Marco’s reel

Also known as The Quebec.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Marco’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Marco's has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Marco's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2F/F/F FEDF|A/B/A GB AGFA|dFAd FAdA|cB B/B/B cBB2|E3F GFGA|
cE E/E/E cdcB|1A2 A/A/A AGFE| DFBF AFGE:|2 A2 ge cABc|d/e/d ce d2 ag ||
f2f/f/f fedf|edce d2 d/d/d|dFAd FAdA|cB B/B/B cBB2|
g/g/g ga gfeg|fedf e2 e/e/e|ABcd efge|dABd ABde|
f2f/f/f fedf|edce d2 d/d/d|dFAd FAdA|cB B/B/B cBB2|
E3F GFGA|cE E/E/E cdcB|A2 ge cABc|d/e/d ce dBAG||
X: 2
T: Marco's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~F3E FEDF|~A3B AGFA|dFAd FAdA|cB~B2 cB~B2|
~E3D EFGA|cE~E2 c2cB|A2cB AGFE|1 cdBc ABGA:|2 D2CE D4||
|:~f3e fedf|edce dAFA|dFAd FAdA|cB~B2 cB~B2|
[1 ~g3f gfeg|fedf edcB|ABcd edcB|cdBc ABGA:|
[2 ~E3D EFGA|cE~E2 c2cB|A2cB AGFE|D2CE D4||
# Added by ceili .
X: 3
T: Marco's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3G FEDF|A2 GB AGFA|dFAd FAdA|cB B2 cA B2|E3F GFGA|
cE E2 c3B|1A3B AGFE| DFdB A3G:|2 A2 ge cABc|(3Bcd dc d2 ag ||
f2 f2 fedf|edce d2 d2|(3FGA dF AdFd|cB B2 cA B2|
g3a gfeg|fedf e3c|ABcd efge|dABd ABde|
f2 f2 fedf|edce d2 d2|(3FGA dF AdFd|cB B2 cA B2|
E3F GFGA|cE E2 c3B|A2 ge cABc|(3Bcd dc dBAG||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Marco’s Reel

I got this setting from the playing of P.J. King on the "Maid of Eirin" recording.

Marco’s Reel

I recorded this tune under the name The Quebec Reel on my album "Bright Silver Dark Wood". I learned the tune while playing with Siobhan Peoples and Kevin Crawford in Ennis, Co Clare in the early ‘90’s. P.J. King played lots with Kevin and Siobhan around that time so presumably they all learned it from each other or from Marco Pollier, an uilleann piper from France who had come to live in Ennis around that time ( who may have composed it ??). Siobhan had no name for it but I played it one night in the company of Phil Callery and he said that he knew it as ‘The Quebec Reel’. Hence my title for it on the album.
Martin Nolan

Very nice reel to be played before De Saint Paul A Terrebonne:

https://thesession.org/tunes/11490

I know nothing about this tune except it’s a very lively an fine tune.

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John Lyons,…

…box player and singer living in Newmarket in Clare, told me Marco Pollier wrote this.

Anyone know? Is Marco around? 8))

John always plays it after Aly Bain’s tune "Bob McQuillan’s".

From Martin Nolan

A version from Martin’s album Dark Wood Bright Silver

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ooopss…..

…I can see that it’s my version who is a duplicate, SORRY.

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Marco’s Reel/ The Quebec Reel

This reel was also recorded by Four Men & a Dog on their seminal first album "Barking Mad".