Annotation:Scartaglen Polka (2)

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X: 1 T:Scartaglen Polka [2], The T:Scairteach an Ghlinne T:John Egan's S:as recorded by Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan D:Sceal Eile, Mulligan LUNCD 059, 1993, track 9, tune 3 N:transcribed by Alan Ng without ornaments Z:id:ng-other-12 Transcribed by Alan Ng July 6, 2000 R:polka E:12 M:2/4 L:1/16 F: K:DMaj A2F2 A4|B2G2 B4|cBAB c2d2|e2d2 BcdB| A2F2 A4|B2G2 B4|cBAB c2d2|e2d2 d4:|* |:A2d2 f4|f2e2 e4|e2f2 g2a2|b2a2 a2g2| f3f f2g2|f2e2 e4|e2f2 g2c2|e2d2 d4:|**

SCARTAGLEN POLKA [2]. AKA and see AKA and see “Danny Green's,” “Darby's Cross,” “Fleadh Cheol Polka (2),” “John Clifford's Polka (1),” “John Egan's Polka (2)," "Tripping to the Well.” Irish, Polka (2/4 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’B: AABB: AABB' (Roche). Scartaglen is the name of a village in Sliabh Luachra, County Kerry, some 12 miles northeast of Killarney and close to the town of Castleisland. An antecedent version of the piece appears as an untitled "old set tune" in Frank Roche's Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2 (1912, No. 300). "Scartaglen Polka" is played paired with “Denis Murphy's Polka (1)” by source Johnny O’Leary. Matt Cranitch suggests pairing it with “Top of the Maol (The).”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - learned from John Clifford by accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region, Kerry), recorded in Killarney, May, 1987 [Moylan].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 78. Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. II), 1976; No. 109 (appears as untitled polka). Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 71. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 41, p. 25 and No. 110, pp. 63-64 (two versions). Frank Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 300, p. 46 (untitled set tune).

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEF 092, Julia & Billy Clifford - “Coel as Sliabh Luachra” (appears as “Darby’s Cross”). Gael-Linn CEF 132, Johnny O’Leary - “An Calmfhear/The Trooper” (1989. Appears as “John Clifford’s”). Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Johnny O’Leary’s - “The Rushy Mountain” (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings). Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, The Billy Clifford Trio - “The Rushy Mountain” (1994. Appears as “Danny Green’s”. A reissue CD of Topic recordings from Sliabh Luachra musicians). RTE CD183, Denis Murphy & Johnny O'Leary - "Music from Sliabh Luachra" (1995, recorded in 1949). Topic 12T311, John & Julia Clifford - “Humours of Lisheen” (1977. Appears as “John Clifford’s”). Topic 12T312, “Billy Clifford” (appears as “Danny Green’s”).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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