Levi Beaulieu reel

Also known as Levis Beaulieu, Reel Beaulieu.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Levi Beaulieu has been added to 1 tune set.

Levi Beaulieu has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Levi Beaulieu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:fed|c2A2 AcBA|FBAF E4|BABc dB~B2|ABBA dfed|
c2A2 AcBA|FBAF E4|BABc dBed|c2A2 A:|
|:BBA|a2ab afed|cAce a=gef|~=g2fa ged=c|B=GBd =g2 (3efg|
a3a- afed|cAce a2 e2|efec dBed|c2A2 A:|
X: 2
T: Levi Beaulieu
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ed|:c2B2 AcBA|FBAF E2EA|BABc dBB2|ABcd efed|
c2B2 AcBA|FBAF E2EA|BABc dBB2|Acec [1 Afed:|2 A4||
|:a3b afed|cAce a2ef|g2ga gedB|GGBd g2fg|
a2ab afed|cAce a2ee|efec dcBd|cAAA A2 [1 fg:|2 ed||

Six comments

Lovely Quebecois tune

Can’t believe this one wasn’t already here. A true chestnut. I love the mixolydian groove in the second part.

Any references for this tune? Recordings? Composer?

I think the composer was Levi Beaulieu, lui-meme. It’s now a relatively common contradance tune. I first heard it played by Lisa Ornstein on a recording that’s now out of print. It may have been made popular by the playing of Kerry Elkin. Rodeny Miller and David Surette play a killer version on their CD “New Leaf”.

Re: Reel Beaulieu

Hi this piece use to be played by an accordeonist (melodeon) Levi Beaulieu and i think was first recorded by the great accordeonist Denis Pépin (melodeon) !