Joe Bane’s polka

Also known as Bill Malley’s, Bill Malley’s #2, Bill Malley’s No. 2, Bill O’Malley’s, Joe Bane’s #1.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Gowned Lass (a few times), Kilnamona (a few times).

Joe Bane's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E|:A>A GE|cd e>d|(3cBA BG|AG (3EFG|
A>A GE|cd e>d|(3cBA BG|[1 A2 AE:|[2 A2 A2||
|:ea e>d|ea e>d|^cd ef|g2 f>g|
ea e>d|ea e>d|(3cBA BG|A2 A2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E |A2 GE | cd e>d | cA BG | AE- EG |
A2 GE | cd ee/d/ | cA A/A/G | A2 A :|
|: d |ea ed | ea e>d | cd ef | g2 a>d |
ea ed | ea e>d | cA B/A/G | A2- A :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Joe Bane's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E |A2- AG/E/ | cd ed | cA B/A/G/B/ | AE DG |
AB/A/ G/A/G/E/ | B/c/d ee/d/ | cA B/A/^G | A2 A :|
|: d |e>a ed | ea ed | B/c/d ef | gf/g/ a/g/f/d/ |
ea ed | ea e>d | cA B/A/^G | A2- A :|
ABC

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Joe Bane’s Polkas

Two polkas that I’m calling Joe Bane’s #1 (this one, in A dorian) and Joe Bane’s #2 (in G major) that I’ll submit tomorrow (if I remember). I heard Jackie Daly play them in a session as a set, starting and ending with the A dorian one, with the G major one in the middle. I couldn’t find them anywhere until I heard Chulrua play them five months later. Patrick Ourceau said they had learned them from Jackie Daly, and heard that they came from Joe Bane, Bill Malley, or both. A friend of mine says he heard the A dorian one played in 1978 in west Kerry but doesn’t know anything else about it.

You copy cat with your… *polkas*!! :-)

Not just any old polkas, but Polkas from East Clare musicians!

The other Joe Bane polka

I’ve now posted the second (G Major) polka I mentioned above at:
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3230

They are both now called "Joe Bane’s", as Jeremy has requested no numbers in the titles.

Another Name

I recently found the set of polkas that I thought Patrick Ourceau told me were from Joe Bane recorded by Andrew MacNamara and listed as Bill O’Malley’s. I suppose that as close as they were, their repertoires were essentially the same, but in the interest of completeness, I’ve attached O’Malley’s name to the tune.

“Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s” (#2) / “Joe Bane’s” (#1)

X: 2
T: Bill Malley’s/O’Malley’s (#2)
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: A Dorian
|: E |
A2 GE | cd e>d | cA BG | AE- EG |
A2 GE | cd ee/d/ | cA A/A/G | A2 A :|
|: d |
ea ed | ea e>d | cd ef | g2 a>d |
ea ed | ea e>d | cA B/A/G | A2- A :|

X: 3
T: Bill Malley’s/O’Malley’s (#2)
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: A Dorian
|: E |
A2- AG/E/ | cd ed | cA B/A/G/B/ | AE DG |
AB/A/ G/A/G/E/ | B/c/d ee/d/ | cA B/A/^G | A2 A :|
|: d |
e>a ed | ea ed | B/c/d ef | gf/g/ a/g/f/d/ |
ea ed | ea e>d | cA B/A/^G | A2- A :|

"Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s" (#2) / "Joe Bane’s" (#1)
It works well both ways, or back and forth, but Mary played this classic set, G Major & the relative key A Dorian, with the first tune in the set being ~

"Bill Malley’s-O’Malley’s" (#1) / "Joe Bane’s" (#2)
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 1st 2004 by GaryAMartin.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3230

105 - 112 bpm ~

Mary MacNamara, concertina, Clare, plays them as one would marches, an easy relaxed tempo, approximately 110 beats per minute and with a lovely bounce to them… :-)