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FORT WORDEN. French-Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBAABBCC. A traditional tune in the repertoire of Idilon Mimeault, father of fiddler Yvon Mimeault (b. 1928, Mont-Louis, Gaspé). Yvon suggests his father learned it from one of the itinerant fiddlers ("Quêteux", or 'beggars') that families would put up for a night or two, in return for music. The title, however, is modern, given by Yvon at the American Fiddle Tunes festival in Fort Worden, Washington, where the tune was the favorite of the week's class he taught.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Yvon Mimeault - "Y' était temps!/It's About Time."