Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

62 entries.

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...

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...

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