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Duke Toronto Folk History (53* d) RE: Toronto Folk History 03 Apr 09


I first hit the Toronto folk scene in the late fifties. I spent most of my time between the Village Corner Folk Club and The one on Scollard St. called ??? That's the problem with going back like this, my memory is shot. Balladeer might remember the name. "The Clef Club"? I think that was it. Of course I spent a lot of time visiting all the other clubs depending on who was playing where. I met a lot of performers over the years, balladeer being one of them. A lot have become somewhat famous. Although they may not remember me, I certainly remember them.

When I first went to the VCC it was run by John Morley and Roy Davies who would do an act of Flanders and Swan music. Of course they had the folk singers as well. In the early days, Jim McCarthy, Dave Wiffen, Al Cromwell, Doug Bush, Ian and Sylvia, Claus Van Graft, Dave Campbell, Sharon Troston and many many more.

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