Saut du lapin (2)
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SAUT DU LAPIN  (The Rabbit’s Leap). AKA and see “Claquese (La),” “Pèteuse (La),” “Reel de Lapin," "West Point Reel." French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Hart & Sandell (2001) identify the tune as from the repertoire of fiddler Lucien Mirandette (1924-1993), from St-Cutbert in the Lanaudière region. He was the uncle of multi-instrumentalist Jean-Claude Mirandette. The leaping rabbit is signified by plucked strings interspersed through the tune.
Source for notated version: the late Manitoba fiddler Andy DeJarlis via Jack O'Connor of the band Yankee Ingenuity [Hebert/Hinds].
Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 62, p. 95. Hinds/Hebert (Grumbling Old Woman), 1981; p. 9.
Recorded sources: Dancecraft DC123321 (Can-Ed Media), Andy DeJarlis.
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See/hear the tune played by Andrea Beaton and Mathieu Gallant on youtube.com