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X:1 T:Acadian Reel C:Edward P. Arsenault (Wellington, P.E.I., 1938-2014) D:Edward P. Arsenault, https://bowingdownhome.ca/islandora/object/bdh%3A789 D:Bryan Poirier, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ06H5Tc-Zc D:Nathalie Arsenault, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsJn73-aCCE M:2/2 Q:1/2=110 L:1/8 K:Amaj %%alignbars 2 |:af | eece AAce | fece feaf | eece [1,3 feaf | ecAc B2 :|2,4 feaf | ecBc A2:| |:A2 | ABcd e2ea | feaf ecBc | ABcd [1,3 eeea | fecA B2 :|2,4 eeaf | ecBc A2:|



ACADIAN REEL, THE. Canadian, Reel (whole or cut time). Canada, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Edward P. Arsenault, from Wellington, "The Acadian Reel" is now one of the most popular fiddle tunes in Prince County, PEI, and known throughout the island. It has become customary to start the tune in the key of 'D' and then switch to the key of 'A'.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Edward P. Arsenault (1938-2014, Wellington, Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 84.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 7014, Eddy & Peter Arsenault – “Fiddlers of Western Prince Edward Island” (1997. The Eddy Arsenault, of St. Chrysostom, on the record is not the composer, who is a different fiddler with the same name)




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