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Dinner Horns

A recording of several 19th century sheet metal "dinner horns" from the collection of Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, played by David Travers-Smith. These were blown at mealtimes on farms to call family and hired hands in from the fields. Most hav...

Dusty Acres Boys (The) - Langton, Ontario 1950s

These photos were kindly provided by Darrin Schott (son of Leigh Schott who was in the band) Glen Meyer (Norfolk County) The Dusty Acres Boys were a young country band made up mostly of brothers and cousins, from the southwestern part of Norfolk County. T...

Early Tune Books - Button and Purday's Country Dances 1808

Selections from an early British tune book that made it's way to Upper Canada. Purday and Button published a great many books of tunes and country dance figures in the early years of the 1800s. They're small and look fairly cheaply produced. The originals...

Early Tune Books - Le Sylphe - 1813

Selections from an early British tune book that made it's way to Upper Canada. Button and Whitaker published a great many books of tunes and country dance figures in the early years of the 1800s. One series was called Le Sylphe. They're small and look ...

Fiddle Tunes of 1867 - Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels Etc.

Here's a nice little musical "Rosetta Stone". This is a list of all the tunes to be found in an influential American Tune Collection of 1867 called "Howe's 1000 Jigs, Reels, Contradances, Strathspeys, Breakdowns, Irish Dances, Scotch Dances and More...". ...

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