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French Canadian Fiddle Tunes
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"Eloi Leblanc - Grandfather of Acadien Fiddle"

 

 

Acadian Fiddle 

Artists by region & a very impressive tune list with notation!

https://www.acadianfiddle.com/ 

 

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@Cajun Fiddle -

Are you still fiddling? 

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Found a marvelous, old, traditional ACADIAN tune - it's the 1st of 2 tunes, pronounced in the video, but I don't know how to spell it (almost sounds like 'La Sala De'?)!  Has a Celtic feel to it, but definitely unique!  Performed by, "La famille LeBlanc" (New Brunswick). 

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...the 2nd tune is also nice, can't look for sheet music (don't know the names), but the 1st tune is now on my "THE LIST" to learn. (lol) 

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Cajun Fiddle said
I mainly practice easy stuff so I do not feel too miserable, lol! Still, tunes have to be fun or pretty. Here's one of them... La valse des bois or The Forest Waltz

video

Score

Once on the page, just clic on the little sheet thumbnail on the page so you

can get the song. :)

Or if you prefer a PDF format sheet  with MP3, go here

Valse des Bois

Songs are listed alphabetically so go down towards the end of page

you will find the song .PDF and the MP3.

Now if you ever feel for something more cheerful, here's a reel that I like a lot. I don't play it yet but I wish I will one day. Le Reel Du Pendu or The Hangman's Reel played by Nicolas Babineau.

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Reel Du Pendu

To get the free copyright music sheet

Reel Partition

Have fun!  ('‿')

  

Just wanted to make sure this post didn't get lost where I found it. 

GREAT FRENCH CANADIAN MUSIC HERE!

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I've been fiddling around today, playing tunes that are way too cheerful. (lol) 

One is by Don Messer (Down East Style) - "Old French" (aka. Rambler's Hornpipe). 

Here's a great tutorial from Julia Plumb (at Free Fiddle Lesson). 

 

And I've been meaning to learn "Reel de Montréal" - here's another great tutorial by Julia Plumb (at Free Fiddle Lesson). 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/57/e9/7c/57e97c6591525e9a381e614bfd587963.jpg

 

 

 

...enough Québécois happy for me, today! 

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Wow, how did I miss this thread?  Will need to explore it more in depth wheb I get back to the land if unlimited bandwidth

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"...what are CRITTER tunes good for?"

PLAYING!!!  .     😁

 

so start another party with one!   chop chop!!

 

🦫🐔🐇🦆🦡

 

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@elcbk said "..I'm surprised YOU haven't started a "Duck" or "Flying Critter" Party, by now. (lol) "

ok.. a duck party!   BUT. you have to join too!!  🙂  🦆  or maybe. 🦉!!

 

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@ELCBK said
 

Something Fowl is going on here. (lol)

Not to be Turkey  but hopefully you wont chicken  out!   Everyone could really toss the feathers and raise a rafter or 2 with this fowl party. facepalm

OWL see what i can put together. 

oh boy..

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@elcbk said "...Think I should've started a Canadian Critters Thread? "

idk.. may be informative to show differences.  I havent explored that as much as old time & irish.

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@ABitRusty -

Copied your Critters & moved my French Canadian Critter tune posts to here. 🤗

Canadian Critter Tunes Thread

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Almost forgot I wanted to add this Play-along sheet music video for Philippe Bruneau's Québécois Reel, "Le 24 Juin Reel" (fiddle castro). 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/47/6c/06/476c06cbc4d3331023f5ab2ee5a4455f.jpg

 

Really nice tune - changes from major to minor & back! 

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@ABitRusty -

Have you tried this tune, La Belle Catherine

Really nice André Brunet tutorial! 

La Belle Catherine is one of the most popular Québécois fiddles tunes you will hear. This version of the traditional tune is from the playing of Louis “Pitou” Boudreault, a great Québécois fiddler who’s music rose to prominence in the 1970’s.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/db/42/88/db428815c465687387bc4cff352be341.jpg

 

 

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I have to keep a closer eye on Le Vent du Nord - the more I listen to their music, the more I realize they have a little special magic happening!

"Dans l'eau-de-vie de l'arbre"!

 

In the tree's brandy (?)  Watch out, this is googly for ya. (lol) 

It was upon realizing that the band had no songs about maple syrup that Nicolas rolled up his sleeves to finally stick to it. We pay tribute here to the first nations peoples of Quebec, who were the first to boil maple water (it is, as with many recipes, a rather strange idea at the base!) and to the countries we share today. Let this sap be that of life, that of a society, that which we choose and shape, at the heart of all humans in our corner of the world. The "Reel du caribou", which Olivier found to accompany the song, comes straight from Jean Carignan's repertoire. Syrup and Carignan: two essential foods. 

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Well, no wonder I like it - a version of "Reel du Caribou"!  

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Ran across a nice little French Canadian tune, "The Grand Chain", shared by Bruce Bauman, who's surprisingly from a little place in the middle of Michigan (middle of nowhere) - where I actually lived for a year! 

 

 

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