Les Marionnettes reel

Also known as The Northern Lights.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Les Marionnettes has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Les Marionnettes
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:B|ce~e2 fege|ae~e2 decd|BAGA ~B2AB|cABc dBBA|
ce~e2 fege|ae~e2 decd|BAGA Bfed|cABG A3:|
|:c|dB~B2 dB cA-|~A2 cA BAGF|EFGA Be~e2|fege aecA|
dB~B2 dB cA-|~A2 cA BAGF|ECDB, CE~E2|FEGE A3:|

Three comments

This Quebecois tune was written by fiddler Lisa Ornstein in the style of Louis Boudreault. I learned it off Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand’s new recording "Les Marionnettes." Although the music fits into the standard 32-bar form, the 2nd part has accents in strange places, suggesting typical Quebec crookedness. The first two measures should really be in phrases of 6 eighth notes:
| dB~B2 dB | cA~A2 cA | …
amazingly the time works itself back out by the end. Grey plays a whistle part with many of the ornaments as tongued triplets in an attempt to mimic the Boudreault style. I’m still partial to Irish style rolls.

Re: Les Marionnettes

Hi I do not recognise this tune (Les Marionnettes) as being the same as the Northern Lights of Sharon Shannon’s album. I am not sure if the key is different or the emphasis or if the parts are changed but they do not sound alike. Does anyone have any ideas?

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