The Muise Family collection (1935-2003) includes recordings of impromptu house sessions of Cape Breton and Irish music, performed by a variety of musicians in the Boston area. Included are informal music gatherings and social events that took place in the Muise home in Dorchester (1951-1965) and Roslindale (1965 and later).
This collection of recordings includes impromptu music sessions that took place in the Muise home in Boston. The recordings document a segment of traditional Cape Breton and Irish music making from circa 1956 through circa 2000. Many of the recordings were made by Johnny and Mary Muise at their home in Dorchester and, later, Roslindale. The collection also includes other recordings from unknown sources. The instrumentation includes fiddle, piano, banjo, and "clappers," as well as singing. Performers include Mary "Gacie" Edmonds Muise on piano, Ron Gonnella on fiddle, Eddie Irwin on piano, Jimmy Kelly on banjo, Sally Kelly on piano, Bill Lamey on fiddle, Betty "Aunt Liz" Maillet on piano, Johnny Muise on "clappers," Johnny Wilmot on fiddle, Janine Randall on piano, and many others.
The collection is arranged in two series: I. Open Reel Tapes; II. Audiocassettes.
The recordings document a segment of traditional Cape Breton and Irish music making from circa 1956 through circa 2000.
6.0 linear feet (7 boxes)
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Accumulated by Muise family; gift of Janine Randall, 2007-2015.