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18 Jul. 1975 (Creation)
- MacDonald, Kay
- Glendale (N.S.)
- Festival of Fiddlers
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Kay later married Mick MacDonald of New Waterford, N.S., returning to Cape Breton. She worked at the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton University, recording native Gaelic speakers from Canada, the US and Scotland, and translating Gaelic publications. She hosted the CBC Cape Breton radio program “Island Echoes”, served as president of both the New Waterford Gaelic Society and the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton. She was a longtime member of the Cape Breton Gaelic Choir. After her retirement, Kay continued her involvement with Gaelic, teaching evening Gaelic classes for over 25 years and singing with and coaching the Gaelic choir. She served as a consultant on Gaelic to several Cape Breton musicians and frequently fielded calls from Canada and the US for help with a needed Gaelic phrase or translation. In 2009, Kay was awarded an honorary doctorate by Cape Breton University for her contributions to promoting, preserving and teaching the Gaelic language.
Kay was a long time member of St. Leonard Parish New Waterford. Her strong faith provided the bedrock upon which she lived her life. She was a dedicated member of the Mount Carmel Parish CWL, and also sang in the choir.
Obituary taken from INMEMORIAM.ca
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Item is a sound recording of the Festival of Fiddlers concert in Glendale, recorded by Kay MacDonald on July 18, 1975.
A-1 MacLellan, Theresa; Joey Beaton, accompanist (Queensville)- Violin selections
A-2 Dewars, Malcolm (Ottawa) - Violin selections: Slow airs, reels; Dale Urquhart, guitar accompanist
A-3 Beaton, Kinnon; Beaton, Donald Angus (Mabou) - Violin selections: March, reels; Mrs. Donald A. Beaton, piano accompanist
A-4 MacDonald, Dan R. (Mabou) - Violin selections: Strathspey, reels; Joey Beaton, piano accompanist
A-5 MacLellan, Jimmy (St. Rose, Sudbury, Ont.) - Violin selections: Strathspey, reels; Joey Beaton, piano accompanist
A-6 Graham, Danny (Judique) - "Hear the nightingales sing...": English March, strathspey, reels; Joey Beaton, piano accompanist
A-7 MacDonald, Donnie (Queensville) - Violin selections: Ballad; Betty Lou MacNeil, accompanist
B-1 MacDonald, Donnie (Queensville) - Violin selections: Marches, strathspey, reels; Betty Lou MacNeil, accompanist
B-2 Stone, James (Spryfield) - Violin selections: Waltzes; John Morris Rankin, piano accomp.
B-3 Good, Jamie (U.S.A.) - Clarinet selections: Marches; Maybelle Doyle, piano accomp.
B-4 MacInnis, Dan Joe (Sydney) - Violin selections: Slow air, march, strathspey, reels; Maybelle Doyle, piano accomp.
B-5 LeBlanc, Didace (Saint-Joseph-du-Moine) - Violin selections: March, reels; Joey Beaton, piano accompanist
B-6 Chapman, Stan (New Glasgow) - Violin selections: slow air, march, strathspey, reels; Gordon MacLean, piano accomp.
B-7 MacDougall, Hector (Cape North, Boston) - Violin selections: Slow air, march, reel; Maybelle Doyle, piano accomp.
B-8 MacNeil, Joe (Barra Head) - Violin selections; Maybelle Doyle, piano accomp.