Welcome back for the second in the Coronavirus series of instructional tunes here at ToqueTrad.
This second tune comes from the great Métis fiddler and composer, Andy Dejarlis (1914 – 1975). He calls it “Lucky Trapper’s Reel”(in G) but on it’s trip to Québec, it got shifted to the key of D (Re), added a couple of beats, and renamed “Manitou cassé”. The version recorded here is from Pascal Gemme.
Manitou cassée (at speed)
Manitou cassée (slow)
A transcription of how I generally play the tune.
As always, let us know in the comments if there are any tunes you would like to learn.
Finally, please consider making a donation to our regular venue, the Tranzac Club. “The hat” in the centre of our session is a “thank-you” donation to the Tranzac for letting us use the pub room for free. We generally gather $30-40 from session participants each month, and these days the Tranzac needs the help more than ever.
Be healthy and be good to each other!
Rob, Donna and Laddie at ToqueTrad.