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About Podcasting

Podcasting is a method of distributing audio files via the Internet. It allows users to subscribe to a variety of audio channels for listening on mobile devices or personal computers. Listeners may subscribe to channels using software that periodically checks for and downloads new content automatically. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts.

Getting Started

In order to subscribe to Library and Archives Canada podcasts, download iTunes (Mac or PC) for free at www.apple.com/ca/itunes/download/.

Once you have downloaded and installed your software, select a channel from The Virtual Gramophone Gallery of Podcasts (below). Copy the appropriate URL (Web address) into your podcast software to subscribe.

Once you have subscribed to a new channel, you can then select which title you want to listen to. The software will automatically download the content, allowing you to listen to the track on your digital audio player or on a computer with audio-playing software.

For more information on podcasting, please refer to these external websites:
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
CBC Radio
www.cbc.ca/podcasting/

Gallery of Podcasts

Song Title Web address
Winter songs www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4001-e.xml
Romantic music www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4002-e.xml
Irish songs, jigs, reels www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4003-e.xml
Drinking songs www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4004-e.xml
Spring songs www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4005-e.xml
Easter www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4006-e.xml
Mothers' Day www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4007-e.xml
La Bolduc www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4008-e.xml
The music scene in Quebec, 1915-1920 www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4009-e.xml
History of opera performance in Canada www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4010-e.xml
Anthems and patriotic songs www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4011-e.xml
Songs from France www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4012-e.xml
Chamber music (various ensembles) www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4013-e.xml
Songs of the First World War www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4014-e.xml
Children's music www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4015-e.xml
Christmas www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4016-e.xml
Piano parlour www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4017-e.xml
Salon vocal www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4018-e.xml
Fiddlers www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4019-e.xml
Sacred music www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4020-e.xml
Comedy hour --
English
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4021-e.xml
Comedy hour --
French
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4022-e.xml
International music www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4023-e.xml
Dance music: ballet, ragtime, cha-chas, polkas, folk dances www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4024-e.xml
Dance music: foxtrots www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4025-e.xml
Dance music: waltzes www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4026-e.xml
Memorable selections www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4027-e.xml
Highland games in music www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4028-e.xml
Lullabies: berceuses www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4029-e.xml
Mozart www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4030-e.xml
Musicals -- musical revue/comedy www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4031-e.xml
Our favourite selections www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4032-e.xml
Marching bands www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4033-e.xml
Duchesne, Tommy www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4034-e.xml
Eckstein, Wille www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4035-e.xml
Fischer, Sarah www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4036-e.xml
Burr, Henry -- Solo and Duets www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4037-e.xml
Burr, Henry -- Trios and Quartets www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4037.1-e.xml
Gauthier, Éva www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4038-e.xml
Macdonough, Harry -- Solo and Duets www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4039-e.xml
Macdonough, Harry -- Quartets www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4039.1-e.xml
Parlow, Kathleen www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4040-e.xml
Saucier, Joseph www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4041-e.xml
Johnson, Edward www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4042-e.xml
Easton, Florence www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4043-e.xml
Saint-Benoit-du-Lac www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f11/028011-4044-e.xml