Subject: Other Music, Dance & Entertainments

126 entries.

Black Hawk Waltz

An Ontario couple dance. The tune is Black Hawk Waltz, originally an American piano piece written in 1877 by Mary E. Walsh.

Boring For Oil - "Square" Jim MacDonald

LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED - This is a bawdy song. "Square" Jim MacDonald (1888-1970) was a commercial fisherman in Port Dover, Ontario. This song was recorded at a party in Port Dover in about 1960. It is all double entendres and sexual metaphors in ...

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...

Canada's Defenders - 1885

A patriotic song about the Northwest Rebellion by John Imrie. (1846-1902) Living and working in Toronto, Imrie was a lesser Scottish-Canadian poet and songwriter who had one considerable advantage over his rivals - He had his own printing press! I firs...

Castles In The Air - Irving's Canadian Series of Five Cent Music

A forgotten song from Irving's Five Cent Music Series. It has a strange "putting art in it's proper place" message in the lyrics. This is little like another song from the same era, "The Man Behind The Plough". (also in the ONTRAD library) See link below...

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