O'Sullivan's Polka (1)

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O'SULLIVAN'S (POLKA). AKA - "Sullivan's." AKA - "Moving Bog (4)." Irish, Polka. Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry Border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune, named after Thaldo Sullivan, is played slower than a standard polka.

Source for notated version: Thaldo Sullivan via accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra), the latter recorded by Breadan Breathnach in Kerry, November, 1970 [Moylan].

Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 8, p. 6.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn CEF 092, Julia and Billy Clifford - "Ceol as Sliabh Luachra." RTE DC174, "The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master Pádraig O'Keeffe" (recorded in 1949). Spin CD1001, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - "The Smoky Chimney" (1996. Learned from a recording made by Seamus Ennis for Radio Eireann of the playing of Sliabh Luachra fiddle master Pádraig O'Keeffe).

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




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