Subject: Other Music, Dance & Entertainments

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Hillcrest Dance Hall Poster - Jack Kingston & Wally Traugott

A poster for a dance (about 1960) at the Hillcrest Dance Hall - near Simcoe Ontario. The show includes fiddler Wally Traugott, the composer of "Snowflake Breakdown". (See tune entry) The headliner is Jack Kingston- October 4, 1925 - May 18, 1996 As a ...

Hills of Albion

This two step is one of Jack Hayes' many compositions. I'm not sure when it was composed - Circa 1970-80? Jack was a dance caller, fiddler and prolific composer who lived in the Toronto area. I have yet for find his actually birth and death dates. I'd gue...


A tune recorded by Abby Andrews and his Ranch Boys in about 1954. There are more details about Abby and the Niagara Falls scene in other entries - see "Lord Alexander's Reel" and "Abby's Favourite Jig". The performance in the Youtube link features some ho...

How To Square Dance - Book

The No. 1 Book in Jarman Publications' "Cornhusker Series". The copy I have is copyright 1938, but since it's designated as No.1, it presumably originally came out at the same time as my 1936 copy of No. 2 "George Wade's Book of Dance Calls Only". This bo...

Inverness Highlanders' Quickstep - Sullivan Ross MS

Sullivan Ross was born on May 9th 1828 at Badninish in Sutherland County, Scotland. In 1838 his family emigrated and settled near Harrington in Oxford County. Sullivan was both a fiddler and a piper, and collected and composed tunes for both instruments. ...

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