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Early Tune Books - Button and Purday's Country Dances 1808

Selections from an early British tune book that made it's way to Upper Canada. Purday and Button published a great many books of tunes and country dance figures in the early years of the 1800s. They're small and look fairly cheaply produced. The originals...

Early Tune Books - Le Sylphe - 1813

Selections from an early British tune book that made it's way to Upper Canada. Button and Whitaker published a great many books of tunes and country dance figures in the early years of the 1800s. One series was called Le Sylphe. They're small and look ...

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...". ...

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