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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 [1] (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 [2] (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)."

Joseph Allard in 1927

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 71, p. 49. Cuillerier (Joseph Allard: Cinquante airs traditionnels pour violon), 1992; p. 30. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 19. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 39, p. 30. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 147.

Recorded sources : - Folkways RBF 110, Joseph Allard. Victor 263675-a (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1865-1947), 1930. Voyager VRCD 342, Rodney Miller - "Rodney Miller's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Airs."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear Joseph Allard's 1930 recordings at the Library and Archives of Canada [4] and [5]

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