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J.B. Butland Music Store - Window Shopping

This 1890 photograph shows the front of a Toronto music store that was located on King Street, between Bay and Jordan streets. If we go window shopping, here's what we find in his display. LEFT HAND WINDOW - (top to bottom) Violins and bows, a five-strin...

John Nagle Manuscript - Ottawa Valley

Tunes found in the John Nagle Manuscript in the National Archives of Canada 1836 John Nagle seems to have been a Gaelic-speaking Scottish settler in the Ottawa Valley. I looked through it in 1983 [IB] There are lots of tunes in this book that 21st centur...

Lenox Gavan and Ottawa Valley Music

An Ottawa Journal article by Taunia Sawchuck about the "Ottawa Valley Sound".

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...

Mason's Apron - Square Dance

George Wade calls a square dance to the tune, "The Mason's Apron". George Wade and His Cornhuskers were an important Ontario dance band from the late 1920s into the 1950s. They played a mixture of music for both old-time and "modern" dancing. The books fr...

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