Reel des deux Lisas

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REEL DES DEUX LISAS (LE). Frano-American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. An untitled traditional tune, named by Burlington, Vt., French-Canadian style fiddler Louis Beaudoin (1921-1980), in honor of fiddler Lisa Ornstein and his own daughter, also Lisa. Lisa Beaudoin can be heard tap-dancing on Louis's 1973 Philo release.
Louis Beaudoin, 1973 [Photo, Bill Schubart



David Brown points out similarities of "Reel des deux Lisas" to Irish flute player John McKenn's "Ballroom Favourite (1)," the 1st in a medley of two untitled barn dance tunes McKenna recorded in New York in 1934. While similar melodically and harmonically, the tunes are probably not cognate, although it is possible that Beaudoin heard McKenna's recording at some point and absorbed melodic material from it into his musical subconscious.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Songer (The Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015.

Recorded sources : - Gamma GS 256, La Bottine Souriante – “Les Epousailles” (1981). A-L 001, Lisa Ornstein & André Marchand – “One Fine Summer’s Day/Par un beau Samedi d’ été” (2009).

See also listing at :
See Lisa Ornstein's standard notation transcription [1]
Hear Bottine souriante's recording [2]



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