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MOCCASIN TWO-STEP. AKA - "Mocassin Shuffle." Canadian, Two-Step." Canada, New Brunswick. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. "Moccasin Two-Step" is from the playing of the late Joe Robichaud (d. 1999), a fiddler from northern New Hampshire who learned the tune from a trapper friend (or his father, by another account) who said he acquired it from a Native American (Micmac Indian) musician in New Brunswick. The tune was untitled, so Robichaud invented the name "Moccasin Two-Step" for his version. Joe is related by marriage to the well-known Riendeau family of Berlin, New Hampshire.
New Brunswick fiddler Oscar Robichaud, who is a friend of Joe Robichaud but who is unrelated, plays a similar version (with differences) that he calls "Moccasin Shuffle."
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Rounder Records CD 7016, Robichaud Brothers (Gerry & Bobby) - "Slippery Stick" (1996). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Oscar "Joe" Robichaud (et al) - "The Art of Traditional Fiddle" (2001).