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Gaspe Reel mid

crayon@bcpl.net 25 Apr 99 - 01:55 AM
katlaughing 25 Apr 99 - 11:17 AM
Dan Mulligan 25 Apr 99 - 07:47 PM
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GUEST, Tom Bliss 14 Nov 10 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: Gaspe Reel mid
From: crayon@bcpl.net
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 01:55 AM

Trying to find the Gaspe Reel (Spence Version) as a mid file. The Spence version (on hammer dulcimer) was the theme for Crocket's Victory Garden for YEARS!!

Any help out there?

Thanks in advance. Greg


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 11:17 AM

Greg,

I went looking and ran out of time. But if you go to this site, there are a ton of MIDI files you could search. Hope it helps

Click here

Joe, hope I did it right this time!

Kat


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: Dan Mulligan
Date: 25 Apr 99 - 07:47 PM

The Gaspe Reel

Just click on it and download the midi....

Dan


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 02:51 PM


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 02:52 PM

Sorry - that was me doing a test. Have been trying to post this all afternoon.

and it still won't let me say what I want to say!


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 02:55 PM

It just keeps reverting to Forum Home if I ask my questions.

Trying without the clickies



Just researching this - (links above both dead)

This is the best known version, yes?

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sfo/music/003782.HTM

- early recording by Bernard Morin - but did he write it?

And then there's this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv5q2MA5fX8

feistier all round. Anyone know if this one is correctoly named (i.e. are there two Gaspé Reels?) If so, who wrote this one, if known?

Thanks

Tom

PS How did all these websites get set up in way that discourage correct attribution? Grrr!


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: Stewart
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 05:23 PM

Tom,

Your first selection from traditionalmusic.co.uk is the one. It's discussed on The Fiddler Companion as GASPÉ REEL [1] (Reel de Gaspé). It's also in Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pg. 50, and Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pg. 116. It's recorded on by Bill Spence with Fennig's All-Star on "The Hammered Dulcimer" (that pretty much nails it down).

Here is the midi file. The third part (C, as played in The Fiddler's Fakebook) is from "Money Musk."

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 05:29 PM

Thanks Stewart. I'm curious to know why the second tune is so named. Maybe it merely hails from Gaspé, in which case I'd love to know it's 'reel' name (sorry). I'm looking for stylistic connections with (French speaking) Jersey in the Channel Islands - from whence generations of islanders fished, traded and settled in Gaspé.


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: SylviaN
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 05:52 PM

The version that Keith plays on his CD "Well Seasoned" (with Ralphie) is from a recording he heard of Leadbelly playing the tune on a two-row Pokerwork melodeon.


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:46 AM

Hi Sylvia,

I assume that's the well-known one - the first of my links above?

Love to K

tx


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: mandotim
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 07:55 AM

I'm playing this tune a lot at the moment, it sits really well on the mandolin. One issue I have is that the first time I heard it was by Chris Leslie, and his version has a distinct 'lilt' or 'dotted rhythm', and sounds more like a speeded up hornpipe to my ears. I then heard it done by a bluegrass/old timey oufit, and they played it as a straight up reel. This is messing my playing up, as I play the tune in one style and hear bits of the other in my head (and vice versa). Is there a definitive approach to this tune anywhere?
Tim


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 08:12 AM

I guess a good guide would be the many YouTube versions by people from that part of the world.

This is probably the definitive version.

Tom


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 08:23 AM

You are of course joking Tom ? if I was going to record for youtube I certainly wouldn't do it in the car, what is the point ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 09:33 AM

Joking? Moi?


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: mandotim
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 12:27 PM

Cheers Tom...what can I say....!


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: open mike
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 03:02 AM

IT CERTAINLY NEEDS THE ACCENT MARK ABOUT THE E: GASPÉ REEL


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: mandotim
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 03:31 AM

You're right, but no need to shout! éééééééééééééééééééééé (Yorkshire French!)


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Subject: RE: Gaspe Reel mid
From: GUEST, Tom Bliss
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 11:26 AM

Right, I need to find out if this less-well known tune, which may well not in fact be called La Reel Gaspé, is trad or not - or more importantly if it is public domain or not.

La Reel Gaspé - or Whatever?

I have it from the band that it might have come from/via Yvon Mimeault, the wonderful left-handed fiddler from Quebec.

I have tried to contact Yvon, but not been able to get through.

Does anyone here know if this tune ever goes by any other title?

Does anyone know who wrote it and/or if it is public domain or not?

Does anyone have any way of contacting Yvon.

Many thanks

Tom


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