Paul Fackler’s twenty-seven comments

  • Re: Tripping Down The Stairs

    FYI Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes is a reprint of Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883. Cole's was published in 1940 and was named for the publishing company M. M. Cole Publishing Co. of Chicago. more…

  • Re: Le Rossignol

    The links I posted 4 years ago are now defunct. Here is the Laroque recording: more…

  • Re: Le Reel De Bergeville

    Actually the title given by the composer Adélard Thomassin is "Reel de Bergerville." He recorded it at least three times, once with Ensemble Gilbert Trudel in 1968, once on an album called Musique traditionnelle pour la danse, Région de Québec and onc... more…

  • Re: Twin Sisters

    Twin Sisters is the name given to a tune played in Maritimes Canada but it is not this tune. It is in A dorian and is more closely related to A Bag of Spuds or the A dorian version of Pigeon on the Gate. It was recorded on the Party Acadian record as well... more…

  • Re: The Shelburne

    Can be heard here: more…

  • Re: Reel Saint-Antoine

    The link I posted is dead now. The Jos Bouchard version can be heard here: https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f7/14662.mp3 more…

  • Re: Reel En Sol

    Lisa Ornstein identifies this tune as Gigue à Matilda from the repertoire of Joseph “Tido” Beaudry of St-Côme Quebec. See: more…

  • Re: Reel En Sol

    This tune is a bit irregular in the B part but to my ear it is an example of a "brandy", a French-Canadian tune in 3/2. Here's my transcription. more…

  • Re: Reel Traditionelle

    This tune appears on the 2009 album from the Quebec/California band Les Têtes de Violon ‎called "Les deux rives / Two shores" under the name Johnny in the Green. The liner notes say that band member Laura Sadowsky learned it from Jerry Holland. On Jerr... more…

  • Re: Andre Brunet

    The 1st tune that Andre Brunet plays on the youtube video sounds to me like a tune composed by PEI fiddler Eddie Arsenault called Dragger's Reel. Prince Edward Island Wedding is a different tune; check out several versions at https://bowingdownhome.ca/isl... more…