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An Evening of Canadian Folklore

An Evening of Canadian Folklore

By Janice Four files into the first container, I find something fun to work on: a whole album of candid photographs documenting one great event: “FOLKWAYS presents: AN EVENING OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE”, held on Thursday October 25, 1956 at the Salle du Gesu on Bleury. There was singing, fiddling, plucking, harmonica blowing, clapping, dancing, and the finest seats in the house went for $2 apiece. This event exemplifies Gesser’s role in expanding Folkways Records into Canada. It is also notable as an early appearance of [...]