Reel De Mattawa reel

By Richard Forest

Also known as Reel De Matawa.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Reel De Mattawa has been added to 2 tune sets.

Reel De Mattawa has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Reel De Mattawa
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2|ABeB gBeB|ABeB gBeB|ddfd gdfd|Adfd gdfd|
ABeB gBeB|ABeB gBeB|f2fg fedc|Bc d2 e2:|
|:ef|gefd ecdB|ABAF D2FD|EFGA B2ef|gfed A2ef|
gefd ecdB|ABAF D2FD|EFGA B2AG|FAGF E2:|
2
X: 2
T: Reel De Mattawa
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:ef|gefd ecdB|ABAF D2FD|EFGA B2ef|gfed A2ef|
gefd ecdB|ABAF D2FD|EFGA B2AG|1 FAGF E2:|2 FAGF E2 E2||
|:BA|B2 eB gBeB|B/B/B eB gBeB|d2 fd gdfd|Adfd gAfA|
B2 eB gBeB|B/B/B eB gBeB|f2fg fedc|1 BcdB e2 BA:|2 BcdB e2||
# Added by Tate .

Five comments

This reel was composed by Richard Forest and is now well known all over North America and elsewhere. It is not very difficult and pleasant to hear. I learned it from Richard himself. He plays it in 2/4. You can hear Richard playing this reel on the following album.

https://thesession.org/recordings/2378

You can also hear a tutorial under this link:

http://www.dmij.net/laval.html

I made a little change to the ABC notation so the repeat is at the right place…

In the first 6 measures, the e, f and g are played by pulling (down movement) the bow.

Key

The right key seems to be E dorian as some of you pointed out!

Thanks!