A good example of a broken rhythm reel found in Quebec fiddle playing.
The composer was a French-Canadian fiddle-player Louis Boudreault (1905-1988) who had a great influence on the folk music of the region.
The tune is named after the composer’s aunt, a step-dancer.
I think we can take it that this tune is intended for step-dancing and should be accompanied by the intricate foot-tapping found in Quebecois folk music.
Another broken rhythm reel to follow "Cédulie" is Boudreault’s "Le Capitaine du 22è Régiment", which I shall post soon.
Both these tunes were originally notated in 2/4 with lots of 1/16 notes. It is more convenient to have them here in 4/4 and 1/8 notes.
Listen to Le reve du queteaux tremblay as performed by La bottine souriante - very similar.
An mp3 of this tune can be downloaded from this webpage:
A direct link to the mp3 download is
It will be in your browser cache, so drag it to the desktop, rename it and add the mp3 extension.
BG G2 BGBG|DGBG ABcd|e2 ce dAGd|cBAc BGdA|
BG G2 DGBG|ABcd e2 ce|dcBd cBag|1 fdef g2 dA:|2 [M:2/4] fdef||
|:[M:4/4] g2 dg Bgdg|g2 bgvagfg|ea a2 eaca|\
[M:5/4] ea cag f ed ef|
[M:4/4] gd d2 Bdba|gfed cBAB|1 [M:3/4] cd eg fa:|2 [M:3/4] cd eg fa| [M:2/4] g2 dA||