Subject: Grenville Hall Collection

30 entries.

Twentieth Century Drawing Room

From Grenville Hall's book of waltzes. Harvey Edgar "Smiley" Bates (1937-1997) came from Kirkland Lake. Smiley was a country singer and instrumentalist who played guitar, banjo and fiddle (among other things) I once saw him play a fiddle made out of a ba...

Twentieth Century Drawing Room

From the Grenville Hall collection. Smiley Bates (1937-1997) was an old-school country singer and multi-instrumentalist who played all over Ontario for decades. I saw him a few times in the 1970s. He was originally from Kirkland Lake. He was a good flat p...

Ukrainian Wedding March

From the Grenville Hall books. No information on this. A bit of an anomaly, given that all the other tunes are of British Isles or Canadian origin. Below there's a link to a video of the "By Request" Band performing on the Main Stage at the 2013 Dauphin (...

Waltz of Quinn Haven (The)

From the Grenville Hall binder of waltzes. Composed by Don Pettigrew. Date is a guess.

Wilihemine's Rose

From the Grenville Hall binder of waltzes. Don Pettigrew (1939-1999) was born in Caistor Centre in the Niagara Peninsula. As an OPP officer he moved around Ontario a bit. He spent much of time in Eastern Ontario but ended up in Thunder Bay. I don't know ...

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