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X:1 T:Air Adrien Saint-Hilaire T:Reel des Gagnon N:From the playing of fiddler Aimé Gagnon (1921-1997, Saint-Louis de Lotbinière) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" R:Reel N:Play each part three times. D:"Aimé Gagnon, Violoneux d'Origine" (1997) Z:Andrew Kuntz K:C GcGc Bcde|^fagg eccc|GcGc Bd-dd|"*"BGAB c2c2:| |::e^fgg fgaf| efge ^fedf|e^fgg fgaf|gage c2c2:| P:Substitution "*"GABc c2 ec||

REEL DES GAGNON. AKA - "Air Adrien Saint-Hilaire," "Faux ton (Le)." French-Canadian, Reel. C Lydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The fourth of the scale is sharp, placing this tune in the Lydian mode. The tune is sourced to musician Adrien St-Hilaire, according to the liner notes on Claude Méthé's 1997 collection of recordings by Aimé Gagnon, although it was popularized through the playing of Gagnon. St-Hilaire was a relative of Gagnon's. Méthé also calls the tune "Faux ton (Le) or 'off-key', Gagnon's name for the somewhat dissonant-sounding melody.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - an old family recording of Aimé Gagnon (1921-1997, Saint-Louis de Lotbinière, Québec) [Remon & Bouchard].

Printed sources : - Remon & Bouchard (25 Crooked Tunes, vol. 2: Québec Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 11. Remon & Bouchard (Airs Tordes/Crooked Tunes), 2011; No. 27, p. 58.

Recorded sources : - "Aimé Gagnon, Violoneux d'Origine" (1997). Les Têtes de violon - “Le Talencourt.”

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