La Reel Des Acadiens reel

By Edward Arsenault

Also known as Acadian, Le Reel Des Acadiens.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

La Reel Des Acadiens has been added to 4 tune sets.

La Reel Des Acadiens has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: La Reel Des Acadiens
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:af|e2ce aece|fece feaf|e2ce feaf|ecAc B2af|
e2ce aece|fece feaf|e2ce feaf|ecBc A2:|
|:cB|ABcd e3a|feaf ecBc|ABcd e3a|fecA B2cB|
ABcd e3a|feaf ecBc|ABcd e2af|ecBc A2:|
X: 2
T: La Reel Des Acadiens
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:ge|d2(3Bcd gd (3Bcd|ed (3Bcd edge|d2(3Bcd edge|dBGB A2ge|
d2(3Bcd gd (3Bcd|edBd edge|d2(3Bcd edge|dBAB G2:|
|:BA|GABc d3g|edge dBAB|GABc d3g|edBG A2BA|
GABc d3g|edge dBAB|GABc d2ge|dBAB G2:|

Four comments

Source: Barachois
Transcription: g.m.p.

A nice, simple tune. I can see it creeping into some of the more permissive ‘Irish’ sessions.


This tune is composed by Edward Arsenault. A fiddle player from the Evangeline area of Prince Edward Island. Edward has composed many great tunes and this is one of his first.

Re: La Reel Des Acadiens

Thanks for this one, Gian Marco…from one saxophonist to another!

This is absolute cake on the C#/D box…feels great to play, and has a great stride to it that makes those dancers’ feet move. I’m really curious about more of Arsenault’s work now…

And thank you, Anastasia, for the attribution to Arsenault! Makes me want to dive into Acadian music more, especially after listening to Joe Cormier for all these years.