Annotation:Ballydesmond Polka (2)

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BALLYDESMOND POLKA [2]. AKA and see "Donal DeBarra's Polka," "Jib Polka," "Keep Your Eye on the Linspin," "Maurice Manley's Polka," "O'Keeffe's Polka (3)." Irish, Polka (2/4 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A polka version of "Maurice Manley's," played as a polka and a slide.

The Scottish reel "Lord Mauchline" is a generally similar tune, though whether it is cognate is debatable.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Drew Beisswenger with Connie O'Connell (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 88. Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; 18. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 117. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1988; p. 139. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 35. Jordan (Whistle and Sing), 1975; 45(a). Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 42, p. 16. Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978; No. 7. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 126. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 58, p. 34. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 10 in polka section (appears as untitled polka). Perlman (Melodic Clawhammer Banjo), 1979; p. 61. Vallely (Play Tin Whistle with the Armach Pipers Club), vol. 2; 20(b).

Recorded sources : - Claddagh CC5, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford - "The Star Above the Garter" (1973).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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