Grumbling Old Man, Growling Old Woman - D Major / A MinorReel

Author: Traditional
Origin: Canada - Quebec

This is a Qu├ębec reel popularized by Maritime radio and TV fiddler Don Messer. It was taken up by revival fiddlers in the early 1970's, became a staple of New England contra dance repertoire, and has since become widely disseminated. It is also known as Growling Old Man and Cackling Old Woman, La Marmotteuse, La Chicaneuse, La Disputeuse, and by other names.