Item T-2069 - Washabuck History and Genealogy

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Washabuck History and Genealogy

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CA BI T-2069

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  • 1982 (Creation)
    CBC Radio
    Washabuck (NS)

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1 audio reel

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Item is an audio recording of interviews with Carl MacKenzie, Charlie MacKenzie, Malcolm MacDonald and Josie Maclean of Washabuck, N.S.

Carl MacKenzie:

His grandfather, Charles "Framer" MacKenzie came from Kintyle, Scotland, first to Margaree, then to Washabuct

Talk about his musical background and family

There is a Washabuct fiddle style

His violin style influenced by Scotty Fitzgerald and Budy MacMaster

Talks about the good old-fashoined home parties

Charlie MacKenzie:

Recites two poems he composed

Talks about his mother washing clothes in the brook years ago

Recites another poem, "Blackbirds", also his own composition

tells of his mother singing Gaelic songs while she worked, spinning etc.

Malcolm MacDonald:

Talks about the old farms, now closed, how hard the pioneers worked

The house ceilidhs; fishing in the area

The store in Washabuct at one time

The Bard MacLean

"Lazy Stick" - a game they played

The browns - tricks people would play on them

Josie MacLean:

The one-room school she attended Formation of the Home & School Association

Joe MacLean :

Talks about Lauchlin MacLean - he arrived from Barra in 1817 - his family

Laughlin MacLean died at the age of 114

Other pioneer familes

Snow storms in previous years

Early mail service - by boat to Baddeck, also by hourse & buggy

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      Item is available for streaming:

      T-2069 Side 1 [Audio mp3]:

      T-2069 Side 2 [Audio mp3]:

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