Reel du lièvre (Le)

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X:1 % T:Reel du lièvre, Le (The Hare Reel) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel O:Québec S:Fiddler Pascal Gemme (of the group Genticorum) K:G |:GB/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ E/E/F/E/|D/G/B/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/F/A/F/ G(3D/E/F/| GB/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/G/B/G/ E/E/F/E/|D/G/B/G/ c/G/B/G/|D/F/A/F/ G(3D/E/F/:| |:g/a/g/e/ dB/d/|gf/g/ a/f/d|g/a/g/e/ dg/d/|c/B/A/c/ B/G/G| g/a/g/e/ dB/d/|gf/g/ a/f/d|g/a/g/e/ dg/d/|c/B/A/F/ G2:|]



REEL DU LIÈVRE (The Hare Reel). French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was popularized via a 1958 recording of Quebec fiddler Aimé Gagnon (1921-1997) who said it was one of the very oldest Quebec tunes, and thought it might have been brought from Paris by immigrants in the 18th century. Gagnon made no solo studio album recordings himself, but was recorded as part of other groups and ensembles. Part of the tune is similar to the first strain of Omer Marcoux's "Haytime." “Reel du lièvre” is sometime played without repeats, or AB.
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Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Lisa Ornstein (Maine) [Songer].

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 125.

Recorded sources: - ARL 7476, Andre & Regean Brunet - “Les Porteurs de Tradition.” "Le Rêve Du Diable" (2013). Great Meadow Music, Swallowtail - "After the Dance" (1999). RCA Victor CGP-139, Aimé Gagnon - "Acadie et Québec" (1958. Various artists). TCD Records, Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton - "The Magic Paintbrush" (2010).

See also listing at:
See standard notation transcription sourced to Aimé Gagnon/Richard Forest at Wordpress.com [1]
See Germain Leduc's standard notation transcription [2] and his learning mp3 [3]



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