Catalina waltz

Also known as The Northumbrian.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Catalina has been added to 1 tune set.

Catalina has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Catalina
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D4 F2 | E4 FG | A4 F2 | D2 d3 c | B4 G2 | FG A3 B | AG F2 G2 | E6|
A3 BAF | G2 F2 E2 | D2 d3 A | B2 d4 | A3 BAB | A2 F2 G2 | E4 D2 | D6 :|
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 | D2 A3 G | F6 | D3 CDE | F2 G2 A2 |
B2 d3 c | B6 | B2 d3 e | d2 c2 B2 | A2 d3 B | A3 BAF | A2 d3 B | A2 F2 G2 |
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 | F4 EF | G4 FG | A3 FAB | =c2 B2 A2 |
B2 d3 c | B6 | B2 d3 e | d2 c2 B2 | A2 d3 B | A3 BAF | A2 d3 B | A2 F2 G2 |
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 | D6 |
X: 2
T: Catalina
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|D4 F2 | E4 FG | A4 F2 | D2 d3 c | B4 AG | FG A3 B | AG F2 G2 | E6|
A3 BAF | G2 F2 E2 | D2 d3 A | B2 d4 | A3 BAB | A2 F2 G2 | E4 D2 | D6 ||
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 | D2 A3 G | F6 | D3 CDE | F2 G2 A2 |
B2 d3 c | B6 | B2 d3 e | d2 c2 B2 | A2 d3 B | A3 BAF | A2 d3 B | A2 F2 G2 |
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 | F4 EF | G4 FG | A3 FAB | =c2 B2 A2 |
B2 d3 c | B6 | B2 d3 e | d2 c2 B2 | A2 d3 B | A3 BAF | A2 d3 B | A2 F2 G2 |
A,2 G3 F | E6 | A,2 G3 F | G2 F2 E2 ||"^exc last time" D6 |E6 | F6 | G2 F2 E2 ||
||"*last time" [2 "^last" D4 F2 | E4 FG | A4 F2 | D2 d3 c | B4 AG | FG A3 B | AG F2 G2 | E6|
A3 BAF | G2 F2 E2 | D2 d3 A | B2 d4 | A3 BAB | A2 F2 G2 | E4 D2 | D6 ] |

Eight comments

Catalina - Maurice Lennon/John Hurley

Blazin’ Fiddles - The Old Style
Iain, Catriona and Marc enjoyed playing this gorgeous tune in a relaxed moment during recording "The Old Style"
I have been playing backing guitar for a fiddle player who loves this tune.
It is my first posting on "The Session" and am hoping it works out!!!
Mikk

Question for Mikk

Hello, I hope it is OK to post this here - I noticed in your tunebook that you have posted the tune Catalina by Blazing fiddles and you mention that you back it with guitar. I am looking for some chords to back it and am not happy with what I have come up with. I don’t think it adds much.

So.. I am asking if you haveany suggestions as to what you play that you would be willing to share.

Thank you for reading this.

Mj

PS If anyone else reading this has any advice as to some innovative chords for this - I would be grateful.

Thanks

Re: Question for Mikk

You could send an email rather than posting a discussion. When you’re logged in there should be an option on any member’s profile page to send an email. You’re probably more likely to get onto someone that way.
Kjay

Re: Question for Mikk

Thank you Kjay

I looked for that but didn’t see any option to contact another member. I’d appreciate any advice on how to do this as well.

thank you

Mj

Re: Question for Mikk

I’ve had a bit of a brief muck about with it and this seems like one of the times when playing in DADGAD is going to be the way forward. Listening to what Marc Clements does on the Blazin Fiddles it sounds like he’s adopted some open tuning and has "split" the guitar strings - i.e. regards the the top two strings as primarily left as an open drone which are hit on the upstroke (except at the start, where they’re being used for some chords), the bass two strings as for playing simple & sparse bass lines (hit on the downstroke) and the middle two as sort of multi-purpose (mostly for "filling in" the chords). In this kind of tune the guitar doesn’t really want to be doing an awful lot, more sort of highlighting specific points & creating a low harmony line (poss with a high drone).

Theoretically, from here (particularly as you’ve got the dots) it shouldn’t be too hard to work out a guitar part - the IV chord is often more important in alot of Scottish Waltzs then the V chord, so quite a bit of Gmaj & Emin will probably be called for. You could also try DADGAD (or open D) with the capo at the 5th fret, that should produce interesting effects.

Re: Question for Mikk

thank you very much Andy, that’s an interesting point you raise about splitting the strings into three groups of 2. I’ll have a play around with this!

thanks

Mj

Catalina - Marc’s tuning

Both E’s down a tone to D’s, capo at fret seven, and there you have it!
Keith

Catalina, X:2

X: 2 - Maurice Lennon/John Hurley waltz, form as played by Stockton’s Wing. Difficult to notate, but it means the very last 4 bars of the B part are omitted the final time, and just go straight back to A part and end.