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Beamsville Banjo Quartet

Banjo Quartet in front of Tallman’s Barber Shop, beamsville. with a bugler. Are they rehearsing for the "Christmas Entertainment" advertised on the poster in the window? The video link below is a tune played on an instrument of a similar vintage (Lyon &am...

Brass Band - Muskoka

Unidentified Band in Muskoka, somewhere. Are the striped-shirted lads in the back a sailor chorus from "HMS Pinafore", or perhaps "Gondoliers"? An interesting collection of brass instruments including an "over-the-shoulder" bass.

Burns Centennial Festival 1859 - Songs, Tunes Speakers

This amazing document from Toronto, is a broadside advertising a Burns Supper at St. Lawrence Hall in 1859. That year was the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The original is in the Toronto Public reference Library. Check the "eve o...

Buttrey Manuscript Page Scans

For those who want the fun of trying to decipher some of these tunes on their own. These are a few random pages from the John Buttrey Manuscript. There are usually 3-4 tunes on each page. In the early 1980s I made photocopies of parts of the Buttrey Manus...

Carluke Band Circa 1890

Carluke Band - Carluke is in the Hamilton area. Here's what brass band veteran Rodney Frost has to say about the line up: "This is a brass band and to get the brass band sound this looks like the minimum line up to get that. From the right hand of the ...

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