Québec Reel (1) (The)

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QUÉBEC (REEL), THE. AKA - "Montreal Reel (3)." Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was popularized by 'Down-East' radio and TV fiddler and bandleader Don Messer (1909-1973), who played it in broadcasts in the mid-1940's. The reel was in the repertory of fiddler Erskine Morris (1913-1997), originally from Douglastown, a franco-anglophone community on the tip of the Gaspé peninsula. However, Morris called it "Montreal Reel" on a 1990 cassette home recording.


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Printed sources : - Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 37. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 57, p. 35.

Recorded sources : - Arc A616, Earl Mitten - "Old-Time Dance Party"




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