A great quebecoise tune, composed and played by a master.
You can directly access Allard’s recording via this link: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/m2/f7/12544.mp3
I think to get the style of this music it is essential to listen to the recording, and any others by him or his modern musical descendants.
This music has a real punchy feel and rhythm to it, and - what is characteristic of the style - the fairly intricate foot tapping that goes with it. You need to see the music performed live in order to see how the foot tapping is done. A couple of years ago I attended a workshop on French-Canadian music, and even then I couldn’t really pick it up - but then I’ve never been a natural foot-tapper.
A separate point about Allard’s 1928 recording - the strong string tone from his fiddle. He would have been using gut strings at that time, except possibly the E, but even then many players preferred to use a gut E. Until you’ve tried a gut E you don’t know what you’re missing!
Here is Carignan playing that tune ( N.B. Carignan was a student of Jos Allard) :