Evit Gabriel reel

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Evit Gabriel has been added to 10 tune sets.

Evit Gabriel has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Evit Gabriel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:z2|"Em"EFGF EFGF | EFGA B2BB |"Am"cBAG F2GA |"B7"BAGB F2 GF |
"Em"EFGF EFGF | EFGA B2BB | "Am"cBAG FGAc | "B7"BAGF "Em"E2 :|
|: cd|"Am"eAAe "D7"dcBc | "G"dGGd "C"cBAG | "Am/F#"FGAc "B7"BAGF | "Em"EFGA "E7"B2cd |
"Am"eAAe "D7"dcBc | "G"dGGd "C"cBAG | "Am/F#"FGAc "B7"BAGF| "Em"EG FD E2 :|
X: 2
T: Evit Gabriel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
"Em"EFGF EFGF | EFGA B2AB | "Am"cBAG "B7"FBGF | "Em"EG"B7"FD "Em"E4 :|
|: "Am"eAAe "D"dcBc | "G"dGGd "C"cBAG | "F#m"FGAc "B"BAGF | "Em"EFGA "E7"B2cd |
"Am"eAAe "D"dcBc | "G"dGGd "C"cBAG | "F#m"FGAc "B7"BAGF| "Em"GA"B7"FG E4 :|

One comment

Evit Gabriel ("For Gabriel" in Breton) was written by Daniel Thonon, a musician and composer who was born in Brussels in 1949 and emigrated to Canada in 1963, where he still resides. He plays a variety of instruments, primarily diatonic accordion and hurdy-gurdy. He’s also an instrument builder, composer, etc.

You can see an image of the sheet music for Evit Gabriel here:


More information on Daniel Thonon at his website:


Our session plays this tune at a fairly slow, hypnotic pace but it gets played at the local ceilis at a more typical reel pace as well.

It seems to get paired with the Bus Stop Reel and/or Dinky’s Reel. Around here we play it with St. Anne’s, but I’m not sure where that combo originated.