Lacroix's Waltz Clog

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LACROIX'S WALTZ CLOG. AKA - "Valse-Clog Lacroix," "Valse-Clog de Henri Lacroix." French-Canadian, Waltz (-Clog). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The waltz-clog was a dance form which had some currency as a novelty around the turn of the 20th century. It is a historical tap step with Irish and German roots. popularized by stage performer Pat Rooney in the late 19th century. The basic step combines a Step, Suffle and Ball Change in a 3/4 time rhythm.

Henri Lacroix

Source for notated version: harmonica player Henri Lacroix (1895-1962) [Carlin, Hart & Sandell].

Printed sources: Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 103, p. 64. Hart & Sandell (Dance se soir), 2001; No. 55, p. 90.

Recorded sources: Folkways Records RBF 115, Henri Lacroix – "Masters of French Canadian Music 4" (various artists).




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