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About Allen Ash 1800 - 1889

THE ALLEN ASH MANUSCRIPT Allen Ash – (1800-1889) The Ash family group came to Hamilton Township before the year 1797. They were among the first settlers to take up land in Hamilton Township, to the east of Cobourg. The location of some of their propertie...

About George Wilkins Bennett

The G. W. Bennett Manuscript is part of the collection of the Huronia Museum in Midland. It contains a mix of dance music (British Isles and American) , and hymns arranged for instruments. It appears to have been started when Bennett was still in England ...

About Grenville Hall

GRENVILLE HALL – via Barry Hall (son) Huntsville Ontario b. 1930 d. 2008 About Grenville Hall My folks (my mom Noreen, was the part of the duo – chording on the piano) attended many fiddle music events – mostly in Ontario – especially in the 80’s and 90...

About Jack Hayes- fiddler, caller, composer

John Castex "Jack" Hayes (1912-1993) REMINISCENCE BY IAN BELL I played with Jack Hayes for a number of years in the late 1970s and early '80s. Jack was born in "Cabbagetown" in 1912 and lived in Toronto for most of his life. He died in 1993. I had mo...

About LaRena Clark

About LaRena LeBarr Clark – Ian Bell LaRena Clark was a folksinger in every sense of the word. She absorbed a huge repertoire of traditional and (once) popular songs from her parents and neighbours. She wrote her own songs about the things and places tha...

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