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Helen Origins: Gaelic Waltz - Alan Stivell - Gaeltacht (32) RE: Origins: Gaelic Waltz - Alan Stivell - Gaeltacht 17 Feb 19

Thanks kenny. I'll look at that one. I was surprised not to have found a reference to the tune on The Session, but maybe the connection to the Gaelic Waltz was not made yet.

Iains, I looked at Alan Stivell's forum and even registered for it, but I wanted to try to search for any reference to the tune, which will take a bit of time because the search came up with a lot of forum topics to look through.

Alan Stivell responds personally to questions. This idea is a bit overwhelming for me because I have been listening to his music for decades. I'm a bit star-struck, I have to admit, and if anyone asks me about my harp playing I'll have to confess that despite owning a harp for some decades I am still just an amateur with reasonable chord playing skills and limited melody-with-chord skills - mainly because I don't practise enough and I only had a teacher for a short time back in the late '80's. Not making excuses. But I'll be retiring in a few weeks and brushing up on harp skills is near the top of my to-do list.

leeneia, I agree. It never did sound like a waltz to me, but Stivell chose a number of melodies for the medley from different geographic areas and he may have named it incorrectly as a waltz.

Further research will be undertaken, I promise, when I get home from work this afternoon.

Thanks everyone.

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