Annotation:Jenny Bell Polka

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JENNY BELL('S) POLKA. English, Polka. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A 48-bar polka. Alistair Anderson (1976) says it is a popular polka throughout the North East (England). Peter Kennedy recorded the tune in the 1950's from the playing of Northumbrian piper Jack Armstrong (1904-1978), who had the tune from his father Robert's (also a piper) manuscript collection.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 143.

Recorded sources : - Front Hall FHR-08, Alastair Anderson - "Traditional Tunes" (1976). Saydisc CD-SDL 416, Jack Armstrong - "Bagpipes of Britain and Ireland" (1996). Topic 12TS388, High Level Ranters - "Four in a Bar" (1979).

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