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 a tune by this name.

Les Frères Pigeon has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2 |: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3B | c2f2 c2f2 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3g f2e2 |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B2B2 ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d6B2 | Affa f2d2 | A3A ABAF | G3e e2e2 |
e3e eAce |1 a2g2 c2BA | f2d2 c2B2 :|2 a3g B2c2 | dfec d2F2 |]
X: 2
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2 |: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3B | c2~f2 c2~f2 |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3f f2(3efe |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B2B2 ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d6B2 | Affd f2d2 | A4 ABAF | G3e e2d2 |
e4 eAce |1 a2g2 e2dc | gfe2 d2B2 :|2 a^gag b2g2 | dfec d2F2 |]
X: 3
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2 |: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B3c d3B | Bfff Bfff |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2d2 | f3g f2(3efe |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B4 ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d6B2 | Affe f2d2 | A4 ABAF | G3e e2^d2 |
e4 cAce |1 b2a2 e2f2 | gfe2 d2B2 :|2 agab g2e2 | dfec d2F2 |]
X: 4
T: Les Frères Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
F2 |: Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | B2Bc d2cB | c2ff c2ff |
Bcdc B2F2 | Bcdc B2F2 | f3g f2(3efe |1 d2c2 B2F2 :|2 d2c2 B3 c/B/ ||
|: A3a a2f2 | d6f2 | affa f2d2 | A4 ABAF | G3e e2d2 |
e4 BAce |1 a2g2 e2=f2 | f3e dedB :|2 a2ag e2c2 | dfec d2F2 |]

Three 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.