Hommage A Pigeon reel

Also known as Hommage à Pigeon, Hommage Aux Frères Pigeon.

Hommage A Pigeon has been added to 3 tune sets.

Hommage A Pigeon has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Hommage A Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: "Bm"B4 f4 | "Em"ef ed "F#"c4 | c2 cc "Bm"d2 dd | "F#"Bc dB cf ed |
"Bm"B4 f4 | "Em"ef ed "F#"c4 | c2 cc "Bm"d2 dd |1 "F#"cd cF B2 F2:|2 "F#"cd cF BF Bc ||
|: "Bm" d2 cd "Em"ed cd | "Bm"BF DE "F#"FF Bc | "Bm"d2 "Em"cd ed cd | "Bm"BF DE Ff ff |
"Em"e2 cf e2 cf |"Bm"d2 Bf d2 Bf |1 "F#"c2 fd c2 F2 | "Bm"Bc de fd Bc :|2 "F#"c2 F2 fe dc | "Bm"BB df b4 ||
2
X: 2
T: Hommage A Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: ~B3B f3f | efed ~c3B | c2c2 d2d2 | BcdB cfed |
~B3B f3f | efed ~c3B | c2c2 d2d2 |1 cdcA cAFA :|2 cdcA BABc ||
|: (3ded cd edcd | BFDF BABc | (3ded cd edcd | BFDF Bfff |
(3efe cf (3efe cf | d/e/f Bf d/e/f Bd | (3cdc Ac fedc |1 Bcde fdBc :|2 dBdf b3e ||
3
X: 3
T: Hommage A Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: ~B3B ~f3f | efed ~c3e | c2c2 d2d2 | BcdB cfed |
~B3B ~f3f | efed ~c3e | c2c2 d2d2 |1 Bdfd BAFA :|2 Bdfd BABc ||
|: d2cd edcd | BFDE FABc | d2cd edcd | BFDE Fff2 |
e2cf e2ce | d2Be d2Bd | c2Bc fedc |1 Bcde fdBc :|2 dBdf b4 ||

Four comments

Hommage A Pigeon

I first heard this tune in Ashland, Oregon at a Quebecois session attended by many of the local Irish session players. This tune adds an interesting twist to the usual Irish set. I like the Bm key for a bit of a change.

Hommage à Pigeon

Composed by Philippe Bruneau.

Apparently he composed around 300 tunes:
https://www.wikiwand.com/fr/Philippe_Bruneau_(musicien)

Presumably written for one or more musicians of the Pigeon family (e.g., Arthur Pigeon, Philias Pigeon, and/or Marcel Pigeon).

See also:
https://thesession.org/tunes/17564

Almost identical setting here, with the only difference being in the last bar of the first repeat in the B Part, where they have "Bcde fcBc" instead of "Bcde fdBc":
http://www.lafamilleleger.com/la-bote-pitons

La Famille Leger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSGycUkOec

Hommage Aux Frères Pigeon, X:3

From the playing of Jordan Bélanger and Annie Belleau.