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Subject: On the Farm & In the Bush

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Musicians In Picton, 1914 - Banjo & Fiddles

A photo of the Bertrand family of Picton, including a five-string banjo player and two fiddlers. This Photo was shared with us by Alicia Bertrand. She says: The family photo was taken circa 1914 in Picton, ON based on my estimate of how old my grandfathe...

My Bonny Native Glen

A song that was a longtime standard in Glengarry County, in eastern Ontario. Scottish musical traditions are still very strong in this area. It is sung here by Joseph Chisholm. George Proctor collected both songs and fiddle tunes from Mr. Chisholm in abou...

My Charming Black Lad - 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. ...

Norfolk County Musicians - Nunn Family

Thanks to our friend Tom Nunn for the following photographs. These were all taken in the western part of Norfolk Co., Ontario. between about 1925 and 1960 Tom says, "The picture of our Aunt Gladys and Aunt Dorothy was taken outside of our grandparents' ho...

Plough Boy (The)

This is LaRena's somewhat altered version of the song "The Man Behind The Plough", written in 1882 by American songwriter Thomas Paine Westendorf. It was published in several Canadian sheet music editions and quickly absorbed into the "folk" repertoire he...

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