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X:1 T:Caraquet, La N:As taught by fiddler Pascal Gemme. "La Caraquet" is from N:the repertoire of Aurel Parent, Cap Chat, Gaspesie, recorded in the N:field in 1955 by Father Germain Lemieux while on vacation. M. Parent N:was aged about 90 at the time, and well-known in the region as a dance fiddler. N:Fr. Lemieux sent Lisa Ornstein his tape recording of Parent when she was researching. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle). However, Aurel would remove the 'D' string altogether N:when he played the piece leaving three strings tuned A-a-e. D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A aa (c/B/A) aa (c/B/A)|BABd c-A A2|aece aecA|B2 B-d c-A A2:| |:"*"b2ge bege|fefg aff-e|bege bege|fefa g-e e2:| |:ABcd egab|Acec dBcB|Acc/c/c- e-aa/a/a|[M:3/2]A-cA-c B2 Bd c-A A2:| [M:C|]AcAc AcAc|BdBd BdBd|(3cdc Ac Acc/c/c|1,2BABc A2Ac:|3 BABc A2A2|| P:Substitutions b2 (g/f/e) b2 (g/f/e)||

CARAQUET, LA. French-Canadian, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDD. "La Caraquet" is from the repertoire of Aurel Parent of Cap Chat, Gaspésie, recorded in the field in 1955 by Father Gernaiun Lemieux who was on vacation in the town at the time. Parent was about age 90 at the time, but was well-known in the region as a dance fiddler. The tune is described by Anne Lederman in her article on "Fiddling" in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (1992) as an Acadian tune that is typically played with the 'D' string removed altogether and the lowest ('G') string tuned to 'A' in order to facilitate a droning effect throughout.

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See Pascal Gemme's tutorial at TradQuébec Studio (Episode 4) [1]

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