En Dro Pitaouer
composed by Alain Leroux (in the 70’s or 80’s presumably)
(written here from memory)
…Alain Leroux of the Montreal based band "ad vielle que pourra"
I heard this on their "New French Folk Music Album" where it is paired with An Dro Evit Jakez. I like the way this tune dips down to the minor 6th (see The Slow Train https://thesession.org/tunes/10098 for similar construction)
Gosh another great one
Thanks for making this available.
I would move bars of 2 quarter notes back. Then the accents are placed better.
Like the tune=)
You might be right ‘member’. Be mindful of the fact that many Breton tunes (as well as Irish) have a well developped off beat feel though. Dancers’ feet rule here! Could anyone with the original tune step in? Any average AnDro dancer could tell us but I’m afraid I’m below average!
In a funny mode
Stuart Morrison’s famous reel: Maggie’s Pancakes is another example of a Bminor tune that uses to great effect the lower minor 6th (low G)
An Dro Pitaouer, X:2
Hmm. Well, having had a listen to the track this is kind of what I heard. Initially I thought there were more parts, but actually now I suspect the fiddle is playing a harmony so that’s how I’ve written it here. But very happy if anyone wants to make any corrections as my ears aren’t what they once were.
Great tune, by the way, well worth learning.