Annotation:Reel des Esquimaux (1)

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X:1 T:Reel des esquimaux [1] N:From the repertoire of André Alain M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel K:G S(3DEF|G2 GA G2 DG|[M:6/4]EDCD B,DA,D G,4|[M:C|]G3A BGBd|[M:6/4]cBAG FGAB AcBA| [M:C|]G2 GA G2 DG|[M:6/4]EDCD B,DA,D G,3F-|[M:C|]G3A BGBd|1 cBAG FDEF|1G3G G2 :|2[M:6/4]cBAG FDEF G3G|| |:[M:C|]G2Bc d2 ef|g2 fa gedc|BGBd cBAG|FGAB AcBA| G2 Bc d2 ef|g2 fa gedc|BGBd cBAG|1 FDEF G3G:|2 [M:6/4]FDEF G3G G2S||

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).

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

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