Fonds MG 6.38 - John Dan MacNeil fonds

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John Dan MacNeil fonds

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John Dan MacNeil

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MG 6.38

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  • 1977 (Creation)
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    MacNeil, John Dan

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6 p. of textual records

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(1909-1988)

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John Dan MacNeill, also known by his patronymic, "John Dan Nìll Mac na Bantraich" was born in Barra Glen to parents Neil H. and Mary MacNeil (née MacKenzie). He was regarded as a traditon-bearer, having a great repertoire of stories, songs and general information pertaining to Gaelic culture. He was also a fine fiddler. John Dan married Katherine "Mutsie" MacNeil and moved to Sydney where he worked most of his life as a carpenter. He was one of the founding members of the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton and campaigned tirelessly for the cause of the Gaelic language.

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Fonds consists of a speech in Gaelic and English delivered at St. Andrew's Night Ceilidh, Sydney by John Dan MacNeil. He outlines what he believes to be the reason fro the decline in Gaelic speakers and urges those who have the language to use it regularly.

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  • English
  • Scottish Gaelic

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