Community Music in Alberta: Some Good School House Stuff!
An album of photographs and musical experiences during the first century of Alberta's history. Explore Alberta's astonishing musical heritage, from brass bands and minstrel shows to Ukrainian folk music and symphonies, from native singers to Wilf Carter.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 176 pages
- Dimensions: 8.3in x 0.4in x 11.0in
Here is an examination of the roots of prairie music that is long overdue . . . music from everywhere on earth, melded and coupled to the vigorous pulse of the Alberta countryside.
-Sid Marty, author of Leaning on the Wind
George Lyon has done a remarkably thorough job of research and approaches his subject with much affection. This is a book many people will enjoy . . . and is an important addition to prairie history and folklore. -Sharon Butala, author of Coyote's Morning Cry
One of the First Orders of the Day
The Pekisko Kids
Tempting as it may be to assumer
Crowsnest Pass Preserved by Gushul
The Voices is the first instrument
Keeping the Traditions Alive
"Band" invariably meant "Brass Band"
Fiddle Contests and Fiddle Culture
Any account of music must consider dancing
Those who provided music for dances were not always paid
Some professional musicians from Alberta?s past
Musical Instruments in Portraiture
Alberta could not avoid the cultural influence
Making Music at Home (and Work)
Country Music Has a presence in Alberta
Music is Essential at Weddings (and Elsewhere)
Native people participate in mainstream culture