RESCHEDULED to Sunday Aug 20

Message from Will:

Dear friends who love to Waltz,

Mark your calendars for 5.00 pm, Sunday, August 20, 2023. We are organizing our ninth annual Flash Waltz in the lovely Portland Peninsula Park Rose Garden. This fun, community event is free and open to everyone who would like to dance and enjoy the ambiance of shady grass lanes surrounded by roses and beautiful music. Join The Peninsula Park Rose Garden Waltz Band for this one-of-a-kind community event.

Here are the details:

The one hour or so Flash Waltz will be in the Northwest corner of The Portland Peninsula Park Rose Garden, near the rose garden entrance across the street from 6103 N. Albina Ave on Sunday, August 20 promptly at 5:00 pm. 


Try to find a parking spot and be setting up in the garden at 4:15pm. Bring a chair, music stand, and clips to hold your sheet music in the wind.

In order to use the park without a permit - All music must be acoustic, no alcohol and the event is free. If you have questions or would like to be added to our Flash Waltz contact list email Will:

Here is the playlist. The order will be Give Me Your Hand, My Cape Breton Home, etc., ending with Ashokan Farewell.

Here are some harmonies, mostly by Sally Joughin.

Here are some youtube versions to practice along with. You should be able to use the youtube setting icon to adjust the playback speed. Please note that the normal speed of the youtube version may be faster or slower than the speed we are aiming for.