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ACADIAN REEL, THE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning. AABB. Composed by Edward P. Arsenault, from Wellington, now one of the most popular fiddle tunes in Prince County, PEI, and known throughout the island.

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

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