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REEL DES VIEUX, LE (Reel of the Old Ones). French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AA'B: AABBB'. A tune in grondeuse tuning, or ADae on the fiddle. The second strain is 'crooked' i.e. having irregular measures. in the ‘B’ part.

Source for notated version: Lisa Ornstein, who had the tune from a 1955 field recording by Mont-Louis, Gaspé, fiddler Firmin Francoeur (born c. 1913) [Remon & Bouchard]; from the repertoire of Firmin Francoeur (b. circa 1913) via La Bottine souriante fiddler Martin Racine [Hart & Sandall]. Francoeur was a musician from Mont-Louis, Gaspésie, recorded in the field by Germain Lemieux in 1955.

Printed sources: Duval (Reel à deux), 2014. Hart & Sandell (Danse ce soir!), 2001; No. 48, p. 82. Remon & Bouchard (Airs Tordus: 25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 2), 1996; No. 20.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 3043, La Bottine souriante – "La traversée de l'Atlantique" (1986). Eric Favreau and Mario Landry – "Reel à deux" (1998).

See also listing at:
See Pascal Gemme's standard notation transcription [1]




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