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Burns Centennial Festival 1859 - Songs, Tunes Speakers

This amazing document from Toronto, is a broadside advertising a Burns Supper at St. Lawrence Hall in 1859. That year was the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The original is in the Toronto Public reference Library. Check the "eve o...

Buttrey Manuscript Page Scans

For those who want the fun of trying to decipher some of these tunes on their own. These are a few random pages from the John Buttrey Manuscript. There are usually 3-4 tunes on each page. In the early 1980s I made photocopies of parts of the Buttrey Manus...

Carluke Band Circa 1890

Carluke Band - Carluke is in the Hamilton area. Here's what brass band veteran Rodney Frost has to say about the line up: "This is a brass band and to get the brass band sound this looks like the minimum line up to get that. From the right hand of the ...

Catalogue R.S.Williams - 1925

What Could You Buy in Ontario in 1925? R.S. Williams Musical Instruments was a Canadian manufacturer and sales outlet for all kinds of instruments. They made their own pump organs, banjos pianos and mandolins, but also sold good quality instruments from o...

Circus In Perth

An Ad for a travelling circus from the Perth Courier. July 13, 1837

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