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REEL DU GAUCHER (Left-Hander’s Reel). French-Canadian, Reel. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Henri Landry

Source for notated version: fiddler Henri Landry (1923-2001, Pontbriand region, Québec), who learned the reel from an early mentor, an elderly local fiddler of humble means named Thomas «Quêteux» Pomerleau, “kindly, poor and eccentric”—and left-handed! [Hart & Sandell]. Thomas Pomerleau died in 1940 [see other Pomerleau tunes: "Marche de Thomas Pomerleau," "Marche a Quêteux Pomerleau," "Bedeau de l'enfer (Le)"].

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 56, p. 91.

Recorded sources: Philo Records 2002, “Henri Landry” (1973). Lisa Ornstein & Denis Pépin – “Danseries de la Bell Province” (1984). Daniel Roy – “Au tour du flageolet” (1996). André Brunet & Éric Beaudry - "Brunet-Beaudry: B & B" (2006). Laurie Hart & Paul Marchand - "Le Rêve du cordonnier/Cobbler's Dream" (2004).

See also listing at:
See Pascal Gemme's blog entry on "Reel du gaucher" [1]
See Lisa Ornstein's standard notation transcription [2]
See Henri Landry's biography at Centre Mnemo [3]

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