Junction Historical Society has been planning a big Amalgamation Celebration
AMALGAMATION SPECIAL: Favourite Canadian Songs of the Junction
On Friday, May 1, between 6-11pm at Humberside Collegiate Institute, the Junction is reliving one of the best parties in its history with the Amalgamation Celebration, 2009. Join the Junction Historical Society and our sponsors West Toronto Paint and Wallpaper as we count down the greatest Canadian songs of the past hundred years chosen by residents and friends of the Junction. Samantha Martin and the Boom Times Band will perform a set of classic and original Canadian songs as we’ll be playing your choices. Today we begin with ten songs written before the 1950’s and we’re starting way back beyond a hundred years. Pick your fave and help us make up our playlist. The Art of Democracy returns to the Junction!
A Huron Carole (Jean de Brébeuf, 1640)
Un Canadien Errant (Antoine Gérin-Lajoie, 1838)
Red River Valley (Unknown, 1870)
Some of These Days (Shelton Brooks, 1910)
Peg O’ My Heart (Alfred Bryan/Fred Fisher, 1913)
The World Is Waiting for Sunrise (Eugene Lockhart/Ernest Seitz, 1918)
My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby (Wilf Carter, 1933)
Ain’t We Got Fun (Raymond Egan with Gus Khan/Richard Whiting, 1921)
I’ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe, 1939)
Black Fly Song (Wade Hemsworth, 1949)
Do you have a favorite? Write it in as a comment and we will play as many as we can during the evening!
For more on Canadian song visit the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame at cansong.ca
TOMORROW: The 1950’s
We’ll see you on May 1. Bring your dancing shoes!