Clog de Pariseau

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CLOG DE PARISEAU. French-Canadian, Clog (4/4 time). F Sharp Minor ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was recorded on 78 RPM in 1928 by Montréal accordion great Alfred Montmarquette (1871-1944) accompanied by Adélard St-Jean (1890-1964). Hart & Sandell (2001) say it was named in honor of Montmarquette's fellow accordionist and long-time friend, Louis-Philippe Pariseau.

Alfred Montmarquette

Source for notated version: Raynald Ouellet, of the group Éritage [Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources: Hart & Sandell (Dance ce Soir), 2001; No. 63, p. 96. Songer (The Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015; p. 51.

Recorded sources: Gabriel Labbé et al - "Hommage a Montmarquette" (1995). Fogarty's Cove Records, Éritage - "La ronde des voyageurs" (1982). NKM Records, Liam Robinson Dance Band - "So Merrily Danced" (2014). Starr 15462 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (). April Verch - "Fiddelicious" (1998).

See also listing at:
Hear Montmarquette's 1928 recording at the Virtual Gramaphone [1]
See/hear the tune played on [2]
Hear fiddler Laurie Hart play the tune [3]
See the entry at Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois site [4]

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