Reel de Mattawa

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REEL DE MATTAWA. AKA - “Mattawa.” French-Canadian, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was composed by Canadian fiddler Richard Forest in 1979 and named for Mattawa, a small city in eastern Ontario in the Ottawa Valley. It has become popular and has transcended regional boundaries, and can be heard in sessions in several genres, notably those with contra dance musicians.

Source for notated version: fiddle and tenor banjo player Charli Meacham (Juneau, Alaska) [Songer].

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 132.

Recorded sources: Great Meadow CD 2007, Mary Cay Brass and Friends – “Green Mountain.” Gtree Records, Greenwood Tree - "The Cottage Door" (2006). Kerry Elkin et al - “Tradition Today.”

See also listing at:
Hear the Ukulele Orchestra of Taiwan's version on youtube.com [1]




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