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PRIMROSE POLKA. Scottish, English; Polka. G Major (Carlin): D Major (Callaghan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. Composed 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 Jimmy Shand and English melodeon player Bob Cann (Dartmoor).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 68. Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 5, p. 17.

Recorded sources: Beltona Records, Adam Rennie and his Scottish Country Dance Quartet - "Strict Tempo Scottish Country Dance Music from the 1950's." 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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