Subject: Other Music & Dance

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How To Square Dance - Book

The No. 1 Book in Jarman Publications' "Cornhusker Series". The copy I have is copyright 1938, but since it's designated as No.1, it presumably originally came out at the same time as my 1936 copy of No. 2 "George Wade's Book of Dance Calls Only". This bo...

Japanese Quadrilles - Harriston Quadrille Band

Four pages of manuscript that fell out of a late-19th century printed tune book which seems to have belonged to a musician from Harriston, Ontario. I found these books in a flea market in Mar on the Bruce Peninsula. They were part of a matched set of tune...

J.B. Butland Music Store - Window Shopping

This 1890 photograph shows the front of a Toronto music store that was located on King Street, between Bay and Jordan streets. If we go window shopping, here's what we find in his display. LEFT HAND WINDOW - (top to bottom) Violins and bows, a five-strin...

Jersey (The)

An Ontario couple dance. I can find no reference to the history of this dance anywhere.

Jessie Polka (The)

The Jessie Polka is an "old-time" couple dance once popular at Ontario square dances. It became part of the repertoire in the 1940s and has an interesting history. "Jesusita en Chihuahua" began its life as a Mexican polka, written by Quirino Mendoza y C...

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