Annotation:Reel Lasalle

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X:1 T:Reel Lasalle T:Reel de Paddy L:1/8 M:6/8 N:A version of "Mrs. Spens Monroe" D:Bluebird B-4886 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard - Reel Lasalle (1937) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D|[G,2G2]B AGA|Bcd efg|G2B AGA|BGE {F}E2D| DGB AGA|Bcd efg|dcB AGA|1BGG G2:|2 BGG GBd|| ~g3 efg|afd def|{a}gfg efg|afd dBd| g2g aga|bgg bge|dcB AGA|1BGG Ged:|2 BGG G2||

REEL LASALLE. AKA - "Reel de Lasalle," "Reel de Paddy." AKA and see "Mrs. Spens Monroe." Canadian, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This jig, a version of "Mrs. Spens Monroe/Monro," was recorded twice by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard; first, in 1931 as "Reel Lasalle", and again in 1936 as "Reel de Paddy." The former honors Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sier de La Salle [1] (1643-1687), famous as the French explorer of North America's Great Lakes region, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The jig has a Scottish provenance, having been printed by Glasgow musician James Aird in his Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 at the end of the 18th century. Versions of the jig also have currency in Irish traditional music.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard), 2018; No. 106, p. 50.

Recorded sources: - Bluebird B-4886 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1931).

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1931 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [2]

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