Happy Saint-Patrick's Day to all our readers from Douglastown, Gaspé, and beyond. I hope our friends in Douglastown had a nice breakfast at the Community Centre and are enjoying the parade.
In light of the occasion, here is a great medley of reels.
Here is Pat Feeney's and Saint Anne's Reels.
I'm not sure who Pat Feeney was but the tune has some typical Douglastown twists in it. I couldn't find any other reels by this name on the internet. Who knows, perhaps its a Douglastown tune. The Our Gaspe Roots website doesn't have any Feeney's in or around Douglastown.
Erskine changes up the second phrase of Saint Anne's and plays a lovely variation in a lower register which gives the tune a slightly different flavour. On other recordings, he also plays this phrase the standard way.