Ballinafad Polka (The)

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 Theme code Index    3331 27L24
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    ABCC
 Book/Manuscript title    Treoir No. 2 vol. 33
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 28
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2001
 Artist    McDonagh
 Title of recording    McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    CCE
 Year recorded    1988
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X:1 T:The Ballinafad Polka M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Polka S:Treoir K:G 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 :|| </abc>

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).