West Point Reel
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WEST POINT REEL. AKA - "Québec Reel (2) (The)." AKA and see "Saut du lapin (2)." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A popular Prince County, PEI, reel. There is a coastal village named West Point in the southwestern part of the county. It is sometimes called "Québec Reel," indicating its origins, and is a version of the Québécois tune "Reel de Lapin" (Rabbit Reel) AKA "Saut du lapin (2).
Source for notated version: Joseph Doucette (b. 1910, Deblois Road, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 46.
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Hear PEI versions at the Bowing Down Home site