A note from Doug:
This is a dance tune we played for many years, along with The Dominion Reel. It works great and is an intermediate level classic. This tune was first collected by Smokey Mckeen, Greg Boardman, John Gawler, and Bob Childs around 1976 when visiting maritime folklorist -tune collector Gale Huntington in Cape Cod. He played it for them on a button accordion.
I think it is on the OGG Folkways recording from 1978. — Douglas Protsik
Le Rang du Pic Dur, intermediate reel in G by Claude Méthé. Audio from his 2006 recording L’amant Confesseur.
La Valse des Trois Soleils, intermediate waltz in D by Claude Méthé. Audio from his family band Dentdelion.
Valse à Donald, intermediate waltz in A by Claude Méthé made to the memory of Qc city friend Donald Masse, recorded in the 90’s with his groupe Manigance in Québec.
An intermediate reel in the key of F by Claude Méthé, introduced in 2017. A message from Claude:
Here is another of my tunes that I would teach in August at camp.
Denise Daigle from Bouctouche NB recorded it with her group Bourrée de Joie last year.
See you in August.
The Arran Boat Song / The Haughs of Cromdale / Glenburnie Rant
The tunes can be played individually or strung together, as they appear here, into a set of air_strathspey_reel. The air should be played so as to depict the rocking of a small boat. The reel is played slowly at first, gradually moving up to reel tempo.
An intermediate reel in the key A of played by Claude Méthé, introduced in 2017. Visit Claude’s website at Zigue.ca. Transcription and slow piano version by Steve Fry, the full speed version is from Claude’s CD L’amant Confesseur. There is also a slow fiddle version by Elaine Maklin. Claude will be teaching this tune the second August week, 2017.
Play Reel-à-Robin | Download Reel-à-Robin | View Sheet Music | Play Slow MP3 | Play Slow MP3 Fiddle Version by Elaine Malkin
An intermediate waltz in the key of D played by Ed Pearlman, introduced in 2016. Ed says:
“Hetty and Farquhar’s Waltz (by Farquhar MacRae) is from the western Highlands of Scotland and is a very nice, swingy waltz for beginner/intermediates.”
An intermediate slip jig in the key of Em played by Sharon Pyne, introduced in 2015. [Read more…] about Fig for a Kiss