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Early Tune Books - Le Sylphe - 1813

Selections from an early British tune book that made it's way to Upper Canada. Button and Whitaker published a great many books of tunes and country dance figures in the early years of the 1800s. One series was called Le Sylphe. They're small and look ...

Father O'Flynn - How To Swing A Jig

This 78 by the Cornhuskers is a great example of old-time Ontario style jig playing. Its got a great swing for dancing, and to my ears contains elements of both Scottish and Irish style playing. The swing is coming from both the melody players and the rhy...

Fiddle Tunes of 1867 - Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels Etc.

Here's a nice little musical "Rosetta Stone". This is a list of all the tunes to be found in an influential American Tune Collection of 1867 called "Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels, Contradances, Strathspeys, Breakdowns, Irish Dances, Scotch Dances and More...". ...

Flute Player - JT Woolley, 1912, photograph

This is a picture of JT (James Talmage Dewitt Solon Marcellus) Woolley, shared with us by his great grand-daughter Kristin Vollick. Kristin writes, "I do know there is a story about my great grandfather working nights in the (railway) switch tower in Hag...

Freeman Family Band

A cheery family band from Dundas, Ontario in 1868. I can't recall where this photograph came from. I've had it for a very long time [IB]

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