Item T-1399 - Alex Goldie, Gaelic Songs

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Alex Goldie, Gaelic Songs

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CA BI T-1399

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  • 1980 (Creation)
    Goldie, Alex
    Irish Cove (NS)

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1 audio reel

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Alex Goldie was born 11 Jun 1915 in Newfoundland, and died 17 Dec 2004 in Halifax, NS.He was an able and consummate Gaelic singer and storyteller. He was raised by a Maclean family in Irish Vale, Cape Breton N.S. Goldie served as chief of police in Sydney, N.S. He also acted as head of Comunn nan Gaidheal, Sydney. Upon retirement Goldie moved to East Bay, N.S, where he spent his remaining years.

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Item is an audio recording of Gaelic song selections by Alex Goldie, Irish Cove, N.S.

"Illean ill o, illean i"
"Ochoin mo chailin..."
"Teannaibh dluth 's togaibh fonn"
"An teid thu leam, a ribhinn lurach"

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Item is available for streaming:

T-1399 Side 1 [Audio mp3]:

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