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John Nagle Manuscript - Ottawa Valley

Tunes found in the John Nagle Manuscript in the National Archives of Canada 1836 John Nagle seems to have been a Gaelic-speaking Scottish settler in the Ottawa Valley. I looked through it in 1983 [IB] There are lots of tunes in this book that 21st centur...

Just Because

A singing square dance call. The original song was written by the Shelton Bros. in 1929, and recorded that year by Nelstone's Hawaiians. It was a much bigger hit when the Shelton Bros. recorded it themselves in 1933. It was also recorded by Brenda Lee Fra...

Lacrosse Our National Game - Song

The 19th century's answer to Stompin' Tom's "Hockey Song". I found this rousing sports ditty in the Toronto Public Library in the early 1980s, and used to sing it a lot at museum shows with the vocal group, Prof. Chalaupka's Celebrated Singing School. It ...

League and Slashers - Tommy McQueston

Tommy McQueston plays a hard driving Em Irish reel - "The League and Slashers" - or maybe it's "The Legan Slashers". The title appears in 19th century published sources as "League and Slashers" (Ryans and others) An Irish Manuscript source says "Legan". ...

Lenox Gavan and Ottawa Valley Music

An Ottawa Journal article by Taunia Sawchuck about the "Ottawa Valley Sound".

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