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Abbie's Favourite Jig

A tune by Abbie Andrews, leader of the "Canadian Ranch Boys". The Ranch Boys were a dance band from the Niagara Peninsula which included Andrews on fiddle and a teenaged Walter Ostenek on accordion. They released a number of 78s. The recording linked belo...

About George Wilkins Bennett

The G. W. Bennett Manuscript is part of the collection of the Huronia Museum in Midland. It contains a mix of dance music (British Isles and American) , and hymns arranged for instruments. It appears to have been started when Bennett was still in England ...

About Jack Hayes

John Castex "Jack" Hayes (1912-1993) Jack Hayes was a Toronto square dance caller, fiddler and composer of tunes. I played guitar for him as dances and at square dance classes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time he was known for a somewhat "g...

Accordion & Bongos

This fell out of a book at the charity bookstore in Waterford Ontario. You can make up your own narrative. If the tape recorder on the table was turned on there's clearly another record of this event somewhere.

Accordion Player on Crop Sprayer - Norfolk County

A woman playing an ornate accordion while perched atop a horse-drawn Massey Harris crop sprayer on a tobacco farm. Probably near Delhi, Norfolk County. Originally collected by Mike Lipowski for the Delhi Museum. (Hmmm - more information on the crop spraye...

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