Fleur De Mandragore reel

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Reel Béatrice (a few times) and Siobhan O’Donnell’s (a few times).

Fleur De Mandragore has been added to 5 tune sets.

Fleur De Mandragore has been added to 233 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Fleur De Mandragore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2AE GABc | A^de=d cAAF | E2AE GAB2 |
~B3d cAAF |E2AE GABc | A^de=d cAAF |
E2AE GAB2 |1 ~B3d cAAF :|2 ~B3d cA|AB ABce||
~a3a a2ga | bAaA gAeA | dfed cABc | defa agfe |
~a3a a2ga | bAaA gAeA | dfed cABc | dcBc BAA2 :|
# Added by seara .
X: 2
T: Fleur De Mandragore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EGAE GABA|Aced cAAA|EGAE GABB-|BABd cAAA|
EGAE GABA|Aced cAAA|EGAE GABB-|1BABd cAAA:|2BABd cAAA Aceg||
|:a3A ~a2ga|bAaA ~g2ec|dfed cABc|dcde fefg|
a3A ~a2ga|bAaA ~g2ec|dfed cABc|dcBc BAA2:|
X: 3
T: Fleur De Mandragore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAAE GAB2|Aced cAAF|EAAE GAB2-|BBBd cAAF|
E3A GAB2|Aced cAAF|EAAE GAB2|1BABd cAA2:|2BABd cAAA Aceg||
|:[A3a3] [a3A3] aga|bAaA ~g2ec|dged cABc|defg agfg|
[A3a3] [a3A3] aga|bAaA ~g2ec|dged cABc|1dcBc BAce:|2dcBc BAAF||
# Added by DomW .
X: 4
T: Fleur De Mandragore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGGD FGA2|GBdc BGGE|DGGD FGA2|D3c BGGE|
D3G FGA2|GBdc BGGE|DGGD FGA2|1AGAc BGG2:|2AGAc BGBd||
|:g3d BG G2|BGdG BABd|g3d BGAB|cdef gfef|
g3d BG G2|BGdG BABd|cedc BGAB|1cBAG FAdf:|2cBAG FDFA||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Fleur De Mandragore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AAAA GABc | Aeed cAAB | AAAB GAcA | BBBc BA G2 |
AAAA GABc | Aeed cAAB | A2 EA GA cA | B2 Bc BA AB :|
|: A2 ce a3b | a2 ga b2 ba | g2 ec dfed | cABc defg |
agfe aagb | a2 ga b2 ba | g2 ec dfed | cABc ABBd | cA AB :|

Seventeen comments

This tune was composed by Michel Bordeleau.

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Sean Smyth play this one on "Lunasa Live." It’s a really awesome tune.

Is it just me, or are there a few too many notes at the beginning of the second part?
Or are there meant to be? Just listening to Lúnasa, it kind of throws me off…

I’m trying to figure that out, looking at Lunasa’s first book while listening to it… it sounds like there’s something odd with it… Great tune, either way, though.

This tune is originally a crooked Quebecois tune, so it is not even measured. There is a even version out there which is sometimes played for contra dances.

2 extra beats?

Most ‘crooked’ tunes i’ve run into seem to have an extra bar tacked on somewhere- this one has, as near as i can tell, an extra two beats. You can make them go away with a minimum of effort.

The Mandrake in bloom

someone said ‘something something President’s mandate’ down at the lake side barbecue today and I understood, ‘the president’s mandrake’. Funny I should stumble upon this crooked reel now.

jaramillo wrote 3 years ago.
2 extra beats?
Most ‘crooked’ tunes i’ve run into seem to have an extra bar tacked on somewhere -
this one has, as near as i can tell, an extra two beats.
You can make them go away with a minimum of effort.
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It’s quite common in Quebec’ish tunes (some, not all) with these extra bars,
and they must NOT ‘go away’.
The one below has also ekstra bars in the end of 1’st and 2.nd part.

https://thesession.org/tunes/11490

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Fleur De Mandragore, X:2

I learned this tune off a friend of mine who plays for contra dances in Portland, OR. It’s got the "extra 2 beats" in the second ending. They make it difficult for dancing, but that little hiccup really "makes" the tune IMHO.

Re: Fleur De Mandragore played in Vièle on Fiddle (A-E-A-E)

An info really important about Fleur de Mandragore, when Michel Bordeleau compose et play it, the fiddle is tune (A-E-A-E), we call this tuning, en Vièle or Vielle !
Like the violon tuned in vièle by Jean Carignan !

Fleur De Mandragore, X:3

Cracking tune. Transcribed from the playing of the brilliant Quebecqois fiddler Pierre Schryer on his album Mandorla

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Fleur De Mandragore, X:4

My take

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Re: Fleur De Mandragore

That’s quite a different setting - the first three bars of the B part are nothing like the other settings.

Fleur De Mandragore, X:5

Eabhal’s version, minus variations, from their album This is How the Ladies Dance.