Item T-721 - Commun na Gaidhlig, Sydney N.S, Night in Honor of Sister Margaret Beaton

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Commun na Gaidhlig, Sydney N.S, Night in Honor of Sister Margaret Beaton

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  • May 27, 1973 (Creation)
    Campbell, John
    Sydney (NS)

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1 audio reel

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John Campbell was born into a farming family in Boularderie. His parents were Malcolm and Christy MacAuley. John operated a store at Boularderie before moving into Sydney where he operated a successful business. John was an Elder and caretaker of St. Andrew's United Church. He was well-known as a fine Gaelic singer, translator of hymns and composer of the song Marbhrann, a lament for the death of his wife Annie (née Buchanan) in 1939. His skills as a translator earned him first prize in Hymn translation at the Vancouver Mod in 1947. Some of his translations as well as his Marbhrann appear in a pamphlet published in 1947.
Campbell's daughter, Mae Campbell Cameron (1906-2005) was head of the Cape Breton Gaelic Chorale and deeply involved in the Gaelic scene in Sydney.

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MacNeil, John, Chief of Gaelic Society - Testimonial dinner given by the Sydney (N.S.) Chapter of Commun Gaidhlig Cheap Breatuinn in honor of Sister Margaret Beaton, May 27, 1973: Address

MacEachern, Donald, First Chieftan, Gaelic Society -Introduces Jim Charlie MacNeil

MacNeil, Jim Charlie - Address

Xavier College Children's Chorus - Posadh piuthair Iain Bhain

Xavier College Children's Chorus - Brochan Lom

Xavier College Children's Chorus - O nach till thu ruinn a ris...

MacEachern, Donald - Reading of congratulatory messages and telegrams

MacEachern, Donald - Introduces John Alex MacPherson, main speaker at the dinner

MacPherson, John Alex - Address

Beaton, Sister Margaret - Address

Beaton, Sister Margaret - Address

MacNeil, John Dan - Presentation of gift to Sister Beaton

Tubrett, Mayor Earle - Brief remarks

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - A' Mhairi Dhubh

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - Faill ill o agus ho ro eile...

MacDonald, Mrs. Kay - Ho ro 's toigh leam fhein thu...

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