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Fiddle Tunes of 1867 - Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels Etc.

Here's a nice little musical "Rosetta Stone". This is a list of all the tunes to be found in an influential American Tune Collection of 1867 called "Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels, Contradances, Strathspeys, Breakdowns, Irish Dances, Scotch Dances and More...". ...

Freeman Family Band

A cheery family band from Dundas, Ontario in 1868. I can't recall where this photograph came from. I've had it for a very long time [IB]

FUN FOR THE MILLION - Toronto Show 1858

Text transcribed from a poster in the Edward Miller Collection at the Toronto Public Library. This show was at least partly a minstrel show. "Cool" Burgess, who takes a prominent part in this show was a Yorkville (Toronto) entertainer, who became quite f...

Gay Gordons Medley - Tommy McQueston

Tommy McQueston (1902-2002) plays four marches for the couple dance "The Gay Gordons". Tunes are: The Gay Gordons, The Lovet Scouts, Scotland's Farewell To Ireland, Athlone Highlanders. Just before he starts playing Sam McVandal brings him a bottle of be...

George Wade's Book of Square Dance Calls Only

Here are some selections from a slim volume (4.45" X 6.75" - 48 pages) of square dance Calls from George Wade, leader and caller of the famous Cornhuskers dance band. These are just a few of them. Some others are posted as senate entities. The table of co...

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