“Howie MacDonald: The Ceilidh Trail” ~ & friends
Atlantic Music Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 2007
CD - ATLD 0193
Howie’s a great charm and a wonderful character, and his music definitely gets under the feet to give them something to be happy about, as it is hard to keep still when he’s at the dance music.
Howie & YouTube ~ and there’s much more can be found with a simple search
Howie MacDonald: Colours of Celtic
A very interesting insight on Cape Breton music by Howie MacDonald. This video includes commentary, music and comedy by Howie MacDonald.
Brenda Stubbert & Howie MacDonald - live @ ECMA 2010 - Celtic Colours Festival Club Stage
Howie MacDonald - at the Fesitval of Small Halls in Munn’s Road, P.E.I., Canada
Howie MacDonald A Cape Breton Fiddler - with Dave MacIsaac on guitar
Filmed by sam Ruest in Cape Breton Oct. 2006 at the Red Shoe Pub.
John Morris Rankin & Howie MacDonald - 1986 Mabou Ceilidh
John Morris Rankin and Howie MacDonald play a set of tunes at the annual Mabou Ceilidh Days Concert ( July 1986 ) ~
Ceilidh / Square Dance
The more common term for a gathering of dance was ‘Square Dance’ rather than ‘Ceilidh’. Some of our regular places of stepping included "lunch served after 12", but never mentioning them meant midnight. ‘Ceilidh’ is a little uppity in some respects, the ‘Scot-o-philes’ who can take it all a bit too seriously, and often forget the ‘other’ influences that made Cape Breton music and dance what it is. And yes, Cape Breton too has damp and dark places and issues, without any doubt. - There too are worms and wood rot. :-D
“Howie MacDonald: The Ceilidh Trail” ~ & the friends
Howie MacDonald ~ fiddle & keyboard
Dougie MacDonald ~ fiddle (twin fiddles, live cuts with Howie)
John Morris Rankin ~ piano, guitar, bass guitar (track 6)
Tracey Dares ~ piano (live cuts)
Sandy MacDonald ~ guitar
Paul MacDonald ~ guitar (live cuts)
Jimmy Rankin ~ percussion (track 9)
Barry Keanne ~ percussion
‘Live Cuts’ - Live Square Set / Dance
Tracks 15 - 21
Track 7, second tune: Bag o’ Gight?
Surely better known as The Bog o’ Gight.
Maybe it’s a Howie joke.
Thanks Donald, yes, it is Howie’s little joke… Rather than change it I’ll add it to the alternate titles. I usually try to come back and check for corrections after just adding things as they are listed on the recordings.
Much appreciate… ;-)
Hey, it doesn’t seem to be in the database!?
No, it is indeed not in the database.
I note, incidentally, that Alan Snyder lists the tune under the title Bag o’ Gight even though all other Cape Breton releases list it as Bog.