Item T-561 - Annie MacLean: CHER Radio Fàilte 'is Furan

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Annie MacLean: CHER Radio Fàilte 'is Furan

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CA BI T-561

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  • 1972 (Broadcasting)
    CHER Radio
    Sydney (NS)

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1 audio reel

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MacLean, Mrs. Annie Rear Christmas Island "Bha Mi'n Raoir gu Sunndach, Sunndach" composed by Catherine MacNeil (Catrìona Bean Iain Ruairidh| Iain Ruaidh)

MacInnis, Dan Joe Sydney (N.S.) Violin selections

MacPherson, John Alex Sydney (N.S.) Conversation with Mrs. Annie MacLean

MacLean, Mrs. Annie Rear Christmas Island "Mise tha fo Mhulad air Tulaich gun Uaill". Song concerning a difficult winter in the Rear of Christmas Island by Catherine MacNeil (Catrìona Iain Ruaidh| Bean Iain Ruairidh)

Campbell, John Sydney (N.S.) Discusses Gaelic songs with Mrs. MacLean

Munroe, Deanie Sydney (N.S.) Bagpipe Selections

MacPherson, John Alex and MacNeil, Mike Sydney (N.S.) Conversation re: Cape Breton Gaelic songs

MacLean, Mrs. Annie Rear Christmas Island. Song about aging and marriage by Catherine MacNeil (Catriona Iain Ruaidh | Bean Iain Ruairidh)

Hashem, Lila Sydney (N.S.) Piano selections

MacPherson, John Alex; MacNeil, Mike; MacLean, Mrs. Annie. Conversation re: types of songs, milling songs.

MacNeil, Mike. Song "Horo is Toigh Leam Fhìn Thu"

MacInnis, Dan Joe Sydney (N.S.) Violin selections

MacPherson, John Alex; Campbell, John Sydney (N.S.) Conversation re: Gaelic in Cape Breton

Gillis, Wilfred Antigonish (N.S.) Violin selections

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      Catherine MacNeil, also known as Catrìona Iain Ruaidh or Catrìona Bean Ruairidh, was a well-known bard who lived in the far eastern part of the Highlands, Rear Christmas Island. Catherine's father was born in South Uist and came to Cape Breton in 1822. She married Iain Ruairidh "Gilleonan" MacNeil and settled near the foot of Eskasoni Mountain in Rear Christmas Island. The couple remained childless and their life was supposedly difficult, being so far from neighbours. Catherine would later spend considerable lengths of time living with the young Mrs. Annie MacLean's family in Castle Bay. Catherine MacNeil was illiterate but Mrs. MacLean states that she insisted in integrity of her songs being preserved by anyone who wished to sing them.

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      See Related Materials for a link to the transcription of the "Mise tha fo Mhulad air Tulaich..."

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