Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Erskine Morris (1913 – 1997)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Another Tune Title - Reel de Bellechasse

My Youtube friend, Robert, recently posted a short clip of himself on the accordion playing one of the untitled tunes of Erskine's we posted in 2010.  It turns out the title of this tune is  the "Reel de Bellechasse"

He has posted lots of great videos of himself and friends playing the old-style music from the Acadian peninsula in New Brunswick where he is from.

Here is one of my favourite videos he has posted.  Its a "grondeuse" or grumbling tune with the bass string raised to an A note and has a feel similar to Tommy Rooney's Jig.  I'll have to learn Robert's tune someday soon, it is incredible.

Here is Robert's Youtube Channel.  Check it out!


  1. Hi Glenn,

    Do you know the name of that tune? It is great! I would like to learn it but the sound quality is not too good. Do you have a better recording?

    1. Francois, envoie un message à Robert via sa chaine YouTube. Il connais beacoup à propos de la musique acadienne. Peut-être il sait le titre de ce beau reel.