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REEL DU NORD [1]. French-Canadian, Reel. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed by Montreal accordion player and composer Alfred Montmarquette (1871-1944) and recorded by him in Montreal in 1929. "Reel du nord" has been a favorite session tune among Quebec-style fiddlers. Fiddler Jos Bouchard's "Reel du nord" is a different tune, as is J.A. Boucher's tune of the same name.
Alfred Montmarquette

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aucoin & Favreau (Tidal Wave/Raz-de-Maree Tune Book), 2007; p. 12. Olivier Demers (1000 airs du Québec et de l'Amérique francophone), 2021; p. 262. Songer & Curley (Portland Collection, vol. 3), 2015;.

Recorded sources : - Great Meadow Music, Tidal Wave - "Tidal Wave/Raz-de-Maree" (2007). Star 15659 (78 RPM), Alfred Montmarquette (recorded Nov., 1929, released in 1930). Transit Records TRCD 9501, Labbé, Forest, Loiselle, Jacques, Borque - "Hommage à Alfred Montmarquett" (1995).

See also listing at :
Hear Montmarquette's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [1]
See Pascal Gemme's standard notation transcription and blog entry [2]

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