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FESTIVAL DU VOYAGER REEL. Canadian, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed c. 1976 by Marcel Meilleur of Winnipeg, Canada, who may or may not be of Metis extraction (Meilleur's sister Simone writes to emphatically deny that anyone in the family is Metis, maintaining: "This was a marketing ploy based on lies by my brother, my cousin David Dandeneau and Pemmican Publications Inc" (personal communication, 05/2005). Susan Songer (Portland Collection) notes that Meilleur played for 14 years as the backup fiddler for Manitoba fiddler Andy De Jarlis, and from 1976-1980 had a radio show on the CBC called Les Echoes de la Riviere Rouge.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 79 (another version, by Seattle fiddler Steve Trampe, appears in the appendix to the book).

Recorded sources:




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