Annotation:Reel des habitants

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X:1 T:Reel des habitants S:Joseph Allard M:4/4 L:1/8 Z:Steve Fry from Allard's recording at the Virtual Gramophone. K:Ador |:EAAB AGAB|cded cBc2|EFGA GFGA|\ M:6/4 L:1/8 BcdB cBAG A4| EGAB AGAB cdef|\ M:4/4 L:1/8 gage dB[Gg]B|cBAG A4:| eaab agef|{a}gfga ge/e/ed|eaab agef|{a}gedB cA/A/ A2| eaab agef|gfga gedB|g/a/g/f/ ge dBGB|cBAG A4||

REEL DES HABITANTS. AKA - "Habitants Reel (The)." AKA and see “Tuque rouge (La)." French-Canadian, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB: AABB. The tune was recorded by Montreal fiddler wikipedia:Joseph_Allard_(fiddler) (1865-1947) for Victor, released twice; in 1929 for Victor records, and again in 1936 on Victor's subsidiary label, Bluebird. Another Montreal fiddler, J.O La Madeleine, recorded the reel for the Starr label in 1939. Fiddler Isidore Soucy's "Reel de grand'mère" is a similar tune. Reel des Habitants is an irregular version of the Irish tune "Rainy Day (1) (The)". Allard researcher Jean Duval[1] remarks the second strain of Allard's tune resembles the second strain of the old strathspey "Highlander's Farewell to Ireland (1) (The)," while the general melodic contour also resembles the Irish "Ballydesmond Polka (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 22. Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947), 2018; No. 35, p. 18.

Recorded sources : - Bluebird B-4878-a (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1936). Starr 8911 (78 RPM), J.O. LaMadeleine (1939). Victor 263634 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1929).

See also listing at :
Hear Joseph Allard's 1929 and 1936 recordings at the Virtual Gramophone [1][2]
Hear J.O. LaMadeleine's recording at the Virtual Gramophone [3]
See/hear a tutorial by Courtney Drew at Musique Folklorique du Québec [4]

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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard 1873-1947, 2018, p. 70.