Jim Magill was born in Northern Ireland in 1902 and passed in Toronto in 1954. He was a radio fiddler on Toronto’s CFRB between 11946 and 1954. He also played for square dances in Toronto with the Northern Ramblers. Here’s the Calgary Breakdown. And finally,… Read More
John Arcand on fiddle…
I’ve been listening to a lot of Canadian fiddle music, in case you haven’t guessed. Here’s a fantastic fiddler, Patti Kusturok, from her Patti Kusturok’s 365 days of Fiddle playing Calvin Vollrath and Trent Bruner’s Winner in Wintapeg.
Here’s some tunes by Andy DeJarlis, the great Métis fiddler from Manitoba. He was born in 1914 and passed in 1975. DeJarlis was known on Winnipeg Radio for performances with The Red River Mates. Later he lived in Vancouver and in Montreal and performed on… Read More
Here’s another from Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers…
Here’s another Mac Beattie tune, the Lake Dore Waltz. Lake Dore is north of Eganville in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario. Many of Mac Beattie’s tunes were about places and people in the Ottawa Valley.
I’ve been sharing some old Mac Beattie tunes here and they’re so wonderful I’d like to continue for a while. Here’s Madawaska Valley, from 1969.
Here’s another from Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers: The Log Driver’s Song. TIMBER!!!
Here’s Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers… I would have loved to have seen this band live!
Music for a Saturday morning. Here’s Chubby Parker and his Old Time Banjo… Chubby Parker was born in 1876 and passed in 1940. He had an interesting life. He had a degree in electrical engineering, worked for the circus, and along the way became a… Read More