Reel de Péribonka

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REEL DE PÉRIBONKA. AKA and see "Sets canadiens (2)." French-Canadian, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The reel was recorded in 1945 by Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard [1] (1865-1947), although Allard researcher Jean Duval (2018) believes the 1945 issue could be a release of an earlier, overlooked recording. Duval notes similarity to Alfred Montmarquette's "Reel de Chicoutimi" and "Reel de champagne."

Péribonka is a the name of a town and a river in the province of Québec, well north of Québec City. The town is situated at the mouth of the Peribonka River where it forms a bay on the north shore of Lac Saint-Jean. According to Wikipedia, the name 'Peribonka' comes from the Innu word periwanga (or possibly from pelipaukau), meaning "river digging in/removing the sand." See also another (unrelated) tune for the town, "Clog de Peribonka."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 19. Jean Duval (La Musique de Joseph Allard), 2018; No. 122, p. 59 (in 'G') and No. 127, p. 51 (in 'A').

Recorded sources : - Bluebird 55-5225-b (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1945).

See also listing at :
Hear Joseph Allard's 1945 recording on [2] and the Internet Archive [3]
See Jean Duval's comprehensive volume on Allard's commercial recordings [4]

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