Fleur De Mandragore reel

There are 15 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 227 tunebooks.

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Two 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:|

Thirteen 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 !