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X:1 % T:Reel Saint-Michel M:C| L:1/8 K:G Bddg edgd|Bdde dBGA|Bddg edgd|BdA>d BG~G2|...



REEL SAINT-MICHEL. French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Joyal's source, Edouard Giroux, was a Québec fiddler who played in an Irish style and whose playing reflected a nineteenth century repertoire since he was born in 1865. He recorded this piece (which plays like a fling) on a cylinder disk in 1918. Editor Joyal believes the melody to be Irish in origin and notes a similarity with the reel "Dillon Brown (1)" (parts reversed) printed in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland (1907).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Edouard Giroux [Joyal].

Printed sources : - Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 75 & 118.

Recorded sources: - Gala Records GAL-102, "L'Anche à Deux Cordes" (2006). Jean-Pierre Joyal – "Danses d’ici."



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