The History of Fiddling in Northern Alberta to 1950

In the 1890s, in addition to learning tunes from local fiddlers, Northern Alberta Fiddlers gained access to tunes published in sheet music in the United States. "After the Ball," played here by Rod's uncle Henry Levang, was the first million-seller for Tin Pan Alley. Sheet music remained an important way to distribute fiddle tunes well into the twentieth century.
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Henry Levang plays the violin with his daughter Helen Mutche...

Henry Levang plays the violin with his daughter Helen Mutcher and Eileen Martin.

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The cover illustration of the sheet music for After the Ball...

The cover illustration of the sheet music for After the Ball

Frank Madsen plays the Don Messer tune The Don Waltz.

Frank Madsen plays the Don Messer tune The Don Waltz.