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Joseph Allard

Joseph Allard (February 1, 1873 – November 14, 1947) was a Canadian fiddler and composer. He occasionally recorded under the pseudonym Maxime Toupin. Allard made many popular recordings, including Reel de l'Aveugle, Reel de Chateauguay, Reel de Jacques Cartier, and Reel du voyageur. During most of his life he was rarely in the public eye, and worked much of his life as a fisherman. After his recordings became popular, he was known as The Prince of Fiddlers.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 1, 1873 (Woodland), Died November 14, 1947 (Montreal)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor (Canada) 6062 10-in. Winter 1928 Reel du pêcheur Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) 6062[a] 10-in. Winter 1928 Quadrille de chez-nous Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) 7123 10-in. May 1931 or earlier Reel Lasalle Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) 7124 10-in. May 1931 or earlier Reel du commis de barre Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263531-A] 10-in. before 3/1/1929 Quadrille indien Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263531-B] 10-in. before 3/4/1929 Reel de Mme. Renault Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263543-A] 10-in. before 10/29/1928 Quadrille acadien Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263543-B] 10-in. before 10/29/1928 Le reel de la veuve Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263548-A] 10-in. before 12/26/1928 La mère blanche Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263548-B] 10-in. before 12/26/1928 Le reel de l'enfant Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263570-A] 10-in. approximately November 1928 Le reel du cultivateur Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263570-B] 10-in. approximately November 1928 Le reel du grand-père Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263586-A] 10-in. approximately January 1929 Reel du chauffeur Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263590-A] 10-in. June 1929 or earlier Quadrille de Beauharnois Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263590-B] 10-in. June 1929 or earlier Reel aux cheveux blancs Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263602-A] 10-in. 1929 Varsovienne Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263627-A] 10-in. September 1929 or earlier Quadrille Montcalm Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263627-B] 10-in. September 1929 or earlier Le reel du bédeau Joseph Allard Violin solo, with guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263657-A] 10-in. 1929 Reel du journalier Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263657-B] 10-in. December 1929 or earlier Le reel de mon Maton Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263674-A] 10-in. March 1930 or earlier Le reel de tuque bleue Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano and bombarde (jew's harp) instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263674-B] 10-in. February 1930 or earlier Marche polo Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263675-A] 10-in. March 1930 or earlier Reel Jacques Cartier Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano and bombarde instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263675-B] 10-in. March 1930 or earlier Reel de Ste-Anne Joseph Allard Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263715-A] 10-in. July 1930 or earlier Set de Vaudreuil Joseph Allard Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble and calls instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allard, Joseph," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116917.

Allard, Joseph. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116917.

"Allard, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116917

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