Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

154
Fiddle Lovers Online


pufling and Quebecois tunes

Posted by brian bishop on Friday, January 15, 2010

Taking a break from todays work which is putting in the purfling on my #141 viola and 142 violin.  Being kept company by tunes from Joseph Allard, Grand Violoneux, Hommage.  Cam 105.2  Great reissue cd of this super influential Quebecois fiddler.He is so smooth and has such a sweet tone.  I've learned many of the tunes off this cd but they are deceptively simple and I find trying to capture his phrasing and the clarity of his melodic lines very challenging. 

There is a companion book available with most of the tunes from the cd as well as a few others.  Most of the tunes seem fairly easy to adapt to different fiddle styles so I recommend it to people who want to add a few Quebecois tunes to their repertoire.

I've played many of these tunes for Contra dances with the Top Drawer String Band. I think there is only one crooked tune on the cd so if you want that kind of thing it's not on this cd.

Tonight, Solas is playing at the 10lb. Fiddle and I'm looking forward to hearing some great Irish tunes.

Well, breaks over so it's back to the work bench, slaving over a hot bending iron!



Be the first to comment on “pufling and Quebecois tunes”

You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.



More posts from brian bishop

Newest Posts

More >  

Hide these ads: join the Players Union!

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

3.515625E-02