Grandpa's Reel (2)

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GRANDPA'S REEL. AKA and see "Reel à Pépé (2)," "Reel du Granpère." French-Canadian (originally), American; Reel. USA, New York State. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips): AA'BB' (Bohrer/Kibler). Fiddler Chad Miller reports this was an older tune in the repertoire of his mentor, Winifred "Murph" Baker of Champion, New York. It is a common tune in Québec tradition (see alternate titles).

Source for notated version: Vic Kibler('s family) - "All my uncles played it, no one out of the family played it" [Bohrer/Kibler, Phillips].

Printed sources: Bohrer (Vic Kibler: Adirondack Fiddler), 1992; No. 25, p. 25. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 101.

Recorded sources: Sampler 8914, Vic Kibler - "Adirondack Fiddler" (1989).

See also listing at:
music notation available at "'W' is for the Woods" [1]
Hear Vic Kibler play the tune [2]




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