The Virginia Reel
This is a tune I found at:
It was entitled the "Virginia Reel" (French Canadian fiddler A.J. Boulay). This tune has an extra couple of bars in it (true to Quebecois tradition). During a session, where I was passing it on to my friends, we were inundated by swarms of the local "provincial" bird: The infamous Manitoba mosquito! We immediately renamed it (in Quebecois fashion), "le reel du maringuoin"; "the reel of the mosquito".
Add a little left-hand plucking (and appropriate slaps to the guitar/mandolin/bass body), and you can have yourself a good time!
P.S. We added the hand-slaps for effect on the beat after the plucks like this:
melody (pt B): |: A2FA DAFA | DAFA A2Bc |
pluck (open D): * * *
slap: || || ||
Okay, that didn’t work.
Basically, on the "D"s and on the "A2" I pluck open D, while the slaps happen on the proceeding "F"s and the "B"
Hope that makes sense…
Another A.J. Boulay Tune…
Re: Reel Du Maringouin
This sounds like a very crooked version of Durang’s Hornpipe to me.