Marcel Martin reel

Also known as Marcelle Martin.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Marcel Martin has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Marcel Martin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
gfed e2Bc-|cBAc B2 ef|gfed e2 cB-|Bdfg a4|
gfed e2Bc-|cBAc B2 ef|gfed e2 cB-|Bdfd e4:|
gfed e2e'2-|e'ed'2 c'3d'|b3d' c'2c'e|gegb f4|
gfed e2e'2-|e'ed'2 c'3d'|b4 g3e|fefg e4:|
X: 2
T: Marcel Martin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
ef|:gfed- dec2-|cBAc B2 ef|gfed- decB-|Bdfg a2 gf|
gfed- de c2-|cBAc B2 ef|gfed- decB-|Bdfd e2 ef:|
|:gfed- de e'2-|e'e d'2 c'4|b4 c'4| g2 gb f2 ef|
gfed- de e'2-|e'e d'2 c'4|b4 g3 g|1fedf e2 ef:|2fedf e2||
X: 3
T: Marcel Martin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cBAG A2EF-|FEDF E2 AB|cBAG A2 FE-|EGBc d4|
cBAG A2EF-|FEDF E2 AB|cBAG A2 FE-|EGBG A4:|
cBAG A2a2-|aAg2 f3g|e3g f2fA|cAce B4|
cBAG A2a2-|aAg2 f3g|e4 c3A|BABc A4:|

Five comments

Marcel Martin

I first heard this tune being played by my friend Kendall on PA a couple nights ago, whilst at a great festival session. This tune has almost immediately become my new favorite.

Written by William Welling, whom I’ve not found much info on as of yet, but it’s been recorded by Rodney Miller and Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag among others. I imagine it to be an easy tune to mess up, with those crazy high notes, but it’s just so happy!

Second Setting

Such a happy tune - always makes me smile. This is my attempt at setting out the Fullsceilidh version mentioned by JosephC.

Will Welling is the author

Will (William) Welling is the author of this tune. He is a Connecticut contra dance fiddler and the tune can be found in his 1985 tune book "Fiddler’s Leaves". The tune itself is dated 1978. The name of the tune is "Marcel Martin". (NOT "Marcelle").

-Terry

Prefer it in A myself (maybe because it’s easier… :-D )

Will lives in New York State now

He is from Hartford, CT but now resides in Averill Park (Capital District of New York State) :-) Hi, Will!