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  • Re: Madame Bonaparte

    That make him approximately 36 years old or so at the time of the Betsy and Jerome incident, fully employed on the Headley Estate...and a prime suspect for the tune's composer.

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  • Re: Madame Bonaparte

    I made some inquiries and was informed the tune has historical associations with James Gandsey (1767-1857), piper to the Barons Headley, whose estate was near Killarney.

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  • Re: Reel Traditionelle

    Quebecois fiddler Jules Verret appears to be the source for this tune. It also appears on the recording Quebec Pure Laine (track 14) as Reel traditionnel repertoire Jean-Marie Verret

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  • Re: Reel De Gaspé

    Jean Carignan plays a different tune (also entitled Gaspé reel). He learned from an old Albert Bastarache 78. Check it out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MKH9bHpSI7c

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  • Frank’s, X:8

    This is the English jig version of Frank's Reel as adapted by Eliza Carthy on her Rough Music album under the title "Mr McCusker's English Choice".

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