Veleta Waltz

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VELETA WALTZ. AKA – "Valeta (The)," “Valeta Waltz.” English, Waltz. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "The Veleta" (Spanish for "weather vane") was composed by Arthur Morris (Leeds, Yorkshire) in 1899, who also choreographer a special sequence dance to go with it that remained popular on programs for many years. There are many forms of the tune and dance, and various spellings of the name, and it was quite popular in Britain and Canada. Scottish accordion player and bandleader Jimmy Shand recorded it as “Valeta Waltz.” It was also recorded in 1929 by Scottish accordionist William Hannah.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway – “Consider the Source” (2008. Learned from accordion player John Nolan).




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