Annotation:Sam Cormier Reel

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X: 1 T:Sam Cormier Reel M:2/4 L:1/16 C:Denis Lanctót R:Reel F: F:Posted to Irtrad, 2005-06-11 15:01:04 UT K:E GF|E2B,E CEB,E|GBeB AGFG|EG (3GGG Begf|eccB ceBG|! E2B,E CEB,E|GBeB AGFG|EGcG BG (3GGG|FEFG E2:||! a2|:geBA GBeg|fB~B2 fBBa|gfec B2GB|ceBG F2 Fa|! geBA GBeg|fB~B2 fBBg|agfe f2ec|1Bcef geea:|2Bcef geeF||!

SAM CORMIER REEL. Canadian, Reel (2/4 time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. The tune was composed by Ottawa fiddler Denis Lanctot (originally from Quebec), in honor of Cape Breton fiddler Sam Cormier. The tune was picked up by visiting Irish fiddler Brid Harper (originally from Castlefin, Donegal, removed to County Tyrone) sometime in the 1980's, and was played in concert by her in a medley of tunes that she had no titles for, although she did credit Lanctot as the composer. Imitators of her version then applied her name to it, and it is also known as "Brid Harper's (4)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Whitcomb (Canadian Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1990; p. 184.

Recorded sources : - Denis Lanctót - "Papineauville Quebec" (1983).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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