Rev. Raymond MacDonald Collection

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Rev. Raymond MacDonald Collection

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45 cm of textual records and other materials

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Some of the material belonged to Stephen B. MacNeil, piper and was passed to his grandson, the Reverend MacDonald. After MacDonald's death his collection was in the custody of his relative Agnes Lawson and she brought the material to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre.

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Collection consists of bagpipe music books of mainly Scottish and Irish tunes, audio recordings of pipe music, 1 video cassette of pipe music, a small selection of family history notes and 3 photographs of MacDonald's grandfather, piper, Stephen B. MacNeil. Also received was a set of Great Highland bagpipes that once belonged to MacNeil which were put on display in the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre's Tom Rankin Interactive Exhibit Room. Collection consists of four series: recorded music collected, family history notes, music books and sheet music, photographs

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Some material is fragile.

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Donated by Mr. & Mrs Lawson of Halifax in 2005.


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Copyright exists on some items. Permission must be obtained from copyright holders.

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