Subject: Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade

51 entries.

Ice On The Road - Reel

One of Graham Townsend's finest reels. This tune has a lot of torque! Graham Townsend (1942-1998) grew up in East York, Ontario. Among his early influences were Don Messer, Tommy McQueston and Billy Crawford. He performed often with his wife Eleanor. Gr...

Jimmy's Favorite Jig - Jim Magill

A jig by Jim Magill (1902-1954) Jim Magill emigrated from Northern Ireland to Toronto in the 1930s where he performed with his band, the Northern Ramblers, for square dances, and was heard on radio station CFRB. He also made a number of 78s. His most fa...

League and Slashers - Tommy McQueston

Tommy McQueston plays a hard driving Em Irish reel - "The League and Slashers" - or maybe it's "The Legan Slashers". The title appears in 19th century published sources as "League and Slashers" (Ryans and others) An Irish Manuscript source says "Legan". ...

Lord Alexander's Reel

This reel by Abbie Andrews of Niagara Falls, Ontario became an instant hit when it was recorded by Andrews and was soon covered by Don Messer, Ned Landry and many others. The accordion player in this recording may well be a young Walter Ostanek. There is...

Mac Beattie & The Ottawa Melodiers - Clippings

Clippings from the Ottawa Journal about Mac Beattie and His Ottawa Valley Melodiers. These cover a span of years in the mid-late 20th century. See individual items for dates. From the Canadian Encyclopedia - Mac Beattie Mac (b John) Beattie (b McNab). S...

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