Queen's Polka (2) (The)

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X:108 T:Queen's Polka [2], The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka B:Deloughery - Sliabh Luachra on Parade (1980, No. 108) N:From the playing of Terry Teahan Z:Patrick Cavanagh K:D E2 EF/A/|BA FE|D2 DE/F/|AF ED|E2 EF/A/|BA FA|B/c/d/B/ AF|E2 E2:| |Be ed/e/|fe dA|Bc de|dc BA|Be ed/e/|fe dA|B/c/d/B/ AF|E2 E2:||



QUEEN'S POLKA [2], THE. AKA and see "Maol Mountain," "Tom Barrett's (1)," “Top of the Maol (The).” Irish, Polka (2/4 or 4/4 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of Cork/Kerry. E Dorian (Teahan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Queen's Polka" is the name used for the polka by Terry Teahan (1905-1989). Teahan, originally from Gleantann, County Kerry, was a pupil of Sliabh Luachra fiddle great Padraig O'Keefe, and learned to play fiddle and concertina, although was perhaps best known for his accordion playing. He emigrated to Chicago in 1928, and was a fixture of the Irish music scene in that city. A tune called "Queen's Polka (1) (The)" is contained in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of the Hardy family (whose most famous member was novelist Thomas Hardy) of Dorset. The initial measures of the first part have some similarities to "Queen's Polka (2)," but they are not cognate.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Terry Teahan & Maida Sugrue [McCullough]. Teahan and fiddler Sugrue were both pupils of Pádraig O'Keeffe of County Kerry.

Printed sources : - Paul Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1980; No. 108. L.E. McCullough (The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor), 1987; No. 48.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0215, James Bryan - "The First of May." Rounder Records, Terry Teahan & Maida Sugrue - "Irish Music from Chicago."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]



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