Ottawa Valley Waltz
This is not a traditional Irish tune but it is a nice minor/major waltz that fits well in a set. I learned it from a 2001 recording by the Canadian band called Flapjack. The recording is titled "Old Time Bush Swing." They describe it as a clog waltz.
Also known under the name of Valse-clog Guilmette. Joseph Guilmette recorded it in 1930.
I’d offer the following slight revision to key sigs and a funky A note:
T: Ottawa Valley
e2|f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|c4 ^A2|F3 c de |
f2 Bc dB|f2 Bc dB|gb bg bg|g2 f3 e|
f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c2|B2 ^AB df|b2 a^g ab||
|:a2 g2 B2|c4 cB|A2 f2 A2|B3A B2|a2 g2 B2|
c2 f2 e2|[1 d3 c B2|A2 a^g ab:|[2 d2 cd fa|d’2 z2|]
Usually paired with:
Valse Clog Lacroix…
X: 2 “Valse-Clog De Joseph Guilmette”
Based on the transcription here:
Some also play the parts doubled again: AA/AA/BB/BB
the Valse- clog I am familiar with is basically the same as ceolachan’s but with a 3rd section of what sounds remarkably like a verse of ‘Ye Banks and Braes of Bonny Doon’ tagged on the end .sorry don’t have the transcription skills to reproduce it here- anyone else?