Florence Killen's Waltz
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FLORENCE KILLEN'S WALTZ. AKA and see "Gotell's Waltz." Canadian, Waltz. Canada, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Nova Scotia champion fiddler Clifford Manley in honor of Nova Scotia musician Florence Killen. Manly was a 2013 inductee into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame and was a frequent contestant in the Canadian Open Old-time Fiddle Championships in Shelburne, Quebec, including three consecutive first-place finishes in his age group from 2002 to 2004.
The alternate title, "Gotell's Waltz" (for a local fiddling family) is from south Kings County, PEI. See also Florence Killen's own composition "River John Sunset Waltz."
Source for notated version: Eddy Arsenault (b. 1921, St. Chrysostom, East Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 167.