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PRIMROSE POLKA. Scottish, English, Irish; Polka. G Major (Carlin): D Major (Callaghan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. "Primrose Polka" was omposed by button accordion player Robert ‘Bobby’ Brown [1] (d. 1993), a member of Adam Rennie’s Quartet. Although the word ‘polka’ is in the title, it has more the feel of a schottische or barn dance. The melody has been recorded by Scottish accordion player and bandleader Jimmy Shand and English melodeon player Bob Cann (Dartmoor). It was also a favorite of the 1950's era Kilfenora Céilí Band, and was immensely popular with their audiences.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kilfenora Céilí Band [Treoir].

Printed sources : - Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 68. Carlin (Master Collection of Dance Music for the Violin), 1984; No. 5, p. 17. Treoir, vol. 41, No. 2, 2009; p. 19.

Recorded sources : - Beltona Records, Adam Rennie and his Scottish Country Dance Quartet - "Strict Tempo Scottish Country Dance Music from the 1950's." KCB 100, Kilfenora Céilí Band - "Century" (2009). Parlophone GEP8828, Jimmy Shand – “A Swirl of the Kilt No. 2.” Parlophone CE 14038, Adam Rennie and His Scottish Country Dance Band (78 RPM). Topic TSCD467, “The Complete Brass Monkey.” Veteran VT 138CD, Bob Cann – “Proper Job!” Veteran VT 144CD, Jack Rice, Les Rice & Mark Bazeley – “Merrymaking.”

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Adam Rennie's recording at the Internet Archive [3][4]

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