Gaspé Reel (1)
X:1 T:Gaspé Reel  M:C| L:1/8 K:D f2ef e2d2|FA FA B2A2|g2fg f2e2|BA Bc B2A2| f2ef e2d2|FA FA B2A2|g2fg f2e2|B2c2d4:| e2f2g3e|f2g2a4|e2f2g2e2|BA Bc B2A2| e2f2g3e|f2g2a4|e2f2gfe2|B2c2d4:||
GASPÉ REEL  (Reel de Gaspé). AKA and see "Apex Reel," "Quadrille du peuple 1ère partie." French-Canadian, Reel; New England, Polka. D Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & A Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Miller & Perron, Sweet, Welling): AA'BB' (Phillips): AABBCCBB (Brody): AA'BB'CA"A"'B"B"' (Begin). Named for Québec's picturesque Gaspé Peninsula, which forms the east bank of the St. Lawrence River as it spills into the Atlantic. The 'C' part is actually a strain of "Money Musk." Louis Beaudoin (Burlington, Vt.) learned the first two parts of the tune from a friend named Joe Danis, but heard the three-part version from Fortuna Vachon (Thetford Mines, Québec). Beaudoin played a the third part to the tune, a strain from the Scottish reel "Money Musk", as in the 1929 recording by fiddler Isidore Soucy and accordion player Donat Lafluer, where "Gaspé" is the first figure of a quadrille under the title "Quadrille du peuple 1ère partie."