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FESTIVAL WALTZ. Bluegrass, Waltz. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA (Brody): ABB' (Matthiesen). Composed (copyrighted 1972) by Kenny Baker, longtime fiddler for Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. It has become a popular "contest" waltz, prone to embellishment.

Source for notated version: Bo Bradham (Charlottesville, VA) [Matthiesen].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pp. 103–104. Brody (Kenny Baker: Fiddle), 1979. Matthiesen (Waltz Book II), 1995; pp. 18–19.

Recorded sources: American Heritage 516, Jana Greif- "I Love Fiddlin'". County 736, Kenny Baker- "Kenny Baker Country." County 2705, Kenny Baker - "Master Fiddler." Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association, Lyman Enloe (b. 1906, Mo.). Rounder 0046, Mark O'Conner- "National Junior Fiddle Champion." Ruthie Dornfeld - "American Cafe Orchestra." Pete Jung & Bo Bradham- "Moving Clouds.

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