Subject: Reference Material

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Harriston Quadrille Band Books

This is a set of tune books I found in a box at a flea market on The Bruce Peninsula (near the village of Mar) They all date to the 1880 and 90s. They seem to go together and two are companion volumes of a tune collection published for different instrumen...

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...

Irene Morrow - Fiddle 1938

Irene Morrow played at dances in Hurkett with her siblings, became a nun in her early 20’s. She devoted her life to teaching music at Marymount College in North Bay, earned an honorary doctorate in music and designed a well regarded piano programme called...

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.

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