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Father O'Flynn - How To Swing A Jig

This 78 by the Cornhuskers is a great example of old-time Ontario style jig playing. Its got a great swing for dancing, and to my ears contains elements of both Scottish and Irish style playing. The swing is coming from both the melody players and the rhy...

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...". ...

Flute Player - JT Woolley, 1912, photograph

This is a picture of JT (James Talmage Dewitt Solon Marcellus) Woolley, shared with us by his great grand-daughter Kristin Vollick. Kristin writes, "I do know there is a story about my great grandfather working nights in the (railway) switch tower in Hag...

Freeman Family Band

A cheery family band from Dundas, Ontario in 1868. I can't recall where this photograph came from. I've had it for a very long time [IB]

Gaelic Psalm Singing - Ralph Conner

Ralph Connor's great novel "The Man From Glengarry" was published in 1901. Connor was born in Glengarry County in 1860 and his first hand experiences of life there, dress the story in rich detail. This passage describes the Psalm singing he heard in churc...

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