Gigue à ma tante Alfreda (La)

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GIGUE À MA TANTE ALFREDA, LA. AKA - "Gigue de ma tante Alfréda," "Gigue à ma marraine Alfreda (La)," "Gigue à Alfreda (La)." French-Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. A 'crooked' tune with the first part in cut time and the second in 3/4 time. Guy Bouchard notes that the tune is one that is not very melodic but is very well suited to the Sayguenay region step-dancing style. Recorded by Louis Boudreault, composed by him in honor of his Godmother Alfreda. 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.

Source for notated version: fiddler Lisa Ornstein [Remon & Bouchard].

Printed sources: Remon & Bouchard (Airs Tordus: 25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 2), 1997; No. 3.

Recorded sources: Voyager VRCD, "Louis Boudreault: Old Time Fiddler from Chicoutimi, Quebec."

See also listing at:
Eric Lortie's Identitairs Québécois [1]

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