Annotation:Gigue à Philibert (La)

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GIGUE À PHILIBERT, LA. AKA and see "Jument Grise (La)," "Reel de campagne," "Reel à Philibert (Le)," "Reel de Péribonka." French-Canadian, Reel. A popular Québec tune with variants under a number of titles (see note for "Jument Grise") from the repertoire of fiddler Louis "Pitou" Boudreault [1] (1905-1988, Saguenay region), who played a 'crooked' or irregular meter version. The tune takes its title from the name of a step-dancer named Philibert, who would take over when his wife grew fatigued from step-dancing herself. A gigue in Québec is a stepdance, and the name attached to a tune simply means a vehicle for stepdancing, no matter what the meter.

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Recorded sources : - 30 Below TB 001CD, Les têtes de violon (Bouchard et al) - "Airs Tordus/Crooked Tunes" (1998). VRCD & VRCS 322, "Louis Boudreault: Old Time Fiddler of Chicoutimi, Quebec" ().

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