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QUADRILLE INDIAN (Quadrille indien). AKA and see "Reel des skieurs," “Indian (The),” "Indian Reel." French Canadian (originally), American; Reel. USA, New England. G Major ('A' part) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Miller & Perron, Page, Songer): AA'BB' (Bégin). The reel was recorded by Quebec fiddler Joseph Allard  (1873–1947) in 1928 in Montreal. It was picked up by American contra dance musicians via Ralph Page  (1903–1985), who used it for his New England dances.
Source for notated version: Jeff “Smokey” McKeen fo the Maine Band The Grey Goose, via Deborah Lindsay (Portland, Oregon) [Songer]; fiddler Dawson Girdwood (Perth, Ottawa Valley, Ontario) [Bégin].
Printed sources: Bégin (Fiddle Music in the Ottawa Valley: Dawson Girdwood), 1985; No. 52, p. 61. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 94, p. 60. Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; pg. 24. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddler's Repertoire), 1983; No. 143 (appears as "Indian Reel"). Page (Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 15 (appears as "Indian Reel"). Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 106 (appears as “The Indian”).
Folkways FG 3531, Jean Carignan "Old Time Fiddle Tunes" (1968).
Folkways FD 6530, Old Grey Goose - "Maine Country Dance Music and Song" (1980).
Fretless 132, "Ron West: Vermont Fiddler."
Victor 263531 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1928).
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Hear Joseph Allard's 1928 recording at the Virtual Gramophone