Caribbean music is an important component of musical life in Canada on two grounds: firstly, significant numbers of Caribbean peoples have immigrated to Canada, particularly beginning in the 1960s, and have continued the musical traditions of their homelands in the new environment; and secondly as early as the 1920s successive styles of Caribbean-derived music began to form part of the fabric of Euro-American pop music and thus part of the musical experience of many Canadians over the years.
Orchestras Canada/Orchestres Canada (founded and known until 1998 as Association of Canadian Orchestras/Association des orchestres canadiens) is a national service organization that provides support for Canada's professional, semiprofessional, community, chamber and youth orchestras.
Fiddling (also known as Country, Folk, Celtic or Old Time fiddling, Old Time Music, or by cultural or regional names, eg, Scottish, Cape Breton, Ukrainian-Canadian, French-Canadian, Acadian, Newfoundland, Ottawa Valley, Down-East, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, or Métis fiddling, among others).
'The Wreck of the Julie Plante'. A dialect poem subtitled 'A Legend of Lac St. Pierre' by William Henry Drummond, published in his The Habitant and Other Poems in 1897. May Harvey Drummond in her unpublished biography of her husband describes him writing the verse ca1879.
The Canadian Bureau for the Advancement of Music is a national non-profit organization chartered in 1919 to encourage and promote interest in music and music education in Canada, primarily through establishing and developing high school band programs and piano classes in elementary schools.