Belle Catherine (3) (La)

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X:6 T:Belle Catherine [3], La N:From the repertoire of "Pitou Boudreault" P:AAABBAAACC M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D P:A D2FA dfed | c2Ac B2GB | A3A FAdf | g2f2 ecd2 || P:B fa2a fdef gb2b | fa2a fdef | gbfa ecd2 || P:C DFAF DFAF | DGBG DGBG |DFAF DFAF | A,CEC A,CEC| DFAF DFAF | DGBG DGBG |ABAG FAdf | g2f2 ecd2 |]



BELLE CATHERINE [3], LA. AKA and see "Reel des noces." French-Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBAACCAA. The source for this reel, a staple of modern Quebecois repertory, is Louis "Pitou" Boudreault (1905-1988) of Chicoutimi, Quebec. See also Isidore Soucy's "Reel du plaisir," which uses the 2nd strain of "Belle Catherine," and Soucy's "Reel des millionaires," yet another version.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l’Amérique francophone), 2020; p. 30.

Recorded sources : - La Tamanoir OP-219, Louis Boudreault, "Portrait Du Vieux Kebec Volume 2: Louis 'Pitou' Boudreault, violoneux; Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean" (1974).
Louis Boudreault, 1977 Brandywine Festival, [1]
Willie Ringuette (1898-1969), Reel des noces (Wedding Reel), Starr 15347-B, [2]
André Brunet and Martine Billette, Goderich Celtic College, 2007, [3]
André Brunet, [4]
Various, Matawinie : La rencontre des eaux, [5] @10:47





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