Monthly Archives: April 2012

Changes to Comments Settings

I have, I hope, disabled the setting requiring approval for comments, as I don’t really think it is necessary and adds a barrier to communication through this site. I didn’t want to have to approve comments but originally I just … Continue reading

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Canadian Folk Songs at Colonel By Day

I am doing a participatory singing and dancing workshop at Colonel By Day! This is a festival celebrating the founder of Ottawa, on August 6, down at the locks near the Bytown Museum. More information to come.

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Hey Arise and Come Along!

I have recently learned another old Canadian folk song, that I stumbled across in a book by Edith Fowke called Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario. I have put the lyrics on the Songs page. I was very pleased to … Continue reading

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New Song: Les Raftsmen

I have just added a new song to the Songs page. Les Raftsmen is a traditional Ottawa Valley song, mostly in French with a few English words here and there. I used to sing along with Rika Ruebsaat who sang … Continue reading

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