Music Cape Breton's Diversity in Unity

Artist Malcolm R. MacLeod

Oran Do Cheap Breatainn was recorded by Malcolm R. MacLeod on a Celtic Label 78rpm which was numbered #023 in that series. It was the flip side of a record which had another popular Gaelic tune entitled O Teannaibh Dluth Is Togaibh Fonn on the opposite side. Celtic Label 78s were recorded in Montreal at this point in time. Malcolm R. also recorded a number of disks on the Victor Label.

He was from Sterling, Cape Breton where the MacLeod family homestead lay near the site of the famous Sterling Mine. For a time, he made his living selling cream separators and tombstones, the latter manufactured by a company which used to advertise in the old Family Herald magazine.

In later life, Malcolm R. moved to Sydney.