John Walsh's (1)

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JOHN WALSH'S [1]. AKA and see "Derrygallen Bridge (The)," "Newmarket Polka (1)," "Walshe's Polka (2)." Irish, Polka. G Major (Moylan): A Major (Mallinson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Fiddler John Walsh is from Derrygallen, near Kanturk, County Cork, and has composed several slides and polkas that have entered tradition, including this one. In 1999 he was described (by Jackie Daly via Paul de Grae) as being in his 60's, and as being a nice, quiet, shy man.

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].

Printed sources: Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 64, p. 24. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 260, p. 149.

Recorded sources:

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

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