Subject: Other Music, Dance & Entertainments

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Elfin Waltz & Untitled Polka - Harriston Quadrille Band

The two tunes were written on a loose sheet of manuscript paper that was tucked into Howe's Western Violin School - 2nd Violin from the Harriston tune book collection. Elfin Waltz also appears in Howe's Diamond School For The Violin in the key of G. It se...

Father's A Drunkard and Mother Is Dead - Temperance Song

This cheery item is from The Canadian Musical Fountain & Prohibition Singer: for temperance meetings, Bands of Hope, temperance conventions, social gatherings, home circle, &c. by C. W. Coates - Published 1874

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...

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