Dueling Shoes and Fiddles and Step Dancing Contest July 15 1974

Dueling Shoes and Fiddles and Step Dancing Contest July 15 1974


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July 14 1974

Susan Gray Perth–Dale Lowe Carleton Place– Bruce Blair Perth

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Each time I find these I document them as step dancing and fiddling is like brad and butter to Lanark County so I feel I should record them.



Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.





He was a Step Dancing Legend from Up da Line..

Gilles Roy-Step Dancer Extraordinare

Notes of Lanark County Dances and Fiddlers

Good Old Lanark County Music–From the 70s to now

The Musical Talents of Dave Brown

Fiddling in Lanark County by David Ennis

The Dawn Patrol on Local Dance Halls

Dance Hall Days with The Coachmen

Fiddler’s Hill— Where the Green Grass Doesn’t Grow in Lanark

Down At the Twist and Shout–Wave’s Inn

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

Architecture Stories: The Hotel that Stompin’ Tom Connors Saved

All About Lorraine Lemay –Mississippi Hotel

Lanark County Dance Halls 1950s, 60s & 70s


Back to The Future — Twisting Your Dignity Away

The Natives of Carleton Place — Violins and Deer

Fiddler’s Hill— Where the Green Grass Doesn’t Grow in Lanark


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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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