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JACQUES CARTIER (Reel Jacques-Cartier). AKA and see "Glengarry (4)." Canadian (origianlly), New England; Reel. D Major (Messer, Miller & Perron): C Major (Carlin): B Flat Major (Cuillerier). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Carlin and Messer have their coarse and fine ('A' and 'B') parts reversed from each other): AA'BB' (Cuillerier). Jaques Cartier  (1491-1557) was a Breton explorer who mapped the wilds of New France and claimed the territory for France. The reel was recorded in 1930 by fiddler Joseph Allard  (1873-1947), with piano and Jew's harp accompaniment. Victor Records chose to release the same recording under two titles at the same time, "Reel Jacques-Cartier" and "Reel Glengarry (4)."