Le Ruisseau Français reel

Also known as The French Creek.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Le Ruisseau Français has been added to 3 tune sets.

Le Ruisseau Français has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Le Ruisseau Français
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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Sixteen comments

Re: Le Ruisseau Français

This tune was also recorded on the album, Les habits de papier, in 2010 by André’s band, De Temps Antan. It’s a popular session tune in the Ottawa area.

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Here’s the archetypal version played by Andre’s students and led by himself, at his Camp Violon Trad Québec several years ago (many friends of mine are included here among the students and instructors): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRBlHy_9kWs

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I certainly recognize some faces in there too.

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Very cheerful French tune. I can imagine it being fun to play on a country walk with, say, flute, fiddle, and harmonica.

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Certainly a pleasant, jolly tune. However, I’m not sure I’d be going on a country walk with a harmonica player unless I took my shotgun.

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Haha Gobby! Niceee!! Okey I will record a video playing this tune with the harmonica and I will post it here. It will be a special dedication to you … and your shotgun 😆

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I can’t wait Fernando, but I hope you know that I was just teasing.

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Would anyone have suggestions of other French/French Canadian reels that would make a set with this nice piece? Thanks in advance.

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Yes Gobby no problem! It was funny to see your comment haha

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I’m not Gobby but he’d probably shoot me as well after a long walk with my whistling! haha. Happy Paddy’s Day btw

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To be honest guys, I would only ever be armed with a water pistol and peashooter.

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For a Scottish river that runs through Paisley and Glasgow, there’s the R. Cart which runs beside Cartside Street, Glasgow S. Side, where my flat is. Burns wrote a song "The Gallant Weaver" which begin"s :-
"Where Cart rins rowing to the sea
With many a flower and spreading tree
There lives a lad, the lad for me
He is my gallant weaver."

Nowadays, the hideous giant hogweed grows by its banks, and the scented Himalayan balsam is less common. There are indeed trees growing up against the drying-green wall, though I’m not that good at tree ID.

In Kirkwall, Orkney (very remote) the Willow-burn has wild watercress a couple of times a year, and the usual snowdrops and spring flowers on its banks. It is a rookery (not far from the centre of town) and the cawing is very loud indeed in spring/early summer. N. Isles of Scotland|, S of Fair Isle and Shetland, then U get to Norway (Bergen). Paddy Casey, building contractor (Irish) I expect still has his building firm in Orkney. He must be v old now, though and was NOT civil to his employees…

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Thanks Trish it’s perfect👍