Reel des chantiers

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REEL DES CHANTIERS (Logging Camps Reel). AKA and see "J.B. Miller's Hornpipe," “Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (2),” "Old Voile," "Reel du chauffeur," “Swinging Around the Circle.” French-Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB (Bégin): AA'BB' (Cuillerier). The reel is derived from the New England tune “Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (2)", named after a famous mid-19th century keyed-bugle virtuoso from Boston, Mass. The tune was recorded twice by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1865-1947); in 1929 under the title "Reel du chauffeur," and again in 1937 as "Reel des chantiers."

Joseph Allard

Source for notated version: fiddler Dawson Girdwood (Perth, Ottawa Valley, Ontario) [Bégin]; fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947, Woodland, Montréal, Québec) [Cuillerier, Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources: Bégin (Fiddle Music in the Ottawa Valley: Dawson Girdwood), 1985; No. 68, p. 78. Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 21. Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 11, p. 45.

Recorded sources: Bluebird B-1108-a (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1937). Philo 2012, "Jean Carignan Rend Hommage a Joseph Allard" (1976). Raynald Ouellet & Daniel Poirier – “Québec pure laine.” Jean-Pierre Joyal – “Danses d’ici.”

See also listing at:
Hear Allard's 1937 Bluebird recording on [1] and at the Virtual Gramophone [2]

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