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Jolly Raftsman O (The)

This short song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser by Edith Fowke in the 1950s. Mrs. Fraser lived in Glengarry, in eastern Ontario. In it the raftsman is painted as the object of romance. There is a link below to a recording of Jean Mills ...

Keep A Hammering' - Jackie Washington

In the sound file linked below Jazz and blues singer Jackie Washington (1919-2009) sings two songs from the repertoire of his grandfather, George Washington and his uncle Jack. Jackie and his family lived in Hamilton, Ontario. Jackie's Grandfather came to...

Last Potato (The)

The Last Potato - I copied this parody of Thomas Moore's famous parlour song "The Last Rose of Summer" from the pages of the Cobourg Star. It's cute. The original melody is easy to find online. I've included a four-part arrangement that looks like it's f...

Music Ads - 1863

Advertisements from "The Irish Canadian", Toronto, 1863

Niagara Moon - The Lincoln County Peach Pickers

In about 1995 when The Dawnbreakers (Kate Murphy, Brian Pickell and I) were playing at the Fall Festival in Balls Falls, two older gentlemen came up to tell us how much they had been enjoying our music. They turned out to be Eric Goerz and Johnny Harder ...

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