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The speaker was assisted by Miss Mary Frances James, Soprano; Mr. Herbert Hewitson, Tenor; and Mr. Harold Eustace Key, Pianist. Mr. Hewitson begins with a solo. A discussion of folksong. Folk music in Toronto, with examples. Folktunes which familiar to the audience. Hymns that are folktunes, with illustrative examples. The current great revival of interest in folkmusic in England, and of English country dances. French Canadian folkmusic. The recognition of folkmusic which will do much to assimilate and create mutual confidence between the various racial groups composing the Canadian people, with illustration. Folkmusic brought to Canada by various peoples. The benefits of welcoming and fostering the artistic instincts of New Canadians. The address concludes with the performance of several folksongs.