Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

51 entries.

Cross Country Waltz

An old-time waltz and couple dance. Date is a guess

Devil's Dream - George Wade & His Cornhuskers

A 1931 recording of GeorgeWade and His Cornhuskers playing the venerable Scottish reel "Devil's Dream" (aka "Devil Among The Tailors") There are a million different ways to play this tune - and this is one of them. The printed version below - from the Cor...

Fairy Toddler Jig

One of Graham Townsend's most widely played tunes.

Fireman's Reel - George Wade & His Cornhuskers

The Fireman's Reel is a tune that everyone associates with Don Messer, (It became his theme) but George Wade and His Cornhuskers actually recorded it first. It's a lot like "The Cowboy's Reel" and these two tunes both seem to me to be the offspring of the...

Frank Ryan's Hornpipe - Ward Allen

A great B flat hornpipe/reel by Ward Allen. The tune is named for Frank Ryan, who started radio station CFRA in Ottawa in 1945. (I think we can see his initials in the call letters!) He hired Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers to perform on the...

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