Les Frères Pigeon reel

Also known as The Pigeon Brothers’, The Pigeon Brothers, Reel Du Répertoire Des Frères Pigeon, Répertoire Famille Pigeon, Répertoire Les Frères Pigeon.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Les Frères Pigeon has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3B | c~f3 c~f3 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3g (3fgf e2 |1 (3ded c2 B2F2 :|2 (3ded c2 B2 (3BcB ||
|: A2 ~a3a f2 | ~d3d d2B2 | Affa f2d2 | A4 ABAF |
G2 e4 f2 | ~e3e cAce | a2g2 B2c2 |1 f2 (3ded c2 (3BcB :|2 dfec d2F2 ||
2
X: 2
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcdc (3BcB F2 | Bcdc (3BcB F2 | B3c d3B | c2(3fff c2(3fff |
Bcdc (3BcB F2 | Bcdc (3BcB F2 | f3g (3fgf e2 |1 ~d2~c2 B2F2 :|2 ~d2~c2 B2B2 ||
|: A2 a4 f2 | d4 d2 (3BcB | Affa ~f2d2 | A3A ABAF | G3A e2{d}e2 |
{d}e4 ~A2ce |[1 ~a2 ~g2 e2c2 | ~f2~d2 ~c2~B2 :|[2 a2g2 B2c2 | dfec d2F2 ||
3
X: 3
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3B | c2f2 c2f2 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3g f2e2 |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B2^A2 ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d4 c2B2 | Affe f2d2 | A3A ABAF | G3e e2f2 |
g3e cAce |1 agfe dcBA | f2d2 c2B2 :|2 agfe d2c2 | dfec d2F2 ||
4
X: 4
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3c | B~f3 B~f3 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2d2 | f3g f2e2 |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B2cB ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d4 c2B2 | Affd f2d2 | A4 ABAF | G3e e2^d2 |
e4 eAce |1 b2a2 g2e2 | f2e2 d2B2 :|2 a2g2 e2c2 | dfec d2F2 ||
5
X: 5
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d2B2 | c2f2 c2f2 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3g f2e2 | d2c2 B2^A2 :|
|: A2 a4 f2 | d6 B2 | A2fg f2d2 | A4 ABAF | G2E2 e4 |
e2A2 c2e2 |1 a2f2 e2a2 | f2d2 c2B2 :|2 a2g2 e2c2 | d4 d4 |]

Five comments

Re: Les Frères Pigeon

As the title suggests, the tune is from the Pigeon Brother’s repertoire. Not sure whether they composed it or not. This likely refers to Marcel Pigeon and Phylias Pigeon, twin brothers, and grandsons of Quebec accordionist Arthur Pigeon. Which would also explain the resemblance to Reel Eugene, as Arthur was known to play this one. See here: http://www.lafamilleleger.com/dr-squeeze-blog/2014/4/5/joseph-arthur-pigeon-1884-1966

Les Frères Pigeon, X:2

Variations pulled from the Brock McGuire Band, Tidal Wave, and a few more on top of that.

Les Frères Pigeon, X:1 & X:2

Adjusted X1 to be from The Brock McGuire Band, and, X2 from Tidal Wave.

X3 & X4 are some variations onto these settings.