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Community Music in Alberta: Some Good School House Stuff!

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George W. Lyon
978-1-55238-314-8 (Institutional PDF)
$29.95 CAD / $34.95 USD
176 pages
304 b&w photos, index
June 1999


About the Book: 

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.

About the Author(s): 

George W. Lyon has been researching Alberta vernacular culture since 1984. In 1991, he co-edited, with Sid Holt of Gleichen, Alberta, an anthology of Alberta folk and popular poetry, titled A Toast to Baldy Red. Lyon teaches English at Mount Royal College in Calgary and makes music on a variety of instruments.