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FRENCHIE'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Hinds): AA'BB' (Songer). Composed by Canadian fiddlers Ward Allen and Mel Lavigne, recorded by Allen in 1957. It has been a New England contra dance staple for decades. According to Lavigne's widow, the tune was written by her husband, although popularized by Allen.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Todd Silverstein [Songer].

Printed sources : - Hinds/Hébert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 15. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 81.

Recorded sources : - Banff SBS 5296 (reissued on Canadian Cavalcade CCLP 2010), "Graham Townsend and His Country Fiddle." Folkways 8826, Per's Four--"Jigs and Reels." Rounder 0216, John McCutcheon - "Step by Step" (1986). Front Hall FHR029, The Fourgone Conclusions - "Contra Dance Music of Western Massachusetts."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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