish Hills, Glengarry's Dirk, Strathlorne March, The Antigonish Centenary Gathering, Cutting Bracken, Phelim's Wee Boat (Bardin Fheidhlimi. Wandering Mary, The Dark Stream (Ant'Alltan Dubh) Godfrey Crovan's Galley (Berlinn G Horaidh Chrobhain) My Eye is on Thee (Mo Shail a'd Dheiger) Leaving
    Barra, The Loch Tay Boat Song. (10 p.).
  8. The Goilleachan, A Gaelic Easter Feast by Allan Gillis, (1 p.).
  9. The Bluenosers' Castle, Lyrics to song. (2 p.).
  10. Memories by Hugh A. MacDougall, Lyrics to Song, (1 p.).
  11. Gaelic Mo Shuil A'D Dheigh, (1 p.).
  12. Lament for Allan MacFarlane by Walter MacFarlane, (1 p.).

E. Eigg (Eige. Roll - List of men, women & children in the Parish of Eigg 1764-1765 by Neill McNeill, Catechist including the Isle of Muck, Rumm & Canna. Census lists - Protestants --Isle of Eige, Papists, Galmisdale in Eige Papists, Gruline Papists, Laigtown, Cleadale in Eige Papists, Howland, Fivepenny in Eige,Sandmore, Sandbeg in Eige, Kildonan in Eige Papists, the Rev. Malcolm McAskill genealogy.

F. Miscellaneous items:

  1. Contract agreement for construction of first church in Judique, 13 June 1819, (2 p.).
  2. John MacLellan ‘‘Red" of Morar, Scotland and Glenville, Nova Scotia, compiled by Margaret A. Gillis, Windsor and Allan J. Gillis, Ottawa, 1997.
  3. Biographies and genealogies:
    a. Father David Gillies, Father Ronald Rankin, Duncan Joseph Rankin, and Peter Rankin, (6. p.).
    b. Passenger ship ‘‘Alexander", 1772.
    c. First petition for land in the Judique area, 1789, (3 p.).
    d. Father Anthony MacDonald Genealogy, (4 p.).
    e. Origins of Some Pioneer Families of River Denys Mountain and Area, Inverness Co., Nova Scotia by Donald E. Read and Allan J. Gillis, 1996, (28 p.).
    f. Some Lights and Shades of Family History by Angus J. MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury, 1893 (John ‘‘Ban" MacDonald, Eigg, Scotland., (10 p.).
    g. Gillies - Gillis - MacGillis by A. J. Gillis, 1995, (4 p.).
    h. MacLellans of Inverness County, 1871 Census, Inverness County, (27 p.).
    i. The MacLellans of Inverness County, 1871 Census.

G. Articles:
1A. Humble Cathedral, by Cathy Gillies, Port Hood. Church at Indian Point, Judique North, oldest Highland parish in Cape Breton, 1818, (2 p.).

  1. River Denys Mountain - A Sketch by Allan J. Gillis, 1997, (4 p.).

H. Songs:
1."The Cookhouse Song" by Peggy ‘‘Duncan Jim" MacDougall (Gillis), 1952, (1 p.).
2.Oran Pheadair (Peter Smyth’s Song., (6 p.).

  1. Oran Seann Mhoireasdan (mar gum b’ann le mhnaoi. le: Alasdair ‘‘Niall Mor" MacDhomhnuill, Beinn Noah, E.C.B. (Transcribed and translated by Effie Rankin, Mabou, 1995., (8 p.).
    Ship ‘‘Catherine", Mabou Pioneers, p. 639.

I. Genealogy and Information on the surname Boyd:

  1. Genealogy on the Boyds of Glendale, compiled by Allan J. Gillis, 1999 (15 p.).
  2. Reader’s letter to the Editor of The Oban Times, April 18, 1974, regarding the surname Boyd. (1 p.).

J. Genealogies

  1. Origins of some Pioneer Families of River Denys Mtn. And Area, Inverness Co., Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia by Donald E. Read and Allan J. Gillis, Ottawa, Ontario, 1999, (24 p.).
  2. The MacLellan Family of Hillsdale, compiled by Allan J. Gillis, 1999, (6 p.)
  3. The Descendants of Angus ‘‘Ban" Gillis, compiled by Margaret A. (Gillies) Gillis, Windsor, Ontario, 1998, (12 p.)
  4. The Descendants of John MacEachern, Kingsville, N.S., by Allan James Gillis, Ottawa, Ontario, 1999, (14 p.). (N.B. This follows out only the line of: A. John MacEachern)
    4a. The Descendants of John MacEachern, Kingsville, N.S., by Allan James Gillis, Ottawa, Ontario, 1999, (17 p.). (N.B. this follows out only the line of: A. John MacEachern). (This is a revised version of J. 4.

K. Some common Gaelic names as used in Cape Breton.

L. Correspondence
7 letters from Sister Margaret Beaton to Allan J. Gillis dated August 25, 1970 to December 6, 1971. (8 p. photocopies)

M. Photographs
Photograph (col.) of Allan J. Gillis with his two children, Alasdair and Duncan Gillis taken with Sister Margaret Beaton at Cape Bretoniana Archives, 1973. Photograph Accession number: 11-19-30042

Gillis, Allan J.
Am Bratach
PAM 159 · Item · [after 1880]

Item is a newsletter published by the Gaelic Society of Toronto.

Am Bruadaraiche
CA BI G136 · Item · 1980

Item is a short story about a man who travels the world in his dreams.

Am Bru-Dhearg
CA BI GSB1 · Item · 1913

Item is a collection of contemporary and traditional songs accompanied by sol-fa notation.

Amhrain Anna Sheumais
CA BI G169 · Item · 1987

Item is a collection of songs from various singers (many of whom are relatives of the author) from the community of Aird on the island of Lewis, Scotland.

Among the Gaels
CA BI PAM 130 · Item · March 1977

Item is an account of the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton's tour of Scotland in 1974.

Campbell, Peter J. MacKenzie
An Ceol-Sithe
CA BI GPLAY6 · Item · 1925

Item is a musical for children that one first prize at the National Mod in Greenock, Scotland. The musical includes a number of lullabies written in sol-fa notation.

An Eriskay Love Lilt
CA BI GSM16 · Item · 1908

Item is a song including piano accompaniment.

An Smeòrach
CA BI GSB15 · Item · 19-

Item is a collection of songs with sol-fa musical notation and two-part harmony.

An t-Eithireach
CA BI G163 · Item · 1952

Item is a collection of original poems and songs including musical notation.

MacLeod, Major C.I.N.
Angus R. MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 6.33 · Fonds · 1928-1973

Fonds consists of papers including poetry, book excerpts, and a scrapbook. Papers include:

  1. A collection of his poetry compiled by his daughter, Christena E. MacDonald, 1968. Also included is a poem by French Road bard, Duncan MacDonald. Typescript and printed, 32 pages.
  2. Excerpts from Songs of the Gael [n.d.]. Printed, 6 pages.
  3. Obituary of Angus R. MacDonald, 1973. Clippings including a poem by John Og Walker of Lake Ainslie.
  4. “Biography of Christena Evelyn MacDonald” 1931. Original, 9 pages.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings pertaining to Florence E. MacDonald’s track and field career, and including clippings on Johnny Miles, 1929.
  6. Failte Cheap Breatuinn: A collection of Gaelic poetry by Vincent A. MacLellan (1891). The MacNeil Edition edited by James Hugh MacNeil, 1933. Typescript 233 pages. Supplement, 1933, containing biography of V. A. McLellan. Typescript, 22 pages. Presented by Angus R. MacDonald.
MacDonald, Angus R.
CA BI MG 6.61 · Fonds

Fonds consists of two volumes of collected Gaelic songs by various Cape Breton and Scottish bards. An index is included in the front of each volume:

MacDonald, Allen “The Ridge”
MacDonald, Alexander “The Ridge”
MacDonald, Alexander “Am Painter Mor”
MacDonald, Dan Alex
MacDonald, John (Hunter)
MacDonald, Alexander (Turner)
MacDonald, Angus (MacAlasdair)
MacDonald, Allan (Miramachie)
MacDonald, Donald (The Ridge)
MacDonald, Angus (Aonghas MacAlasdair)
MacDonald, Dan S. (Miramachi)
MacDonald, A. T. (Antigonish)
MacKinnon, Jonathan G.
MacLellan, Angus Y
MacLellan, Donald (Big Dan)
MacLean, Alexander (Alasdair MacEoghain Bhain)
Gillis, Malcolm H. (Calum na h-Aibhne)
MacLean, Hugh
Beaton, Sam
Walker, John
Nicholson, Hugh (Eoin MacIain Ic Macail)
Ferguson, C. A.
Beaton, Ronald (Maire Ban)
MacIsaac, Hugh
Gillis, Hector
MacLean, John (not the Bard MacLean)
MacFayden, John
Gillis, Michael
MacIsaac, Allen
MacLean, Sam
MacEachern, Dougald
MacLean, Donald
Beaton, Angus
MacLeod, Neil

Angus Y. MacLellan fonds
CA BI MG 6.63 · Fonds · 1912-1946

Fonds consists of poems, biography of Angus Y. MacLellan, and recollections of life on Margaree Island.

  1. Poem: “Clach An Càrn an Dòmhnallaich” was presented by Sister St. Francis of Rome, C.N.D.

  2. Duncan H. and Mary Margaret MacLellan recall their childhood spent on Margaree Island. Typescript, 12 pages Presented by Margaret Long, Brockton, Mass., June 1983.

  3. “My years on Margaree Island” by Lauranna MacLellan MacDonald, who presented the paper in December, 1983. Photocopy, 4 pages.

  4. Biography of Angus Y. MacLellan (1887-1960) Photocopy, 11 pages.

Songs composed by Angus Y. MacLellan and other bards that appear in "Smeòrach nan Cnoc 's nsn Gleann" and "Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia". Photocopy, 10 pages
Story “Raonull Ban Mac Eoghain Oig” by Aonghas MacGillfhaolain. Print, 26 pages.

  1. “The Part Played by the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada in the Establishment of the St. F. X. Extension Department” 1953. Typescript, 21 pages.

Clippings: Obituary of Rev. Michael Gillis, 1970; Obituary of Ernest Hart, the Chairmaker from Northeast Margaree, n.d. Presented by Sister Carmelina MacLellan, Port Hawkesbury, 1984.

MacLellan, Angus Y.
Archibald A. MacKenzie fonds
CA BI MG 6.6 · Fonds · 1983

Fonds consists of a selection of songs in Gaelic composed by Archie Alex MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, Archie Alex
Archibald Beaton fonds
CA BI MG 12.31 · Fonds · 1897-1898

Fonds consists of correspondence of Archibald Beaton, Donald MacDonald and Rev. Ronald Beaton in Rome. Letters deal with the opening of the coal mines at Broad Cove in the late 1890s, a description of Rome, and the ordering of a set of bagpipes as a gift. Interspersed there is also bagpipe music, written by Archibald Beaton.

Beaton, Archibald
CA BI 91-1075-23036 · Item · 1991

Item is a photograph of the gravestone marking the burial of piper Archie MacDonald. Mr. MacNeil is buried in Stella Maris Cemetery, Inverness.

Prendergast, Paul