Item T-2015 - Angus MacIsaac, Antigonish, Gaelic Songs

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Angus MacIsaac, Antigonish, Gaelic Songs

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  • Attributions and conjectures: Restriction: Types from this collection may not be copied
  • Attributions and conjectures: Recording contains part 1 of a sgeulachd as told by Hector Campbell. The Sgeulachd continues on T-2016.

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CA BI T-2015

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  • 1949 - 1951 (Creation)
    Leach, MacEdward
    Antigonish (NS)

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1 audio reel

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(1897 - 1967)

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MacEdward Leach (1897-1967) was one of North America's most widely respected folklorists. Among his many merits, he was scholar of literature, folklore and language. His work greatly influenced the development of folklore as an academic discipline, and introduced subsequent scholars and folk enthusiasts to the vast diversity of North American culture

Between 1949 and 1951 he took a series of trips to Cape Breton and mainland N.S to collect songs and stories from Gaelic tradition bearers.

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"Mo Mhaili Bheag Og"
"Chaidh do Pheigi air Chall..."
"A' Choille Ghruamach"
"Muile nam Mor-Bheann"
"Lass of Glencoe"
"Tha m'inntinn trom 's cha tho mi fonn..."

Hector Campbell (Hillsdale, N.S.)

Sgeulachd - "The man who went to see the king of the wind..." (continued on T-2016)

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