Spellbound Waltz played on grandad’s fiddle

On recent visit to Camano Island (Washington) to visit cousin Joe Parks, his wife, Suzi, recorded me playing Spellbound Waltz on my grandfather’s fiddle. (A fiddle that she, as a wonderful surprise, presented to me because she, sadly, can no longer play.) I hadn’t seen the fiddle in more than 35 years, and it hadn’t been played for a long time, so it took a while to get it to stay in tune.

spellbound_waltz_camanoJoe and Suzi had never heard the melody, so I played it — a tune I composed (B-flat, G-minor) in honor of my parents who were killed aboard their sailboat, Spellbound. I didn’t know she would be posting the video online (What isn’t posted online these days?), otherwise I might have asked for a do-over. But it’s OK, all things considered. I like the sound of Grandpa Edwards’ fiddle. It will get better with playing. . . . Once I get those darned turners fixed.

Watch/listen to Spellbound Waltz

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About Polishing Your Prose

Larry M Edwards is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, editor and publishing consultant. He is the author of three books, and has edited dozens of nonfiction and fiction book manuscripts. Under Wigeon Publishing, he has produced six books. As author, "Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss" won First Place in the San Diego Book Awards in 2012 (unpublished memoir) and 2014, Best Published Memoir. The book has also been nominated for a number of awards, including: Pulitzer Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, Washington State Book Award, and One Book, One San Diego. As Editor, "Murder Survivor’s Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources" won the Gold Award in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, Self-Help. For a sample edit and cost estimate, contact Larry: larry [at] larryedwards [dot] com -- www.larryedwards.com -- www.dareicallitmurder.com -- www.wigeonpublishing.com
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