Eastern Township Waltz
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EASTERN TOWNSHIP WALTZ, THE. Canadian, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The Eastern Townships region is in southeast Quebec Province, below the St. Lawrence River and was largely settled by the pioneers from the British Isles in the early 1800's though now is populated predominently by French-Canadians.
Source for notated version: Henri Landry (Pontbriand, near Thetford Mines, Quebec) [Carlin]. Landry learned the tune from Fortunat Vachon, a local fiddler and one of Landry's mentors.
Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 90, p. 58.
Recorded sources: Philo FI2002, "Henri Landry" (1975). Henri Landry - "Fiddler from the Eastern Townships" (1996). Transatlantic The Leader Tradition LTRA 508, Andrew Cronshaw - "Wade in the Flood" (1978).