Ballydesmond Polka (3)

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 Theme code Index    3217bL 257b5
 Also known as    Gneevequilla Polka, Tom Billy's Polka (1)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    2/4
 History    IRELAND(Munster)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Jordan
 Book/Manuscript title    Whistle and Sing!
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1975
 Artist    Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford
 Title of recording    Star Above the Garter
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Claddagh CC5
 Year recorded    1973
 Media    
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BALLYDESMOND POLKA [3]. AKA and see "Gneevequilla Polka," "Tom Billy's Polka (1)." Irish, Polka. Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. A Mixolydian: A Dorian (Harker/Rafferty, Mallinson, Taylor/Tweed). Standard tuning. AABB. The last of the trio of tunes known as "The Ballydesmond Polkas."

Sources for notated versions: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 3); No. 73. Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; 18. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 36, p. 139. Crantich (Irish Session Tunes: The Red Book), 2000; 36. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 284, p. 91. Jordan (Whistle and Sing!), 1975; 45 (b). Mallinson (100 Irish Polkas), 1997; No. 43, p. 17. Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978, No. 8. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 59, p. 34. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No.11 in polka section (appears as untitled polka). Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed's Irish Choice), 1994; p. 34. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with Armagh Pipers Club, vol. 2), 20 (c).

Recorded sources: Claddagh CC5, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford – "The Star Above the Garter" (1973). RTE CD174, "The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master Padraig O'Keeffe" (appears as "Tom Billy's").

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


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