Short Films or Special Video Clips
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- Sailing the Rough Bounds
- The Rough Bounds is a remote and sparsely populated part of the Highlands, a dramatic, lonely region of mountains and a rocky, indented coast with great views of Skye, Mull, Eigg and other islands. This is also a region closely associated with Cape Breton & Eastern Nova Scotia. Come for a sail with our Highland Scottish captain, Dr. Angus MacDonald, a world class piper, and his first mate, Cape Bretoner Dan MacInnes, a retired sociologist, as they explore the landscape, the history of the area and the strong connections to Nova Scotia.
- It’s a region geographically and spiritually apart from the rest of Scotland.
- Finbar Furey, not very seriously explains the Irish Pipes a well known multitalented musician, especially on the Irish Uilleann pipes, with a great sense of humour. This is an excerpt from a performance from the late 1980’s where he humourously explains how the Irish pipes work as compared to the Scottish bagpipes. A shorter version appears in my film
- The Pipes the Pipes are Calling
The Beaver Man – Pomquet NS A heart warming look at a fascinating character and how he overcame obstacles in his youth to become one of the last professional trappers in Nova Scotia- beavers, wildcats, coyotes, etc. When a LA producer saw this film, his team came East and did a ten part reality TV series on Charlie (The Beaver Brothers). However, unlike the TV show, this film is really reality.
- https://vimeo.com/151464351 Noel Un-Corked is a 20 minute trip to Cork, Ireland, to find the answer to a family mystery about my father Patrick Noel Murphy, a psychiatrist who left Ireland to settle in Nova Scotia in the 1950’s.
- Ashley MacIsaac- a very mature set of traditional tunes by the then 15 year old Cape Breton fiddler. We happened to be filming the Concert Under the Stars at the Antigonish Highland Games when this kid came out and blew us away…it was the first time I’d ever heard of Ashley but not the last……
https://vimeo.com/244164639 P. Sainath – Rural India Onlin
An profile of a inspirational Indian journalist who was a special guest of the Cody International Institute and his online project dedicated to saving rural life and their rich cultural traditions.
https://vimeo.com/369753644 Lobster Fishing Arisaig NS
- A day in the life of a lobster fisherman in Arisaig Nova Scotia and much more
https://vimeo.com/196029812Martha’s Garden 13.5 min.
For more than 100 years, the Sisters of St. Martha, a remarkable group of down-to-earth nuns based in Antigonish, have created an amazing legacy in eastern Nova Scotia and right across the country. As a congregation, the Marthas have always been involved with social justice and environmental issues. This is a look at the Marthas and their innovative project for young market gardeners called The Bethany Garden Apprenticeship Program.
https://vimeo.com/235733811 A Story by Stan Chapman
Well known fiddler and fiddle teacher Stan Chapman told this amusing story while on a trip to the Magdalene Islands. It happened at an international fiddle workshop in California (which included a fiddler from the Magdalenes) during a discussion about the different styles of Celtic music.
https://vimeo.com/user46358245 Brenda’s Christmas Pudding
How to make the classic Christmas Pudding from the old country by my dear old mother
- shttps://vimeo.com/270158117Saving the Saints
This video is about the restoration of paintings of the saints at St.Ninians Cathedral, Antigonish, done by one of Canada most famous artists, Osias Leduc. (Quebec’s Michelangelo) This short video was part of a fundraising campaign to save these wonderful works of art.
https://vimeo.com/312186020 It’s TOO Big – Biomass
The controversial Biomass plant Port Hastings Nova Scotia- another Nova Scotia forestry disaster.
- https://vimeo.com/369994720Old New Scotland
- Artist Anna Syperek slide show of Landscape paintings of rural Eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island are set to traditional music and create an emotional feel for the land created by the early Highland settlement to this part of the world.