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Simon Cremo
CA BI T-1516 · Item · 1960

File consists of an audio recording of violin selections; includes jigs, reels & polkas performed by Simon Cremo, Eskasoni.

CA BI T-6 · Item · 1963

File consists of an audio recording of an oral history of early Scottish settlers in the Big Pond area; mentions Mi'kmaq in the East Bay area.

What were the Bras D'or Mission?
Early history of the MacIntytres of Big Pond (N.S.)
The Church of East Bay
Who was Malcolm MacLellan?
What do you know about the MacLeods who were among MacLellan's students?
Why was the East Bay school Started? East Bay school started in 1825...
What men were prepared for the Seminary?
What about the Industries of early Cape Breton?
The schools in Big Pond (N.S.) were attended by sixty pupils in 1862.
From Big Pond (N.S.) they came to Sydney (N.S.) Academy for grade ten.
Was East Bay the first parish
Briefly discuss Parish activities?
Tell us about the Protestant settlers...
How did the four Seminarians travel to Rome?
Was there much traffic on the Bras D'or Lakes in those days?
Would you care to speak about the Mi'kmaq?
Where did the early people get the animals - horses, cows, sheep, etc.
What about food - ammunition?
Ceilidh in those days was most enjoyable...
What do you believe of the Bocain
Do you remember any of the remedies early settlers used

Mi'kmaw culture and music
CA BI T-302 · Item · 1971

File consists of an audio recording of Mi'kmaw songs and music recorded at a Mi'kmaw gathering in Truro. Directed by Sister Angelina Vallas.

Interview with Lee Cremo
CA BI T-883 · Item · 1977

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Lee Cremo in Eskasoni. Lee Cremo's background as a fiddler, the various fiddle styles in Cape Breton. Also, prejudice and the gap between white and Mi'kmaw ways of thinking.

Interview with Winnie Chafe
CA BI T-900 · Item · 1977

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Winnie Chafe, Glace Bay. She mentions that the Scottish, French and Mi'kmaq all settled in Frenchvale and that the Mi'kmaq taught the other settlers to hunt and trap.

CA BI T-958 · Item · Oct. 1980

File consists of an audio recording of the CBI Radio show, Fresh Air, featuring a conversation with several informants on various topics concerning life at Eskasoni and Mi'kmaw culture.

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-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-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.

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
On the Go
CA BI T-2279 · Item · ca. 1987

File consists of an audio recording of the CBC program, On the Go, featuring a segment on the 1987 Summer Games.

CA BI T-3114 · Item · 29 Apr. 1991

File consists of an audio recording of Rita Joe explaining why she wrote the poem about the Grand Chief; describes Donald Marshall Sr. as a person and reads the poem she wrote in his honour. Rita Joe talks about
the number of people who gathered to pay their respects to Donald Marshall Sr. Closes with violin tune, "Echoes," performed by Winnie Chafe and daughter, Patricia Chafe Nauge.

Interview with Lee Cremo
CA BI T-2412 · Item

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Lee Cremo.