Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

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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...

Raemona Waltz - Brian Hebert

A beautiful waltz with lovely chord changes, by Ottawa Valley fiddler Brian Hebert (1954 - ) One of the sheet music examples below has the chords as well. The date of the tune is a guess.

Rambler's Hornpipe - Old French

A tune with a murky past, it has been a favourite in Ontario since the mid-late 20th century. According to The Fiddlers' Companion it was first recorded in 1929 under the title “Reel de St-Tite” on a 78 recording by Sotère Mongrain and Ida Mongrain. In t...

Rippling Water Jig

A jig in E and A, of unknown origins, popularized by Don Messer and a staple of the Ontario repertoire. Date is a guess.

Road To Fort Coulonge

A jig by Ottawa Valley fiddler Reg Hill. Fort Coulonge is on the border of Ontario and Quebec in Quebec's Pontiac region.

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