Gigue irlandaises (1)

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X:1 T:Gigue irlandaises No. 1 N:From the playing of Isidore Soucy (1899-1963, Montreal) N:A medley of reels, versions of "Molly Bawn's (2)," N:"Wild Irishman (2)," and "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)" M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Play ABBBABBB'CDDCDDCDDED'F D:Starr 15220a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1925) D:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/15474.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix P:A Ac{e}a2abaf|[M:3/2]Sgagf ggdg ggdg|[M:C|]eceg a2 ef|gfeB cAA2| ecea abaf|[M:3/2]gagf g2[d2g2] bagf |[M:C|]eaab a2ef|[M:3/2]gfeB cAGA BG A2|| P:B |:e2cA eAcA eAce |[M:C|]d2BG d-BBB|e2 cA eAcA|1,2,EGGB ABcd:|3 EGGB ABcd||"Part A"ea a2 abafS| P:B' - last 'B' part before transition to next tune: e2cA eAcA eAce |[M:C|]d2BG d-BBB|e2 cA eAcA|BAGB A2A2|| P:C a2 af d2[d2f2]|Sfd[d2f2] eceg|fgaf d2[df]d |edce d2eg| fgfd [df]d|fd[d2f2] eceg|fgaf d2[df]d |edce d2eg|| P:D |:fedB AG[GB]G|AG[GB]G A2eg|fedB AG[GB]G|1Adce d2eg:|2Adce d2eg||"To 'C' part"fgaf d2[df]dS| P:E de|fdAF DFAF|DGBG A2de|fdAF DFAF|DGBG Adce d2eg|| P:D' fedB AG[GB]G|AGG[GB] A2de|fedB AG[GB]G|[M:3/2]AGG[GB] Adce d2dB|| P:F [M:2/4]GGBd |:[M:C|]g2fg ecAF|[M:3/2]AFAA DFAA DGBG|[M:C|] DGGG G2 Bd| [M:3/2]g2 fg ecAF G2 Bd |[M:C|]g2fg ecAF|[M:3/2]DFAF DFAA DGBG|[M:C|]DGGG G2Bd:||



GIGUE IRLANDAISES [1]. AKA - "Gigue irlandaises No. 1." French-Canadian, Reel (cut and 3/2 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). . "Gigue irlandaises No. 1" and "Gigue irlandaises No. 2" were the first two tunes ever recorded by prolific Montreal fiddle-master and recording artist Isidore Soucy (1899-1963). The definitive Soucy researcher Jean Duval finds Soucy's tune to be a medley consisting of versions of three Irish reels: "Molly Bawn's (2)/Molly Bán (3)," "Wild Irishman (2)/Flowing Bowl (1) (The)", and "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)"[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962), 2017; No. 1, p. 2.

Recorded sources: -Starr 15220a (78 RPM), Isidore Soucy (1925).

See also listing at:
Hear Isidore Soucy's 1925 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]


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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Isidore Soucy 1899-1962, 2017, p. 194.