Reel du Pêcheur

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REEL DE/DU PÊCHEUR (Fisherman's Reel). AKA and see "Loup Garou," "Reel de la paix," "Reel de la Pointe Bleue," "Set de Vaudreuil 4ème partie." French-Canadian, Reel. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A Québécois variant of “Democratic Rage Hornpipe” (Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883) by Lachine, Québec, fiddler Joseph Allard (1865-1947), who taught the tune to a young Jean Carignan, the famous Montreal fiddler. Allard recorded the tune in 1928 as "Reel du Pêcheur", and again in 1945 under the title "Reel de la paix." Allard also recorded another version of the reel, set in the key of 'G' for Victor Records in 1930 as "Set de Vaudreuil 4ème partie," one of a suite of country dance melodies. A year after Allard's 1928 recording a three-part version of the reel was recorded by accordion player Tezraf Latour (1888-1932) with Charles Riendeau on bones as "Reel de la grenouille" (Frog's Reel), on Victor 263636a (78 RPM). This same recording was later reissued on Victor's subsidiary label, Bluebird Records (B-49126a), with the same title, but Latour and Riendeau are instead called "Joyeux Lutins" on the label.

See Canadian Journal for Traditional Music (1980), "Le Processus de Composition Dans La Musique Instrumental du Québec," by Jean-Pierre Joyal [1]. See also the version by Gaspé fiddler Erskine Morris [2], who played the tune in AEae tuning.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 74, p. 50. Cuillerier (Joseph Allard), 1992; p. 27.

Recorded sources: -Folkways RBF 110, Joseph Allard - "Masters of French Canadian Dances" (1979). Folkways FG 3532, Alan Mills and Jean Carignan - "Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk Tale from Canada" (1961). Victor 263514 (78 RPM), Joseph Allard (1928).

See also listing at:
Hear Joseph Allard's 1928 recording at youtube.com [3][4], and at the Virtual Gramophone [5]
Hear Lutins & Reindeau's 1929 recording at the Virtual Gramophone [6]



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