COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY.
Ed Carbonell in 1961
An extensive collection of photos of Ottawa Valley
music legends has found a permanent home with Archives Lanark.
The photos come from musician Ed Carbonell, who originally
wanted to have the photos published in a book until he found out the cost. When
he realized this project might run him as much as $25,000 he began searching
for another home.
Carbonell estimates he has more than 1,000 pictures in his
collection. So far he has donated a couple of hundred to the archives.
He said he photographed 90 per cent of the pictures and the
others came to him through family and friends.
The earliest photos come from the 1930s. The collection
largely celebrates Renfrew
County fiddlers, step
dancers and country music singers.
On April 17 at Ferguson’s
Falls Community Hall in Perth
from 1 to 4 p.m. the pictures will be on display for the public.
“Anybody that’s lived in this area will have a real trip
down memory because they will recognize so many people,” said archives
volunteer Marilyn Sneddon.
Some of these familiar faces includes the likes of Mac
Beattie, Ward Allen