with Wendy Bergfeldt
Saturday Evenings, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on CBC Radio One.
Your host Wendy Bergfeldt keeps you up-to-date with Cape Breton culture every Saturday evening with Island Echoes, a weekly cultural program.
Categories: Episode Update
Monday April 22, 2013
Listen (runs 31:45)
Wednesday November 28, 2012
While Stuart Cameron (the son of John Allen Cameron) wasn't even born when this all happened, he know how important the album was. That's why he decided to recover it, restore, remaster, and re-release it.
That all came together last week "Here Comes John Allen Cameron" came back to us with a brand new CD and 28pages of liner notes.
To talk about why, we reached Stuart in Toronto.
Listen (runs 11:23)
Thursday June 7, 2012
Listen (runs 40:19)
Saturday May 12, 2012
Today she joins us to talk about songs surrounding Westray Mine.
Listen (runs 17:06)
Monday March 19, 2012
Dr. Ian Brodie presented some of his findings. He has been working on research around the railroad trestle in Sydney River.
The very trestle that has for some time been the subject of debate after years of being painted and repainted by high school students.
tape BRODIE Trestle Traditions 0319.mp3
All this week at Cape Breton University faculty and students will be presenting some of the research they've been working on over the course of the year.....in some cases, the course of their careers!
In fact this morning it was time for several members of the folklore department to talk about their work.
Including Dr Chris MacDonald, he is interested in the piano especially when it's being played along with traditional Cape Breton fiddle music.
tape MacDONALD Piano Accompaniment.mp3
Thursday December 15, 2011
Wendy learns the traditions of Appalachia from two of the world's experts at Celtic Colours 2011.
Monday November 28, 2011
He's a Cape Bretoner, but he's been cut from a plaid of a very different color.
Join Wendy as she explores the hues, pigments and tones of John Campbelljohn.
Tuesday November 15, 2011
Taylor Burton is a 18 year old singer/songwriter from Sydney Nova Scotia. He was the winner of the regional library's songwriters competition, and the 2nd place winner of the Next Big Thing Talent Search back in May of 2010. He recorded his first single "Let's Talk About Now" with ECMA winning engineer Jamie Foulds. The song was chosen as a producers pick on the East Coast Countdown, and appeared on 94.9 The Cape's Best Songs of 2010 List. He is currently working with a small band that features; Fiddler Erica MacNeil, and Percussionist Dylan Krszwda.
On November 15th Taylor is hosting his debut concert to raise funds to produce his first studio album to be released in 2012.
Saturday October 15, 2011
Since the early 1990s, Ashley has made numerous albums which run the gamut from traditional Cape Breton fiddle music, to boundary busting rock'n'roll-styled fiddle arrangements, to fronting a full on rock band as lead singer.
Ashley's career has taken him all over the world. performed at Carnegie Hall six times, opened for Sting at a May Day concert in Rome, Italy and played in Australia, Mexico, China and all over North America and Europe. Aside from countless live performances over the years, Ashley has appeared in several movies, and has had several documentaries made on his life.
Ashley's new album, Crossover, was released earlier this year. During Celtic Colours, Ashley will be performing with piano-player Barbara MacDonald Magone.
Celtic Colours 2011 - Ashley MacIssac.mp3
Saturday September 24, 2011
It's Marc Almon's newest creation and he stopped in to tell us all about it.
Marc Almon for web.mp3