Up and Away (3)

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UP AND AWAY [3]. AKA and see "Casey's," "McKenna's Polka No. 1," "Suas Leat." Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning (fddler). AABB. This polka is the first tune in a medley of two on an influential 78 RPM recording of the tune made by flute player John McKenna (1880-1947), originally from County Leitrim (see also “Up and Away (1)”, the 2nd tune in the medley).

John McKenna & Michael Gaffney

County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman recorded the polka in New York in 1924, the first tune in a medley entitled "Casey's."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 136.

Recorded sources: Decca 12042A (78 RPM), John McKenna & Michael Gaffney (1934. Appears as 1st tune in "Medley of Polkas--Up and Away"). Folkways FW 8821, McKenna & Gaffney - "Irish Dance Music" (1973).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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