Gigue Canadienne (1)

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X:1 T:Gigue canadienne [1] C:Joseph Allard M:2/4 L:1/16 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:G dc|B2GB cAFA|d^cde dBGB|DFAB cBcB|AGFE DB,DG|! B2B2 cBce|dBge dBGB|DFAB cAFG|A2G2 G2:|! |:ga|bgfg dega|bgfg dega|ba^ga ea^ga|ba^ga ef=ga|! bgfg dega|bgfg defg|(3aba (3gag (3fgf (3efe|defe g2:|!

GIGUE CANADIENNE [1] (Canadian Jig). AKA and see "Hennessey's Hornpipe (3)." French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB': AABB'A' (Duval). The melody was originally recorded by Joseph Allard [1] [2], in 1928, in which he used a Stroh violin, for additional volume. The melody is a version of "Cuckoo (1) (The)/Cuckoo Hornpipe," recorded in 1921 by Sligo-born fiddler Michael Coleman under the title "Murray's Fancy (1)." According to Allard researcher Jean Duval, Allard's title for the tune was "Gigue d'Emery", a name that honored his son, Emery (then aged 29), who was also a fiddler[1].

"Hennessey's Hornpipe (3)", recorded in 1934 by Cape Breton fiddler Angus Chisholm, is quite close to Allard's "Gigue Canadienne [1]," save in hornpipe rhythm.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joseph Allard (1873-1946, Montreal) [Carlin, Cuillerier].

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 83, p. 54. Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 7. Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard), 2018; No. 4, p. 2

Recorded sources : - Victor 263522-b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1928).

See also listing at :
Hear Allard's recording at The Virtual Gramaphone [3]

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  1. Jean Duval, La Musique de Joseph Allard, 2018, p. 65.