Annotation:Reel de Père Léon

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X:1 T:Père Léon L:1/8 M:C K:G (3DEF|G2 GF GEDC|~B,2 A,CB,G, G,2|B3B cBAG|FGAB A2 (3DEF| G2 GF GEDC|~B,2 A,DB,G, G,2|B3B cBAG|1 FDEF G2:|2 FDEF G2G2|| B3B cBAG|BGBd gd (3BBB|B3B cBAG|FGAB A2 GA|BGBd cBAG| BGBd gd (3BBB|BGBB cBAG|1 FDEF G2 GA:|2 FDEF G4||

REEL DE PÈRE LÉON. AKA “Père Léon.” AKA “Reel à Pierre-Leon.” French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Songer): AB (Silberberg). A reel from the repertoire of La famille Soucy, named for Pierre-Léon Cantin, who played the piece. Guitarist and singer Gilles Cantin, a member of the groups Hommage aux aînés and La Bottine Souriante (from 1977-1981), was his son. La Bottine Souriante recorded it on their 1981 album Les Épousailles.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sande Gillette [Silberberg]; Dave Trop and Ward Beebe (Seattle, Washington) [Songer].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 117. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 159.

Recorded sources : - Gamma GS 256, La Bottine Souriante - “Les Épousailles” (1981). Marimac 9012, Fish Family Dance Band - “Fluke Hits” (1987).

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