Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

61 entries.

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...

Angus Campbell

A reel that has long been a staple of the Ontario repertoire. It was written by Scottish composer and fiddle virtuoso J. Scott Skinner (1842-1927) Skinner also recycled this melody into his strathspey "The Laird of Drumblair". There's a link to a perform...

Back To The Sugar Camp - Ward Allen

Ward Allen's "follow up" to his big hit Maple Sugar". You've got to admit, it's got a lot of the same elements. Still a pretty good tune.

Back Up And Push - Ward Allen

This is Ward Allen's "Back Up and Push" (NOT the American double-shuffle tune of the same name) The tune was the B-Side of Ward Allen's hit "Maple Sugar". Ward Allen was born in Kirkton, Ontario, near London in 1924. He died in 1965.

Big John McNeil

A Scottish barn-burner that has been a standard in Ontario for decades. It is attributed to Scottish fiddler Peter Milne (1824-1908) A recording of the tune by Don Messer in the 1940s made it popular across Canada.

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