Gullane Polka (1)

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GULLANE POLKA [1]. AKA and see "Guillane (The)," "Sliabh Luachra (The)." Irish, Polka(s). Ireland; Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border, Kenmare. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Often played in a medley with "Gullane Polka (2)", known collectively as the "Gullane Polkas," although source O'Leary paired #1 with "Jack Sweeney's." Gullane is a hamlet just outside of the west Kerry border town of Rathmore.

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region, Kerry), recorded in recital a Na Piobairi Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan].

Printed sources: Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 96, p. 37. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 45, p. 27. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 8 (appears as "The Guillane Polka").

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF 092, Julia and Billy Clifford - "Ceol as Sliabh Luachra" (titled after Johnny O'Leary, from whom the had the tune). GN1, Joe Thoma - "Up the Track: Traditional Music from Kenmare."

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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