Cape Breton Island & Scottish Gaelic Culture

The majority of tracks on Tobar an Dualchais were of course recorded in Scotland, but some were recorded in other locations such as Cape Breton Island such as the examples below 🎙

Cape Breton Island is the home of the First Nations Mi’kmaq people, & after being colonised a significant Scottish Gaelic speaking community, mostly due to the Highland Clearances 🐑

🎧 Old customs in Cape Breton:

🎧 An emigrant song:

🎧 A love song to a brown haired girl, composed by Malcolm Gillies of Cape Breton:

📸 Featured Photo credit: Pexel

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