Gatineau Reel

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GATINEAU REEL. AKA - "Gatineau's Reel." Canadian, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Peter Dawson, born in British Columbia into a family of fiddlers (his father and grandfather played). Dawson toured both Canada and the United States in the 1940's and 1950's, and settled in Ottawa in the 1960's, where he ran a violin shop.

Source for notated version: Ben Guillemette (Sanford, Me) [Hinds]; Don Roy [Phillips].

Printed sources: Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 16. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 95.

Recorded sources: Henry Landry - "Fiddler from the Eastern Townships" (1996). Tara Lynn Touesnard - "Bowing the Strings" (1992). Voyager CD 370 Frank Ferrel - "Classic Down East Fiddle Music".




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