Reel De Mattawa reel

Also known as Reel De Matawa.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Reel De Mattawa has been added to 1 tune set.

Reel De Mattawa has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 :|
X: 2
T: Reel De Mattawa
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2 eB gBeB | B/B/B eB gBeB | d2 fd gdfd | Adfn g2 g f2 |
B2 eB gBeB | B/B/B eB gBeB | f2fg fedc |1 Bc dB e2 e2 :|2 Bc dB e2 |
|:ef | gefd ecdB | ABAF D2FD | EFGA B2ef | gfed A2ef |
gefd ecdB | ABAF D2FD | EFGA B2AG |1 FAGF E2 :|2 FAGF E2 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/display/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!