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Français Des airs d'animaux - French CRITTER Tunes!
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September 15, 2021 - 5:13 am
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Learning to play by ear definitely has it's advantages! 

Cécile Corbel's music was a huge incentive for me to learn to play by ear.  Her songs have distinct melodies, inspired by traditional folk tunes, that are catchy enough to get stuck in my head - and most of her music can be heard with violin in it, even though she plays the harp.  Here's a couple of her CRITTER tunes - with melodies that are fun to try on the fiddle! 

Cécile Corbel - Le bal des chats (The Cat Ball)

Fireflies - Cécile Corbel



This might be of interest to you. 

Les Poules Huppées (The Crested Hens) was composed by Gilles Chabenat - a French Hurdy Gurdy musician/composer.  I learned this tune from a old Winifred Horan video (can't find), but she did play with Solas - I had forgotten, so thanx! 

Anyway, here's a tutorial. 

Les Poules Huppées (Crested Hens) Tutorial - Katy Adelson

Mary Vanhoozer is a very talented, multi-instrumentalist here in the States, "especially passionate about 16th to early 18th century French dance music on the hurdy gurdy" ( 

Here's one of her original compositions, along with her take on "Crested Hens". 

The Whiskered Owl/Les Poules Huppées (The Crested Hens) - Mary Vanhoozer


Here's a totally different CRITTER tune, by the original composer of "Crested Hens"!

Le bel oiseau (The Beautiful Bird) - Gilles Chabenat


And, of course, I MUST mention the Classical Suite of 14 movements, by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns!  Here's samplings of all of them and more info at Wikipedia.

Le Carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of The Animals) - Saint-Saëns (Wikipedia)


...I won't chicken out - using Google Translate. 

Might even learn some of the French language by the time I'm through here. (lol) 

- Emily

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