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PEG RYAN'S. AKA and see “Egan's Polka (1),” “Kerry Polka (1) (A).” Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Taylor/Tweed): AABBCC (Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham, Miller & Perron). Peg Ryan is a musician from Murroe, east County Limerick. The polka is also well-known played in D Major.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 4), 1976; No. 77 (appears as “Egan’s”). Mac Amhlaoibh & Durham (An Pota Stoir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne—The Set Dance Music of West Kerry), No. 50, p. 32. Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978; No. 17. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 134. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed’s Irish Choice), 1994; p. 35.

Recorded sources: Global Village C-502, Martin Mulvihill – "Humors of Glin" (1986. Last in set of three untitled polkas).




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