Reel De Sainte Blandine reel

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X: 1
T: Reel De Sainte Blandine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
C2|:F2 Ac fgfe|dcde fdcA|F2 Ac BAGF|EGGA GGAG|
F2 Ac fgfe|dcde f3 ^c|d2 d^c dBGE|[1FAGE F2C2:|[2FAGE F3a||
|:CFFG AcAF|EFGA BABG|CFFG AcAF|EFGE C2 (3cAF|
CFFG AcAF|EFGA Bz GG|ABcA dBGE|[1 FAGE F3a:|[2 FAGE F2||
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Reel De Sainte Blandine

I transcribed this tune from the playing of Philippe Bruneau on the 1974 LP titled Danses Pour Veillées Canadiennes (Philo label, FI-2006). It is the first tune in a nine tune medley which fills the entire A side of the LP. It is in an unusual key for Québécois music but Bruneau mentions in the liner notes that the medley is played on a three row accordion and I note that he changes keys many times as he goes through the tunes of the medley to keep the music interesting. The B side of the LP is played on the more typical one row accordion.

There is a tune with the same title to be found in the IdentAirs Québécois site, http://www.mustrad.udenap.org/tounes/TQ407_reel_de_ste-blandine.html , but the resemblance is minimal and the Bruneau version is easier on the ear - mine, at least.