Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

62 entries.

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 ...


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...

Ice On The Road - Reel

One of Graham Townsend's finest reels. This tune has a lot of torque! Graham Townsend (1942-1998) grew up in East York, Ontario. Among his early influences were Don Messer, Tommy McQueston and Billy Crawford. He performed often with his wife Eleanor. Gr...

Jimmy's Favorite Jig - Jim Magill

A jig by Jim Magill (1902-1954) Jim Magill emigrated from Northern Ireland to Toronto in the 1930s where he performed with his band, the Northern Ramblers, for square dances, and was heard on radio station CFRB. He also made a number of 78s. His most fa...

League and Slashers - Tommy McQueston

Tommy McQueston plays a hard driving Em Irish reel - "The League and Slashers" - or maybe it's "The Legan Slashers". The title appears in 19th century published sources as "League and Slashers" (Ryans and others) An Irish Manuscript source says "Legan". ...

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