Dionne Reel (The)

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DIONNE REEL. AKA and see "Cinq Jumelles (Les)" (The Five Twin Sisters), "Reel des cinq jumelles Dionne." French-Canadian, Reel. D Major ('A' and 'C' parts), G Major ('B' part) & D Mixolydian ('D' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CCDD'. Although it has been picked up by some Irish traditional musicians this reel was recorded in August, 1934, by Joseph Ovila LaMadeleine (1879-1973), a few months after the births of Dionne quintuplets Emilie, Yvonne, Cecil, Marie, and Annette in Callander, Ontario.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Alewine (Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips), 1987; p. 15.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1051, Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire - "Buttons and Bows" (1984).




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