Levi Beaulieu reel

Also known as Levis Beaulieu.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Levi Beaulieu has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

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 :|

Four 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".