Reel du Parc (1)

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REEL DU PARC [1] (The Park’s Reel). French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The 'A' part of the tune is shared with an untitled hornpipe in Kerr's Merry Melodies for the Violin (vol. 1, c. 1880's, p. 44). The reel was recorded twice by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard; first in 1930 under his own name, and again in 1936 under the pseudonym ‘Maxime Toupin’.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Joyal (Danses d'ici: Musique Traditionnelle du Québec), 1994; pp. 17 & 86.

Recorded sources: Blubird B-4931 (78 RPM), Maxime Toupin (1936). Starr 16215, Les trois copains (appears as "Clog Danse"). Starr 19059, Isidore Soucy (appears as the first part of "Set d'en bas de Quebec"). Victor 263744-A (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1930).

See also listing at:
Hear Jospeh Allard’s 1930 recording at the Public Domain Database [1] and at the Virtual Gramophone [2]
Hear Allard’s 1936 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [3]

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