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Cape Breton Island Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest

by Various Artists

This is part two of a program to preserve, promote and make available the steel, mining and protest songs of the region. It tells stories about the struggles to survive strikes and hard times, the courage of workers wives, the fight by trade unionists....
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1. Steel Worker's Lament (feat. Mike Lelievre & Colin Grant)
Jordan Musycsyn
4:24 $0.99
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2. The Miner's Wife (feat. Colin Grant)
Breagh MacKinnon
3:47 $0.99
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3. Cape Breton Miner and Besco
Mike Lelievre
1:56 $0.99
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4. Daughters Awake
The Yarnells
3:57 $0.99
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5. The Voice of the Worker (feat. Red Mike MacDonald, Breagh MacKinnon, Johnny Hawkins & Joe Waye Jr.)
Richard MacKinnon
2:54 $0.99
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6. Friday Evening (feat. Colin Grant & Shane O'Handley)
Ian MacDougall
3:30 $0.99
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7. An Seann Tigh Sgoil (feat. Richard MacKinnon & Connall MacKinnon)
Chris MacDonald
3:26 $0.99
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8. A Cape Breton Lament (feat. Colin Grant, Richard MacKinnon & Breagh MacKinnon)
Hugh R. MacDonald
3:52 $0.99
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9. Steel Winds / Peter Poirier's Reel (feat. Dwayne Cote & Phillip Williams)
Tom Mills
4:12 $0.99
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10. Stronger Than Steel
Keith Mullins
3:11 $0.99
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11. Down at Sydney Steel
John Campbelljohn
4:56 $0.99
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12. The Wearing of the Red (feat. Melanie Maillet & Steve Melnick)
Leo Feinstein
3:19 $0.99
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13. Whatever It Takes
Ken Chisholm
2:46 $0.99
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14. Arise Ye Nova Scotia Slaves (feat. Bob Stewart)
Nipper MacLeod
3:26 $0.99
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15. Michael's Tune (feat. Jo-Anne Rools, Bill Appleby, Richard Burke, David Burke & Berkley Lamey)
Jerome Aucoin
3:40 $0.99
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16. Stand on the Gaff (feat. John Aylward)
Earnest Laidlaw
4:23 $0.99
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17. Blackhearts of the Company (feat. Phil Sedore & Rebecca Zolkower)
Norma MacDonald
5:15 $0.99
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18. Quaint Harbour (feat. Alicia Penny)
Yvette Rogers
4:37 $0.99
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19. Trampin' Down the Highway (feat. Richard MacKinnon & Mario Colosimo)
Angelo Spinazzola
2:53 $0.99
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20. Doscomocrasy (feat. Steve Wilton)
Alicia Penny
3:11 $0.99
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21. The Ballad of Slim McInnis (feat. Jason Mingo)
Kev Corbett
4:52 $0.99
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Cape Breton Island Songs of Steel, Coal and Protest

This is part two of a program to preserve, promote and make available the steel, mining and protest songs of the region. It tells stories about the struggles to survive strikes and hard times, the courage of workers wives, the fight by trade unionists and the oppression of international company owners.

In 2012, the Centre released the CD “Cape Breton Island Protest Songs, Volume 1” along with an accompanying web site (www.protestsongs.ca). It was also a collaboration between MacKinnon and Cape Breton musicians to record songs that were originally published in Cape Breton newspapers such as the Maritime Labour Herald, The Steelworker and the Steelworker and Miner from the 1920s through to the 1950s. MacKinnon found the words and the musicians created the arrangements and music.

For More information visit www.protestsongs.ca.

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