Reel des artisans
X:1 T:Reel des artisans N:From the playing of Chevaliers du folklore: Tommy Duchesne (1909-1986) N:(accordion), Tony Ouellette (gtr.), probably Albert Allard (fiddle). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Starr Records (78 RPM), Chevaliers du folklore D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G ((3DEF|G2)BG dBAG|FDAD BDAD|G2 BG dBcd|egfa gedB| GGBG dBAG|FDAD BDAD|G2 BG dBcd|1egfa g2:|2egfa g2g2|| |:gdBd edBd|eaag fdef|gdBd edBd|egfa g2g2| gabg efge|dedc BGBd|efed edBd|1egfa g2g2:|2egfa g2||
REEL DES ARTISANS. Canadian, Reel (cut time). Canada, Quebec. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Reel des artisans" is from the playing of the group Chevaliers du folklore, whose members wereaccordion player Tommy Duchesne (1909-1986), guitaristTony Ouellette and fiddler Albert Allard. Duchesne also had a long solo recording career. The tune has some melodic and harmonic similarities to "Traveller (1) (The)"/"Reel des ouvreirs", but it is a distinctive tune and not a cognate. The reel is not to be confused with Isidore Soucy's "Gigue des artisans" which is a version of "Traveller (1) (The)," albeit a 'crooked' (irregular meter) version in Soucy's style.