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Margaret Bennett - The Newfoundland Gaels Recordings Archive: The Legacy of Allan MacArthur, Codroy Valley

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 Dìleab Ailein: The Legacy of Allan MacArthur Scottish Newfoundland Traditions by Margaret Bennett. This book discusses the history and traditions of a community of Scottish Gaels who emigrated from the Isle of Canna and Moidart in the nineteenth century and settled in the Codroy Valley, Newfoundland. Based on fieldwork recordings from 1969 to 2007, the book and double CD production celebrates four generations of the remarkable MacArthur family whose vibrant Scottish Gaelic traditions of song and music both endured and evolved through each generation to the present day. Dr. Margaret Bennett is a renowned Scottish writer, folklorist, ethnologist, broadcaster and singer. Her main interests lies in the field of traditional Scottish folk culture and cultural identity of the Scots home and abroad. One of her best selling book is "Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave". Polygon, Birlinn Ltd. The late Hamish Hederson, internationally distinguished poet and folklorist said about her: Margaret embodies the spirit of Scotland.

 "the book and double CD production celebrates four generations of the remarkable MacArthur family whose vibrant Scottish Gaelic traditions of song and music both endured and evolved through each generation to the present day"

CD1 Tracks: (1.) Toast To Scotland (2.) Illean Bithibh Sunndach (3.) Gura Boidheach Am Bata (4.) Them Songs Came From Scotland (5.) Hu A Hu Ailean Duinn (6.) Tom Dey (7.) Fear A Bhata (8.) Tha Mi Sgith (9.) Kitchener's Army (10.) Gun Chrodh, Gun Aighean (11.) Gathering To Sing (12.) A Mhairi Dhubh (13.) Oran An Tombaca (14.) O Co Bheirinn Leam (15.) A Chailin Dhuinn (16.) King George IV (17.) Dominion Mine Strike (18.) This Loch Lomond Here (19.) Trip To Mabou Ridge (20.) Ol An Deoch Air Lamh Mo Ruin (21.) Allan's Toast To Whisky (22.) Bha Mi'n Raoir Ag Ol (23.) Mo Nighean Don Boidheach (24.) Big John MacNeill Set (25.) Allan's Canntaireachd  (26.) Frank's MacPherson Tune (27.) Canntaireachd For Accordion (28.) Canntaireachd For The Smith (29.) Cock O' The North.


CD2 Tracks: (1.) MacArthur's Island (2.) Shamrock, Thistle And Rose (3.) Oidhche Challainn (4.) Rann Challainn (5.) Square Dance Set (6.) Christmas Down Home (7.) A Chailin Duinn (8.) Calvin's Mandolin Set (9.) Will You Marry Me? (10.) Allan & Mary On Gaelic & Proverb (11.) Oran An T-Saighdeir (12.) Miracle Of Christmas  (13.) Ailein Duinn (14.) Tullochgorm (15.) Making Moccasins & Songs (16.) Oran Nam Mogaisean 1970 (17.) Oran Nam Mogaisean 2002 (18.) Last Word On Moccasins (19.) Cock Your Leg Up (20.) Gaelic Tongue Twister (21.) Dean Cadalan Samhach (22.) Daddy's Girl (23.) Miss Rowan Davies (24.) Tips Eve Jig (25.) Remember Home (26.) Cha Dean Mi'n Obair (27.) Nach Do Ghoid Mi 'M Piatan (28.) MacArthur's Kitchen Party (29) Deoch Slainte.

An Rubha Review

Dileab provides a cultural overview focused on the MacArthurs who  introduce us in the warmest way possible to Codroy Valley's Gaelic tradtion. Coming at a time when Nova Scotia  is renewing its own Gaelic heritage, Margaret Bennett has given us a  model for developing archival resources into leaming materials - inclusive of cultural aesthetics - that can be applied to cultural renewal in the next island  down and on the mainland community.

  One might well view Dileab Ailein much in the way of being part of Margaret's own rich legacy of telling the story of  real people in  real places. As Allan MacArthur iesponded to the toast Slainte!  "Down the track."

(c) Seumas Watson  is the Highland Village's manager of interpretation.

 

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ISBN:
9780955232688
Categories:
Scottish Folklore, Margaret Bennett Fieldwork
Publisher:
Grace Note Publications, 2010
Format:
Hardback with two CDs of Margaret Bennett Fieldwork

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