Reel St-Pierre

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X:1 T:Reel St-Pierre T:Reel du gueux S:Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal, Que.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Victor 263735A (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1931) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/12946.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (3ABc|:d2 fd adfd|cdef gefd|Adfd adfd|cdeg fdec| d2 fd adfd|cdef {ga}gefg|afge fdec|dBAG FDFA:| {B}d2dB {c}BAGF|GBEF GABc|d2 dB {c}BAGF|GBAG FDFA| {B}d2dB {c}BAGF|GBEF GABc|d2 dB {c}BAGF|GBAG FD/D/ [D2A2]||



REEL ST-PIERRE. AKA and see "Reel du gueux." French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947) recorded the reel in October, 1930, for Victor records. It was re-released in 1942 under the title "Reel du gueux." Allard researcher Jean Duval [1] finds the first strain of the reel to be a version of the second strain of the Irish "Molloy's Favourite (1)," while the second strain is shared with that of "Jenny's Chickens." The first strain of "Reel St-Pierre" is also cognate with an untitled reel in Cumbrian musician John Rook's 1840 music manuscript collection (see "Reel (14)").

Duval believes Allard resided for several years in Ville St-Pierre, a municipality on the west side of Montreal Island; alternatively, he may have know someone with the surname St-Pierre.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 53, p. 27.

Recorded sources: - Victor 263735A (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1930 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]



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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard, 2018, p. 73 [2].