Reel Des Habitants reel

Also known as La Tuque Rouge.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Reel Des Habitants has been added to 1 tune set.

Reel Des Habitants has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Reel Des Habitants
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAAB AGAB|cded cBc2|EFGA GFGA|BcdB cBAG|
AAA2 EAAB|AGAB cdef|gage dBGB|cBAG AAA2:|
|:ea2b agef|gfga ge/e/e2|ea2b agef|gedB cA/A/A2|
ea2b agef|gfga gedB|gfge dBGB|cBAG AAA2:|

Four comments

Le Reel Des Habitants

I must admit, I almost can’t believe it; there is actually an old Québécois tune in something other than a major key! 🙂

This is an interesting, sweet little reel transcribed from the playing of Joseph Allard. It appears he always played it in the form AAB. Still the only non-major tune he recorded that I’ve been able to find.

Re: Reel Des Habitants

Another old recording of this reel was made by J.O. LaMadeleine, who, aside from his slower playing and the relative scarcity of staccato sixteenth notes (semiquavers) in his version, also plays it in the more conventional AABB structure.

Re: Reel Des Habitants

This tune was part of the repertoire of the famous Joseph Allard.
The "habitants" (inhabitants) is the name that the French-Canadian farmers used to give themselves.

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Re: Reel Des Habitants

Very close to, almost indistinguishable from, the Old Quebec Reel