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Inverness Highlanders' Quickstep - Sullivan Ross MS

Sullivan Ross was born on May 9th 1828 at Badninish in Sutherland County, Scotland. In 1838 his family emigrated and settled near Harrington in Oxford County. Sullivan was both a fiddler and a piper, and collected and composed tunes for both instruments. ...

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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