Subject: Reference Material

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How To Square Dance - Book

The No. 1 Book in Jarman Publications' "Cornhusker Series". The copy I have is copyright 1938, but since it's designated as No.1, it presumably originally came out at the same time as my 1936 copy of No. 2 "George Wade's Book of Dance Calls Only". This bo...

Jack Bell - fiddler, Avonbank,

Angus John Franklin Sinclair provided this picture of his great uncle, Jack Bell, and says of him, "Jack, and his 2 brothers Rob and Adam played for barn dances etc in the St Marys area for many years. Jack was the 'ringleader'. I attribute my 'GIVE 'R' a...

James Rainey with guitar 1934

James Rainey with his guitar in Waterford, 1934. Photo courtesy of Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum.

J.B. Butland Music Store - Window Shopping

This 1890 photograph shows the front of a Toronto music store that was located on King Street, between Bay and Jordan streets. If we go window shopping, here's what we find in his display. LEFT HAND WINDOW - (top to bottom) Violins and bows, a five-strin...

John Nagle Manuscript - Ottawa Valley

Tunes found in the John Nagle Manuscript in the National Archives of Canada 1836 John Nagle seems to have been a Gaelic-speaking Scottish settler in the Ottawa Valley. I looked through it in 1983 [IB] There are lots of tunes in this book that 21st centur...

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