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Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

51 entries.

Frenchie's Reel - Mel Lavigne

A Great Reel by Mel Lavigne. Mel was from Honey Harbour, ON and was the first winner of the open category at the Canadian Open in Shelburne in 1951. It is played in the linked sound file by Shane Cook

Gay Gordons Set - Tommy McQueston

Tommy McQueston's medley for the Gay Gordons dance. Four 2/4 Marches The Gay Gordons, The Lovat Scouts, Scotland's farewell To Ireland, The Athlone Highlanders

Great Eastern (The) Reel

This tune has been a favourite in Ontario for many years. It is named for the ship that laid the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in 1865, and was written by Clem Titus, an American performer of that era. It is also known as the "Silver Spire". There...

Growling Old Man - Grumbling Old Woman

This feral A tune has been around for a long time. It's not in a lot of books, but everybody knows it. There are as many versions of this as there are fiddlers. It's all rhythm and not much melody, but fun to play. I'm not sure about the crusty old guy ...

Hillcrest Dance Hall Poster - Jack Kingston & Wally Traugott

A poster for a dance (about 1960) at the Hillcrest Dance Hall - near Simcoe Ontario. The show includes fiddler Wally Traugott, the composer of "Snowflake Breakdown". (See tune entry) The headliner is Jack Kingston- October 4, 1925 - May 18, 1996 As a ...

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