Reel de St-Patrice

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X:1 T:Reel de St-Patrice T:St. Patrick's Day Reel S:Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Montreal, Que.) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig D:Victor 263921B (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933) F:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/m2/f7/13205.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D|DGB GBd|{ga}g2e dBG|ABc BGD|EFE {EF}E2D| DGB GBd|{ga}g2e dBG|ABc BGD|E2F G2:| |:d-|def {ga}g2e|f2d e^cA|def gag|fed e^cA| def g2e|[M:9/8]f2d efg dBG|GBd {ga}g2e dBG|[M:6/8]ABc BGD|E2F G2:|



REEL DE ST-PATRICE (St. Patrick's Day Reel). AKA and see "St. Patrick's Day." Irish, French-Canadian; Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Reel de St-Patrice" is Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard's (1873–1947) rendition of the widespread Irish jig "St. Patrick's Day." Allard's second strain is irregular, having nine or ten measures instead of eight, and while it can be transcribed entirely in 6/8 time, I believe the two measures of 9/8 time (resulting in a nine-measure second strain) more accurately reflect the flow of the melody.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873–1947), 2018; no. 95, p. 46.

Recorded sources: - Victor 263921B (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1933).



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