the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

world wide traditions

USA and Canada

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Hawaii - Nose Flute
playerplayer uses the left nostril
player This photo of Maui Nei Native Expeditions is courtesy of Tripadvisor
groupsmaller pipes give higher notes: auction 1945
decorated nose flutes holding one nostrilholding one nostril
Native American
plus beaded bandolier - Nez Perce Museum The bone flute was used to discourage evil spirits in ceremonial use. 
A four-hole Eagle bone flute (instead of the typical five-hole flute)
with its high pitch and functionality with one hand, was used for medicinal
healing, “This allowed the healer to have one hand free for passing it ove
r the body of the person being healed,” (source)
ArizonaArizona, playing for Pascola dance

These are the same indigenous people that still live in Mexico who were moved on in mid Victorian times.

Bill Baker paintingNew Mexico, painting by Bill Baker
Bill Baker paintingpainting by Bill Baker
USA literary history

18th century Library of Peter Harrison (1716-17750, archiect, New England 18th century"or have a try at the Pipe and Tabor to be found in a corner of the Library, Testimony of Hermione Cargey, 1785"

'Peter Harrison first American Architect' by Carl Bridenbaugh 1949

1790 'The Rememberancer' in The Colonial Music Institute, Annapolis, Maryland

"To sheep-shear, my boys! pipe and tabor strike up"


“Hark! the sound of the Pipe and tabor evinces the soul of harmony;”

‘An ADDRESS delivered at St. Paul's Church, (by request of the Graduates) at the late Medical
Commencement, being the first under Columbia College.’ by William Pitt Smith

The New York Magazine; or Literary Repository 1794-04: Vol 5 Iss 4

1797 story 'ON THE MISERIES OF WAR.'
The following very affecting history exemplifying one of the countles miseries of war, is extracted from Mrs Robinson's
very interesting well written novel of Anoelinn…

"We were roused by the pipe and tabor, which were carried before the dancing villagers
, "God bless them, said my wife-I do not envy their happines!”

Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Ky. : 1789): 1797-02-01

1797 story 'LETTER XXVII'
“…I could not keep my eyes from gazing on Ophelia, till called by the rustic master of the Revels,
to join the general dance….When the inspiration of the pipe and tabor ceased…”

'A Complete History of Connecticut', 1797 by Trumbull, Benjamin.

1800 essay

“When all mankind revelled in the delights of a kind practical "socialism", and had nothing to do but
tend their flocks and sing their loves, employments which however seem to have been occasionally
varied by dancing to the pipe and tabor...."

‘Royal Dresden Gallery : being a selection of subjects engraved after pictures by the great masters ... with accompanying notices,
consisting of tales, biographies, etc’ by Payne, A. H. (Albert Henry)

1803 humerous rules for dancing 18031803Philadelphia Repository, and Weekly Register 1803-11-19: Vol 3 Iss 47

 (from pamphlet published in Albany, NY, in the state library):

For the Year 1803.
"Now hark! the Banjo, rub a dub,
Like a washer-woman's tub;
And hear the drum, 'tis rolling now,
Row de dow, row de dow.
The pipe and tabor, flute and fife,
Shall wake the dullest soul to life."

a few verses later in the ode:

"The fiddles touch their sweetest strings,
While the ebon lassie sings;
And the pipe and tabor plays,
Brisk and merry rounde lays.
Again the fife and hollow drum
Calls you-come together come,
And sing a little, and laugh a little,
And fiddle a little, and foot it a little,"

Pinkster was a traditional Dutch celebration of the Christian holiday Pentecost and springtime,
and was adopted by early African American communities in New York and New Jersey.
It typically ran from three to six days. The festival remained an important feature of regional
African American life and culture well into the 19th century. (source)

1812 poem 'The Patriotic Diggers' by Samuel Woodward.
Men from all walks of life volunteered to join the army:

"...How they break the soil! Brewers, butchers, bakers
Here the doctors toil, there the undertakers.
     Bright Apollo's sons leave their pipe and tabor
     Mid the roar of guns, join the martial labor...."

1816 novel

“…Mrs. Sudwell, my laundress, had given a dance the night before, to sixteen people of fashion
of her acquaintance, quite in stile….we'd a fddle and a pipe and tabor;…”
‘Uncle Tweazy and his quizzical neighbours: a comi-satiric novel’ ..

1819 story 1819'Miscellaneous Letters & Essays, on Various Subjects' by Thomas Paine

1825 song:

 “I will sing of General Jackson/
Who the foe he has ne’er turned his back on,/
But his soldiers, with all their knapsacks on,/
Did make all de English stray./
He fought them one and all,/
And his courage was not very small,/
For he cut them with his sabre,/
And their backs he did belabour;/
Then we’ll sound the pipe and tabor,/
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!—Hurrah for General Jackson


1830 story 1830New-York Mirror, and Ladies' Literary Gazette 1830-05-01: Vol 7 Iss 43

1831 poem ‘Dancing Gaily’ Music by Davies.

“Sweet the hour, when, freed from labour,
Lads and lasses thus convene,
To the merry pipe and tabour,
Dancing gaily on the green….”

Melodies, duets, trios, songs, and ballads, pastoral, amatory, sentimental, patriotic, religious, and miscellaneous.
Together with metrical epistles, tales and recitations by Woodworth, Samuel

1835 story 1835 Waldie's Select Circulating Library - Volume 6 - Page 419 , Pholidelphia,USA

1837 poem

“Tis sweet to be a shepherd’s boy,
And sweet the shepherd’s labor;
Sweet lambkins’ all his cares employ,
And sweet his pipe and tabor.
How sweet his frugal meal to eat
By sweetly shaded mountain!...”

The Farmers' Cabinet and American Herd-Book : Devoted to Agriculture,
Horticulture, and Rural Economy 1837-01-15: Vol 1 Iss 13


“Even there Genius was happy, and diffused happiness;
at its bidding was heard pipe, tabor, and dulcimer ;
and to its lips " warbling melody" life floated by,
in the midst of all oppression, a not undelightful dream !”

'The Recreations of Christopher North: Pseud.' by John Wilson, page 156

1845 story – rich girl falls in love with a troubadour in France

“…But soon this stillness was broken by the joyous songs of some peasant girls, assembled on the other side
of ‘the stream, who were, immediately after, joined by their favorite swains ; anon the pipe and tabor struck up,
and they fell adancing with all the vivacity characteristic of their nation….”

‘The Rover, a Dollar Weekly Magazine’ 1845-03-22: Vol 5 Iss 1

1847 children's story ‘The Little Marmot’
“…Sometimes the poor little Savoyards come from their native country, bringing Marmots with them, which dance
to the sound of a pipe and tabor, as they have been taught ; and people who are pleased to see it, give the little
boys some money….”

'The Little Basket-Maker: And Other Tales. A Story Book for Holiday Hours' by William G. Wardle, King & Baird

1850’s story for children ‘The Bear’

“Laura saw a man, with a pipe and tabor, on which he was playing to something that was dancing, but what
that was Laura could not tell…. The poor beast was made to move about upon its two hinder-paws, but did
it very awkwardly, and seemed very tired. However, the man began again to play on his pipe and tabor,
and the poor creature kept moving as long as he did so " What can it be, Mary" said Laura again. "It is a Bear, Laura,… the crowd, moved on, Laura saw two or three droll little dogs, curiously dressed up like men and women,
some in scarlet jackets, and others in gay silk petticoats, following the Bear. She had not observed these dogs
before, and pointed: them out to her mamma. The man now again began to play, and made some sign to the dogs,
upon which they also began to jump about on their hinder legs, very much to the amusement of Laura, who laughed
heartily at the comical figures the dogs made in their smart but strange dresses….”

'Sister Mary's stories about animals' : illustrated with pictures by Orr, John William

1851 May Queen 1851Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-room Companion Volume 1 page 1 1853 May Day 1853Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume 6 page 850

1853 poem

“…To it, succeed the’ pipe and tabour,'
The sprightly dance, to manual labour;
And every little Miss shall larn,
To twist her curls, instead of yarn….”

‘The outlines of a speech to be delivered on the hustings at the next general election for the province of Nova-Scotia ‘
by Fessenden, Thomas G. (Thomas Green), 1771-1837


1856 poem ‘The Working Man’
“…Wouldst thou be an idle drone,
Living on another's labor?
Be a giant lazzarone,
Nodding to a pipe and tabor?
Why, thy manly brow would flush,
Not with pleasure, but with loathing,
And thy bronzed cheek would blush,
Red with shame at doing nothing….”

‘Poems’ by Hallock, B.


1858 THE O'LINCOLN FAMILY by Mr. Wilson Flagg

 " A flock of merry singing-birds were sporting in the grove;
Some were warbling cheerily, and some were making love:
There were Bobolincon, Wadolincon, Winterseeble, Conquedle,—
A livelier set was never led by tabor, pipe, or fiddle,—
Crying, “Phew, shew, Wadolincon, see, see, Bobolincon,
Down among the tickletops, hiding in the buttercups!"

The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 12, October, 1858


“While toward some devil's-dance, we crane the neck,
And sigh unshriven;
Or lightly follow where our leaders go
With pipe and tambour"

poem number 124 from  Poems by Frederick Goddard Tuckerman’


"Come, tune up and summon, with pipe and with tabor",  

'The Cheerless Condition of Bachelorship' by George Moses Horton

'What One Finds In The Country' by Henry Abbey (1842 –1911)

“…The clouds were jellied amber;
The crickets in the grass
Blew pipe and hammered tabor,
And laughed to see me pass….”

1860's1860's political cartoon

1870 sermon

“…Toilers of truth are we, -who at our labor
Keep the sharp sword still girded at the thigh,
Needing no summons of the pipe and tabor.
Fighting and building till the end be nigh….”

In ‘A Farewell Sermon Delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan’ by Samuel Willoughby Duffield

'Pipe and tabor' were sometimes used as titles to romantic poetry, tunes and songs: for example in the New York Times
1892, a notice under literary notes: "a volume of poems by W. J. Henderson under the title of
" Pipe and Tabor. ...will soon be published"

1881 The Household Cyclopedia of General Information - a handbook of the practical and domestic arts
of America in Victorian times, regarding sailors:

"... they should be indulged in any innocent amusement that will keep their minds as well as bodies
in a state of pleasant activity, and perhaps none is then more proper than dancing. This makes a fiddle
or a pipe and tabor desirable acquisitions on board of every ship bound on a long voyage."

1883 review ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci.’

“Across from far away, like leaves of autumn, skirred the dappled deer. The music grew, timbrel
and pipe and tabor, as beneath the glances of the moon the little company sped…”

‘Stylus’  Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass.

1886 poem ‘The Joy Bringer’
“…Earth hears not, sees not, feels not of our labor ,
Shuns while we would bestow; —
Yet from it, tuneful as with pipe and tabor,
Blessings glide forth below….”

'The Joy-bringer: Fifty Three Melodies of the One-in-twain'. by Thomas Lake Harris

1888 Australian newspaper article copied from The Chicargo Times:1888Bendigo Advertiser Saturday 14 April 1888 - Page 6
1891 1891American Monthly Review of Reviews Volume 3 page 547
1900 essay:

“…walls being constructed of the stuff that dreams are made of, and its little life is rounded
with a pipe and tabor, two empties and a brass tray….”

The Philistine: A Periodical of Protest 1900-11: Vol 11 Iss 6

1901 Story set in Elizabethan times:

"…I pray you, captain, make no charge against the others. I have charmed them with a flute and tabor…They went,
I think, to speed some friendly Indians on their homeward way. But he is mad with his pipe and tabor,… There,
in the middle of the glade, sat Roger Prat on his tabor, piping for dear life, while Gyll Croyden flashed in and out
amid the shadows in a dance even more fast and furious than the tune. But this was not all; for there, in ludicrous
contrast, stood King Lud, the bear, facing her from across the sward, erect on his hind-legs and curveting clumsily
about. His nose sniffed the air; his fore-paws dangled idly on his shaggy breast; but the bandy hind-legs danced with
an awkward alacrity…Roger Prat, a somewhat sheepish trepidity in his bulging eyes, jumped up from the tabor,
and, thrusting the pipe with an obvious attempt at concealment into his belt, bowed low before them. ''Thus' he
ventured, waving his fat hand at the dark figures on the water's edge — " thus we tame the redskins'…”

'John Vytal : a tale of the lost colony' by Payson, William Farquhar

1901 story set in Elizabethan times:

“…he found in a room filled with tobacco smoke, where a number of suburb rascals and sightseeing rustics
were at the moment watching a fantastic fellow dance to a comrade’s pipe and tabour….”

‘Captain Ravenshaw, or, The maid of Cheapside a romance of Elizabethan London’

1902 hymn

“…Citizens of regions
Past imagining!
What, with pipe and tabor
Dream away the light,
When He bids you labor,
When He tells you, "Fight?'…”

‘The Order for evensong with hymns : for use in the Lady Chapel of S. Mark's Church, Philadelphia’

1906 poem

“…Gray old Earth renews her youth,
Dancing forth to pipe and tabor ;
Every word seems gracious truth,
Every man a kindly neighbor….”

'The electric spirit, and other poems' by Smith, Marion Couthouy

1909 poem ‘Among Mine Own’

“…The many roads that lead away
Stretch far and fair to sea.
On some the pipe and tabor play
And ring with revelry …”

The Hickman Courier: 1909-11-11, Kentucky

1916 play written in North Dakota by 16 students, set in Elizabethan times.
‘The Second Part’
“…The mayor is mounted on his footcloth horse, and is attended by his minstrels,  Piretto Cheverette,
who plays the bagpipes, and Ferrex who plays the pipe and tabor. Following in a dignified manner are
six woodsmen dressed in leather garments and carrying axes….”

'The book of Shakespeare, the Playmaker' by University of North Dakota. Sock and Buskin society;

1920 poem ‘Morgan’ verse XIV

".. Why, Jessie, can't you see the jolly crew
That sweeps about us, swaying to and fro.
With song and jest and laughter ever new,
Embracing, kissing lightly as they go.
Satyr and faun and dryad ? Cannot you
Hear their mad revelry, their pipe and tabor.
Each passing on the frolic to his neighbor ?...”

'A prophet of joy' by Bradford, Gamaliel

1920 'A prophet of joy' by Bradford, Gamaliel

‘Cecilia’ verse XLVI

“…Between them the affair was soon in train
And everybody had his part assigned.
Percival found his friends without much labor,
All eager to respond to pipe and tabor…”.

1922 poem 'A SONG OF AUTUMN'

“Tis old Autumn the musician
Who with pipe and tabor weaves
The sweet music lovers sigh for
In the falling of the leaves….”

'Sierran Pan, and other poems, with a Christmas memory' by Bland, Henry Meade

1925 'New Plays' theatre critique:

“George White’s Scandals. Some like musical comedy hot, some like it bold, some like it well seasoned,
so that they can understand the jokes…. For it is the peculiar genius of Mr. White to make an act out of
an anecdote, to spin an innocent jest with pipe, tabor, scenery, and bring down his curtain on a guffaw…”

Time 1925-07-06: Vol 6 Iss 1 The Weekly News Magazine

1933 poem 1933The Deaf-mutes' Journal Vol. 62 No. 44 (Nov. 2, 1933)
1934 story 1934'The Cross of Peace' by Gibbs, Philip,

1961 lecture

“Program for our March meeting was a special lecture /demonstration by Dr. Howard Brown of the University
of Chicago Music Department, who discussed and demonstrated the cromorne, pipe and tabour, cornetto
and Baroque flute….”

The American Recorder Spring 1961: Vol 2 Iss 2

1972 poem 19721972‘The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay and other poems : Hesperus and other poems and lyrics’ by Sangster, Charles

1994 fantasy story

“…Friday brought the Mayor, who was skilled with pipe and tabor so I could display my trills and taps and on a
Saturday the old priest listened to me read…humming a catchy little tune the mayor had taught me for my pipe….
If there was a fair, a saint's day or a local fiesta, out would come my pipe and tabor and Gill would sing, Growch
would "dance for the lady," answer yes or no and "die for his country." ...A traveling band-bagpipes, two shawm,
a fiddle, trumpet, pipe and tabor and a girl singer with a tambourine performed for the dancers. Round followed
reel and back again…I came upon a late November village wedding-none too soon from the look of the bride's
waistline-and I stuffed myself stupid in return for a handful of coins and a tune or two on my pipe and tabor…”

'Pigs don't Fly' by Mary Brown

2000 historical novel ' Annabelle'

“…The sound of a pipe and tabour and a group of singers and dancers caused a diversion…”

'The Christmas Belles' by Andrew, Sylvia

USA early music

1897 Elizabethan music at Elizabethan Stage Art - review

“The Elizabethan Stage Society of London is devoted to an “educational work,” which seems to be somewhat
whimsical and impractical.  It gives occasional performances of Elizabethan plays…The old English music was
rendered by viol and virginal, pipe and tabor….”

The New York Times 1897-12-11: Vol 47

1937 Wellesley News

“Miss Evelyn K. Wells of the department of English literature
turned back the pages of history to the time of Queen Elizabeth
in a lecture for 101 students…In conclusion Miss Wells played
popular tunes on the pipe and tabor, the instruments of the country people. When she had finished everyone joined in Sellengers Round, an Elizabethan country dance.”

1939 Wellesley News

“Members of the demonstration group of the English Folk Dance Society of Boston will give a performance of traditional English
and American dances…In addition, Miss Evelyn K. Wells
of the English Literature Department will accompany a group
of morris and sword dances with the traditional instruments,
the pipe and tabor, and the recorder.

1943 Elizabethan Evening

“Elizabethan Evening Will Feature Singing,
Dances, Pipe and Tabor
…Plans for this evening, "in the spirit of a party in Elizabethan times," have been made by Miss Wells…closing the evening will be a few tunes on the pipe and tabor by Miss Wells followed by a country dance for the entire audience….”

Wellesley News,  Wellesley College,  Wellesley, Mass

1944 Elizabethan Program Presents Music, Dance, Popular Centuries Ago

"…The tradition was started eight years ago because
the instructors of English had wished for some time
that students would realize how much Elizabethan music
reflected the social life of the times," said Miss Evelyn Wells, director of the program. The first year Miss Wells was the only performer…There will also be some traditional tunes on
pipe and tabor. The program will end with some Country
dances for as many as will."

Wellesley News, v. 53, no. 10 Wellesley College,  Wellesley, Mass

1959 Radcliffe Concert
The New England Consort will give a program of medieval and Renaissance music at the Radcliffe Graduate Center concert Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.
The group includes… pipe and tabor…”

The Christian Science Monitor 1959-02-27: Vol 51 Iss 78

1972 music disc

Gene Murrow from California plays many instruments including the
pipe and tabor with the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra


“…Calliope gave an entertaining and instructive concert which endeared them to their audience….The Italian selections were delightful, exploring the gamut of instrumental combinations from a passionate viol duet to the sound of pipe and-tabor…”

Middlebury Campus 1981-05-01 : Volume LXXV, Issue 21

early musicplayer 20052005 Dick Bagwell and 'His Majestie's Musicians'
20082008 The New York Renaissance Band 20102010 at Pennsic
21st century21st century MusicaAntiqua  
playing for dancing

London: 1624

“... Then Sir Thomas Gates, being desirous for to be revenged upon the Indians at Kekowhatan, did go thither
by water with a certain number of men and among the rest a taborer with him being landed, he caused the
taborer to play and dance thereby to allure the Indians to come unto him, the which prevailed. And then espying
a fitting opportunity fell in upon them, put five to the sword, wounded many others, ...”

A TRUE RELATION of the Proceedings and Occurances of Moment which have happened in Virginia from the Time
Sir Thomas Gates shipwrecked upon the Bermudes anno 1609 until my departure out of the Countrywhich was in anno Domini 1612

18th century dancing: 18th century

Wooden Shoe Dance

"Wooden shoes were worn by the peasantry ….
During the throes of the Jacobite threats in the 1710s,
wooden shoes were used as a literary and visual metaphor
for the poverty and "slavery" to France and Rome that
popular imagination associated with a Catholic succession."

‘Country Dances from Colonial New York’ by Kate Van Winkle Keller
and George A. Fogg, 2000


song for dancing title country dancesong‘Country Dances from Colonial New York’ by Kate Van Winkle Keller
and George A. Fogg, 2000
Victorianplaying for a couple dancing [drum page 4]
early Victorian

1881 The Household Cyclopedia of General Information - a handbook
of the practical and domestic arts of America in Victorian times, regarding sailors:

"... they should be indulged in any innocent amusement that will keep their
minds as well as bodies in a state of pleasant activity, and perhaps none is
then more proper than dancing. This makes a fiddle or a pipe and tabor
desirable acquisitions on board of every ship bound on a long voyage."

1982 1982Southwick Suffield Advertiser 1981-1983 Massachusetts
19621962 Nick playing for dancing,
North Carolina
19771977 Ernie Fischbach
playing in California
instrumentsBrad White 20232023 Brad White
In 1820 at the Peale Museum in Philadelphia, USA, when:
'Signor Helene and his Pandean Band' performed he did play on his 5 different instruments at the same time.
These included the Italian viola, Pandean pipes, Chinese bells, Turkish cymbals, and tenor drum; during
performances he also imitated a mockingbird and a canary with his voice.
'Building Little Italy, Philadelphia's Italians before Mass Migration' by Richard N. page 70, Juliani Pennsylvania State University Press, ISBN: 9780271017327
1890 background music 1890Reports, Constitution, By-laws and List of Members - Page 12 Century Association (New York, N.Y.). 

USA playing for morris dancers
Despite early attempts to use the pipe and tabor player to defeat the Native Americans over land, and some early 20th century
morris sides, the expansion of morris dancing did not occur until the 1970's.

1901 story

“…Would I were a morris-dancer now, with practice of this motion” he thought, as the muscles of his legs
became more and more weary ; and he marvelled understandingly at Will Kempe s famous dance to pipe
and tabor
from London to Norwich….”

‘CHAPTER XX. HOLYDAY S FURTHER ADVENTURES. in Captain Ravenshaw, or, The maid of Cheapside a romance of Elizabethan
London’ by Stephens, Robert Neilson

1968 program on CBS-TV;" The size of the space available limited the dancers to...six morris men and four girls for the country dances. Music was supplied by Fiddle, Accordion and Pipe and Tabor."  

Jessica Murrow played the pipe and tabor for The Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers in New York City, USA, early 21st century. In 1981 she played Oboe, English Horn, Pipes and Tabor in a production of Macbeth on Broadway, USA.

Maggie Erickson also played in the same morris band on the pipe and tabor (1994).

1964 World Fair1964 World Fair 20032003 playing for
morris dancing
Margaret Dale Barrand

Dennis Sherman

20092009 Boston Ale
20092009 Boston Ale
20092009 Jessica Murrow playing for morris dancing,
May Day New York
Roger CartwrightRoger Cartwright, Amherst, Massachusetts, died 2011 20132013 playing for
morris dancing in California
20132013 Ruth Olmsted Albany, New York
20182018 Carla McKenna
20212021 Ron Carnegie Jamestown,Virginia
Dennis SharmanDennis Sharman teaching
20232023 Ellis Montes  

1910's1910's Christmas Card

20th centurylate 20th century  

1812 - patriotic song.

'Hull's Incursion into Canada,'
“Come, tune up and summon, with pipe and with tabor,
Sweet Echo to sound a Salute to Our Neighbour,
Whom Nap, the Destroyer of peace and good Order,
Persuaded to make an Attack on our Border….”


1814 - satire.

“Once more let us summon, with pipe and with tabor,
Sweet Echo, to sound a Salute to our Neighbour,
Whom Nap, the Destroyer of peace and good Order,
Set on to invade our Canadian Border.
Impell'd by the foe to all peace and good Order,
Neighbour Madison rashly invaded our Border….”


JOhn Galt Poem‘The Collected Poems of John Galt,’ 1779-1839, vol II
1888 Ye Greate Arte Fayre Toronto - ‘The Piper ... Mr Stuart Morrison’1888Toronto Daily Mail - Thursday 17 May 1888
1901 poem 1901'The Downing legends, stories in rhyme' by De Forest, John William

1901-1942 Toronto textbook poem:
‘The Procession of the Flowers’ by Sydney Dobell

“…As the happy people come
When the war has roll’d away,
With dance and tabor, pipe and drum,
And all make holiday….”

Folder 143 — Textbooks — Margaret Eaton School Toronto 1901-1942

1968 poem

 “…The lights are dimmed, shocked shades no longer moan,
Stilled the rude roaring of the saxophone;
The song is done, the poet makes his bow,
Then makes an end, cease pipe and tabor now….”

‘Old Times’, January 1968

1972 ‘AN ENTERTAINMENT FOR ELIZABETH being A Most Excellent Princely Maske of the Seven
Motions orTerpsichore Unchain‘d’

MUSICIANS OF THE CONSORT included Shelley Gruskin who played Flute, recorder, crumhorn,
pipe & tabor amongst other instruments.

‘An entertainment for Elizabeth : a Renaissance spectacle with singers, dancers and instrumentalists’by University of Toronto. Faculty of Music

1929 newspaper article 1929The Carbon chronicle (1929-10-10) 19291929 Joan Sharp
19841984 Ontario
Ian Morrison
with Marlboro Men

Canada 21st century21st century Canada

CanadaNorman Stanfield,
British Columbia, Canada

20072007 Orange Peel Morris, Ontario
20232023 Annette Bauer Montreal, Canada      

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