A Québecois (or Cape Breton?) 3 parts reel named after a fiddler. Goes well after Andy Renwick’s Ferret, and before Big Mon. I think it’s on a Bottine Souriante CD.
Sometimes has a fourth part to it. Pipe tune from Cape Breton usually played by fiddlers in the key of A . Quite popular in Quebec. Maybe La Bottine got it from the playing of Joe Cormier, thus your name for it.
Interesting, would you have the 4th part?
Had it in Laurie Indenbaum’s book "Les Oiseaux dans la Cage", but loaned it to someone. I think you’ll find the fourth part through JC’s Tunefinder version number 129. Good tune!
There’s an excellent version on Nightingale’s "Sometimes When the Moon is High," which is 4-part, and a slightly different setting of the other parts. Sometime I’ll learn to write abc and post it.
Joe Cormier’s Reel - part 4
Does anyone have the mysterious 4th part?
Here’s the Fourth Part
Here’s the fourth part, at least as I learned it from the folks in my session:
Acea ge a2 | efgb a2 ef | g2 fagd ef | gedB GABd | Acea ge a2 | efgb a2 ef | gedB GABd |
cAB c A2:|
This is one of the very few non-Irish tunes that gets played regularly in our session, and it’s a dandy.
Does anyone have the transcription of the original Mac Donald’s March ? I’ve found some versions, but they aren’t at all close to this reel.
This is so much like Dinky’s. Does anyone which came first ?