Reel des Esquimaux (1)

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REEL DES ESQUIMAUX [1] (Eskimos’ Reel). AKA and see "Reel en Sol d'André Alain (2)," "Reel du Highway." French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. The tune is irregular, alternating between measures of 6/4 and 4/4 in the first part. The second part has a measure of 6/4 at the end of the last turn.
Similar to "Reel des Eskimos" AKA "Reel du Highway" (Bluebird 55-5525 {1954}) recorded by fiddler Isidore Soucy on 78 RPM recordings (see "Reel des Esquimaux (2)").

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler André Alain (1931-2000) of St-Basile-de-Portneuf, near Québec City [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources : - Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir!), 2001; No. 1, p. 42.

Recorded sources: - André Alain: Violoneux de St-Basile-de-Portneuf.” TB-200 CD, Les Têtes de violon - "Les Deux rives/Two Shores" (2009).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune (as "Reel du Highway") played by Isidore Soucy on youtube [1][2]

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