Buddy Furey's Polka

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BUDDY FUREY'S/FURY'S POLKA (Polca Bhodaí Uí Fhoirréidh). Irish, Polka. A Mixolydian (Breathnach): A Major (Black, Mulvihill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Buddy Fury was a musician from County Limerick; the title is Mulvihill's, from the first musician he heard play the tune.

Source for notated version: the late fiddler Martin Mulvihill (Bronx, New York) [Black, Breathnach].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 328, p. 175. Breathnach (CRE III), 1985; No. 71, p. 35. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 7, p. 113 (appears as "Buddy Fury's Polka").

Recorded sources: Green Linnet Records SIF 1012, "Martin Mulvihill" (1978).




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