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Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

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Murray River Jig - Graham Townsend

A famous jig by Graham Townsend (1942-1998). Date is a guess.

Norm Graham & His Harvesters

A dance band from The Halton / Milton area. Norm Graham and his Harvesters (1950s) Banjo - Lloyd Speedy, Fiddles - Bill Crawford & Tommy McQueston, Piano - Carm Oliver, Drums - Ray Blades, Back Right - Norm Graham, Square Dance Caller - "Jack" Hay...

Ottawa Valley Stepdancing

Graham Townsend plays for Donnie Gilchrist at the Pembroke Fiddle and Stepdance Competition in 1983. This was apparently the last time they performed together. Link to Video Below.

Parry Sound Reel

A reel by Jim Magill (1902-1954) which was popularized by Don Messer. Jim Magill was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in the early 30s. He played with his own band The Northern Ramblers and with George Wade and His Cornhuskers. Date is when Don...

Queen's Wedding (The) aka Swallowtail Reel

Fiddler Tommy McQueston (1902-2002) always called this tune "The Queen's Wedding". Most folks know it as "The Swallowtail" or "Pride Of The Ball" Tommy was born in Northern Ireland and came to Canada in the early 1920s. He kept playing into the 21st centu...

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