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The Cape Breton Symphony fiddle

  • R-386
  • Item
  • 196?

Item is a recording of the Cape Breton Symphony (Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, fiddle ; Wilfred Gillis, fiddle ; John Donald Cameron, fiddle ; Bobby Brown, fiddle, piano, accordion) ; with Tom Szczesniak, bass ; Peter Magadini, drums ; John Allan Cameron, 12-string guitar.

Reel medley. Trip to Windsor ; Mrs. Norman MacKeigan ; Devil's delight (2:42) --
Jig medley. Munster lass ; Light & airy ; Janet Beaton (2:35) --
Slow march, strathspey & reel. Glencoe ; Coromonie's rant ; Marie MacLean's (2:35) --
Hornpipe medley. Oriental ; Jock Tamson's ; Olive branch (2:00) --
Strathspey & reels. Captain Campbell ; Sandy is my darling ; My brother's letter (2:10) --
Reel medley. Flowers of Edinburgh ; Mrs. MacLeod's ; Fairy dance ; Mason's apron (2:27) --
Reel medley. Picnic ; Homeward bound ; Return from India ; Rachel Rae ; Snowplough (2:45) --
Jig medley. Wilfred's fiddle ; Jessie Ann's favourite ; Road to Skye (2:37) --
Strathspey & reels. Dr. Keith of Aberdeen ; Carnie's cantor ; Mary Clare's (2:33) --
Strathspey & reels. Highland whiskey ; Earl of Crawford's ; Judy's (2:18) --
Hornpipe medley. Democratic rage ; Constitution ; President Garfield's (2:13) --
Strathspey & reels. Bonfire ; Red mill ; Walker Street ; Timour the Tartar (3:10).

Glencoe Music Inc.

Traditional and Non-Traditional Teaching and Learning Practices in Folk Music: An Ethnographic Field Study of Cape Breton Fiddling

  • R MT 262 G37
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is a dissertation titled "Traditional and Non-Traditional Teaching and Learning Practices in Folk Music: An Ethnographic Field Study of Cape Breton Fiddling," written by Virginia Hope Garrison. The dissertation describes different methods of learning and practicing folk music via Cape Breton fiddling. It contains profiles of three Cape Breton fiddlers on pages 136-164, namely Hugh Angus Jobes, Hugh A. "Buddy" MacMaster, and Kyle MacNeil.

The First Nova Scotian

  • FC 2321.1 A43 F56 1997
  • Item
  • 1997

Item is a book titled "The First Nova Scotian," written by Mark Finnan. The book tells the story of Sir William Alexander, and the colony of Charlesfort, in present-day Annapolis Royal. It contains a chapter titled "A New Scotland," found on pages 91-106, which touches on Celtic music.

The Island: New Perspectives on Cape Breton's History 1713-1990

  • FC 2343.5 I84 1990
  • Item
  • 1990

Item is a book titled "The Island: New Perspectives on Cape Breton's History 1713-1990," edited by Kenneth Donovan. This book is a collection of articles related to the history of Cape Breton, beginning in 1713. It contains an article written by Stephen Hornsby titled "Scottish Emigration and Settlement in Early Nineteenth-Century Cape Breton," on pages 49-69, which touches on Celtic music.

Language & Poverty: The Persistence of Scottish Gaelic in Eastern Canada

  • FC 106 C4 F67 1988
  • Item
  • 1988

Item is a book titled "Language & Poverty: The Persistence of Scottish Gaelic in Eastern Canada," written by Gilbert Foster. It describes the cultural survival of minority populations in Eastern Canada, namely the survival of Scottish Gaelic. It contains a chapter titled "Angus W. R. MacKenzie, 1891-1967, and the Immigrant Presbyterian Gaeldom in New Scotland, Canada" on pages 80-104, which touches on Celtic music.

The Historical and Social Development of Judique, Nova Scotia

  • FC 2345 J8 M3
  • Item
  • May 1968

Item is an essay titled "The Historical and Social Development of Judique, Nova Scotia," written by Janette MacDonald. The essay describes the history and development of Judique, Nova Scotia as a Gaelic community.

East Bay, Cape Breton: People and Priests

  • FC 2349 E2 M5
  • Item
  • April 1966

Item is a thesis titled "East Bay, Cape Breton: People and Priests," written by John V. MacKenzie. The thesis describes the background and history of East Bay and its early settlers.

St. Andrew's Day Banquet

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 the home of Michael MacKinnon

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.

Archibald Beaton fonds

  • 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

Violin selections by Angus Chisholm

Item is an audio recording of violin selections by Angus Chisholm on the violin, includes slow airs, jigs, strathspeys, and reels. Piano accompaniment by Mary Jessie MacDonald. The home recording was by Maybelle Chisholm Doyle (McQueen).

McQueen, Maybelle Chisholm

Violin selections by Cameron Chisholm

Item is an audio recording of violin selections by Cameron Chisholm on the violin, includes strathspeys, reels, jigs, and slow airs. Piano accompaniment by Maybelle Doyle. The home recording was by Maybelle Chisholm Doyle (McQueen).

McQueen, Maybelle Chisholm

Violin selections by John Campbell

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

John Norman MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.80
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1895

Fonds consists of a number of songs collected by Reverend John Norman MacDonald in the summer of 1952. This manuscript was afterwards borrowed by a John MacRury, another Minister, who unwarrantably copied some of the songs and sent them to be printed in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. The songs contained in this manuscript collection were obtained from various sources; many of them were taken down from the recitation of various people in Uist and elsewhere at intervales beginning in the year 1874 up to the present.

A. Manuscript of Gaelic poetry collected in the Outer Islands by Mr. Macdonald in the summer 1852, Glasgow 21 April 1852. (65 p.). Photocopies of original script.

CONTENTS: Texts and Translation of Laiodh Fhraoich -song by Donald MacLean (Domhnall Ban na Camairt) Folio 1, 61.
Fragment with Translation (Fuigheall do sheann Oran) Folio 9
Eulogy on Donald MacDonald (MacIain’ic Sheumais) Folio 10
Waulking Song (‘S mi’ m aonar air a’Leachdainn) Folio 14
Song (tha Ghaoth an Iar cho Caithreamach) Folio 16
Lament for John MacLeod, 6th of Raasay (Ian Garbh) Folio 21
Waulking song (‘S mise thug an Ceannach air Bainne Nighean Domhnaill) Folio 28
Eulogy on Captain Allan MacDonald, of Kingsburgh, by John MacCodrum Folio 32
Eulogy on Ranald MacDonald, 2nd of Milton Folio 35
Lament for Allan Morrison (Ailein Duinn shiubhlainn leat) Folio 41
Song (Maighdeann Mhic Fhearghuis) by Donald MacLellan Folio 44
Eulogy on Robert MacDonald MacIntyre by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 45
Eulogy on Alexander MacDonald, 5th of Vallay, by Donald MacSween Folio 47
Fragment (Latha Dhomh ‘s mi ann an Diuraidh) Folio 48
Song (An Oigh Fholuimte) by Donald Fraser, Rosemarkie Folio 49
Song of the Ossianic Society Folio 51
Verse of the Rev. Roderick MacDonald to John Gordon, 5th of Cluny Folio 52
Rev. John Norman Macdonald Collection MG 6.80
Eulogy of Major Alexander MacDonald, 4th of Vallay, by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 53

B. Preface - Rev. Angus MacDonald manuscript collection “Co-chruenneachadh de Dh’Orain, Madh agus sean, a Tomadh Cearn. Le Aougrus Macdhomhuill, Cleareach Chilliurnain, 1895. (3 p.).

Contents: (15 p.). Collection includes photocopies of the original script (212 p.).

A History of the Scottish on Cape Breton Island

  • 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.

Alexander ("The Ridge") MacDonald

  • MG 6.72
  • Fonds
  • 19th century

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

MacDonald, Alexander

Gaelic Conferences

  • MG 6.71
  • Fonds
  • 1980

Fonds consists of a submission by the Mabou Gaelic and Historical Society to the preliminary conference on Gaelic, Iona, 04 May 1980. Letter and timetable of the Gaelic conference held at St. Ann's on May 16-18, 1980.

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton fonds

  • MG 6.50
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1983

Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, newsletters, programs, correspondence, addresses, clippings, questionnaires, and reports.

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton

Canso Causeway Opening

  • 81-703-5783
  • Item
  • 1955

Item is a photograph of pipers leading a parade across the newly opened causeway.

Group portrait of the MacNeil and MacKinnon families

  • 82-1409-8109
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the MacNeil and MacKinnon familes of Christmas Island, Pipers Cove, and Grand Narrows. Fiddler Neil MacKinnon is identified as being present in the photograph.

Malcolm H. Gillis Cairn, Upper Margaree

  • 83-6418-13718
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a memorial cairn erected to honour the memory of Gaelic bard and teacher, Malcolm Hugh Gillis. The cairn is located in Upper Margaree.

Dancing, Englishtown

  • 86-123-16221
  • Item
  • 1922

Fiddler (seated) plays for dancers on the shore of St. Ann's Bay in Englishtown.

MacKinnon's of Lake Ainslie

  • 97-620-28468
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of piper (Big) Farquhar MacKinnon and his wife taken in East Lake Ainslie. Mr. MacKinnon holds a set of bagpipes and Mrs. MacKinnon is seated at a spinning wheel.

Glendale Fiddle Festival, 1973

  • 97-650-28498
  • Item
  • 1973

Fiddlers performing on-stage at the inaugural 1973 Glendale Fiddle Festival.

Gallant, Marc

MacDougall Girls' Pipe Band

  • 87-85-16615
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of the MacDougall Girls' Pipe Band of Dominion and Glace Bay.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

Hughie and Mary Beaton MacDonald, Gravestone

  • 91-1072-23033
  • 1991

Item is a photograph of the gravestone marking the burials of Hughie MacDonald and his wife Mary Beaton MacDonald in St. Agnes Cemetery in New Waterford.

Prendergast, Paul

MacDonald Hundred Pipe Band, Glace Bay

  • 94-712-25227
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of members of the Gaelic College - Glace Bay Division Junior Pipe Band.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

The Antigonish Pipe Band in Concert

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

The Scottish Tradition in Canada

  • FC 106 S3 R4
  • Item
  • 1976

Item is a book titled "The Scottish Tradition in Canada," edited by W. Stanford Reid. The book contains a collection of essays tracing the history of Scottish settlers in Canada and their historic roots. There is an essay on pages 232-247 titled "The Gaelic Tradition in Canadian Culture," written by George S. Emmerson, which touches on Celtic music.

The Barra Settlement at Grand Narrows, Cape Breton: 1804-1904

  • FC 2349 G7 R6
  • Item
  • 1984

Item is a thesis titled "The Barra Settlement at Grand Narrows, Cape Breton: 1804-1904," written by Marian Rothe. The thesis describes the history and cultural development of the Grand Narrows Settlement over a 100-year period. Includes several Gaelic songs and pieces of music.

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