Ballinafad Polka (The)
T:The Ballinafad Polka
B2 B/c/B/A/ | BG G>B | AG FG | AB cA | B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/ |
BG G>B | AG FE | D2 DB/c/ || d>e dB | cA Ad/c/ | BG EF | GF ED |
B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/ | BG G>E | DG F/G/A | G2G2 |: b2 b/a/g/f/ |
g3d | f2 f/e/d/B/ | c3 d/c/ | BG gd | cA B/c/d | e2 fa | g2g2 :||
BALLINAFAD POLKA, THE. Irish, Polka. G Major. Standard tuning. ABCC. Paddy Ryan notes the McDonaghs were Larry (1911-1984) and Michael Joe (1904-1988), a flute and fiddle brother duo who had an extensive repertoire of rare tunes inherited from past generations of local musicians, and an 'old' style of playing.
Source for notated version: the McDonagh brothers (Ballinafad, County Sligo) [Treoir].
Printed source: Treoir, No. 2, vol. 33, 2001; pg. 28.
Recorded source: CCE, "The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends" (1988).