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Sheet Music in PDF: Reel de mon Grand pere
Source (if known): Aimé Gagnon*
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*Notes: In a genre, Quebecois, famous for “crooked” tunes this tune is one of the ‘crookedest’, but well worth learning and playing.
Aimé Gagnon was born in 1921 in the village of Saint-Louis-de-Lotbinière, 80 km southwest of Quebec. After his marriage to Lisette Lemay in 1950, he formed a trio with his wife on the piano and his brother-in-law Marcel Lemay on the accordion. For more than 20 years, the Lemay-Gagnon trio would be part of all celebrations and birthdays. He was invited to participate in numerous international events such as the International Music Concil in Quebec in 1961, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington in 1976, the Gens du Quebec tour in Vancouver in 1986 and the Fiddle Tunes Festival in Port Townsend, Washington in 1996. Aimé Gagnon died on January 22, 1997.
His father, grandfather and several of his uncles were fiddlers. Very young, he would take his father’s violin and shut himself up in the living room with his brothers and each one played in turn since there was only one violin.
A fiddler who currently resumes his style and his repertoire well is Claude Méthé.