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Thread #63358   Message #1027983
Posted By: GUEST,Claymore
02-Oct-03 - 10:50 AM
Thread Name: Waltz Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway
Subject: Waltz Set List - 2003 FSGW Getaway
Below is a DRAFT Set List for the Waltz Class at the 2003 FSGW Getaway. It is a complilation of tunes used from last years class with the remainder made up of waltz tunes commonly played at Contra Dances in the Washington DC area.

What I am hoping to achieve is to create a dialog amonst those musicians who are most likely to play in the Open Band during the Waltz class. As usual, the fiddlers will have the final say, but most of these tunes are commonly available, especially in the Waltz Books I, II, and III by Bill Matthiesen. Please note that several of the tenative back-up players can back up almost any waltz which has a good lead fiddler. So if some of the fiddlers feel strongly about a given waltz not mentioned, bring it on.

Once this set list has been discussed in this thread, I plan to create a number of set copies of most, if not all of the finalized waltzes. Remember that the class is now scheduled for one hour, which should occupy about 7-10 waltzes, so we are not trying to create the all time MudCat list of favorite waltzes; just a set list we can all play for about one hour at the Getaway. Thanks, Don

Waltz Set List:

Ashokan Farewell

Far Away

Fanny Power/Young Jane/Gentle Maiden

Give Me Your Hand


Judy and Jims Wedding


Midnight on the Water

Norwegian Waltz

Planxty Irwin

Rose By The Door

Sheebeg and Sheemore

Star of the County Down

Sunday River waltz

Tennesee Waltz

Two Rivers

Utpick Waltz

Valse des Jeune Filles

Waltz Across Texas