The Moyglass Fair polka

Also known as Moyglass Fair.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Moyglass Fair has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Moyglass Fair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |dg BA | GB AG/A/ | BA AB/d/ | ed B>c |
dg BA | GB AG/A/ | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
|: A |BA AB/d/ | ed BA | BA AB/d/ | e/f/e/d/ B>c |
dg BA | GB AG/A/ | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Moyglass Fair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Ad F>E | DF E2 | FE- E/F/G/A/ | BA F2 |
Ad FE | DF ED | F/G/F/E/ FE | D2 D2 :|
|: FE E>A | B/c/B/A/ F/G/F/E/ | FE- EF/A/ | B>A FG |
A>d FE | D>E FD | F2 F/G/F/E/ | D2 D2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Moyglass Fair
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: d |e/f/a c2 | A>c BA/B/ | cB- B>e | fe B/c/d |
ea cc/B/| Ac B2 | cc/B/ cB | A2 A :|
|: B |c/d/c/B/ Ac/e/ | fe c>B | cB- Bc/e/ | fe cc/B/ |
ea cB| Ac B2 | c/d/c/B/ c/d/B | A2- A :|
ABC

Six comments

“Gan Ainm Polka” ~ :-/ ~ played in D, G & A Major

I was surprised not to find this one already here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of you add ‘duplication’ to the comments…

However, there is the ‘slide’ version of it here, and it may even go by the same name:

"Gale Bridge"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 6th 2007 by nigelg.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/7459

“The Moyglass Fair”

Title courtesy of PaddyCmusic via the ‘comments’ for the slide…

Thanks Paddy, but I must say, that isn’t a title that is ringing any bells with me at the moment, but I may have known this, along with many others, as just ‘gan ainm’… :-)

“The Moyglass Fair” in D & A with other options

X: 2
T: The Moyglass Fair
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D
|: Ad F>E | DF E2 | FE- E/F/G/A/ | BA F2 |
Ad FE | DF ED | F/G/F/E/ FE | D2 D2 :|
|: FE E>A | B/c/B/A/ F/G/F/E/ | FE- EF/A/ | B>A FG |
A>d FE | D>E FD | F2 F/G/F/E/ | D2 D2 :|

X: 3
T: The Moyglass Fair
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: A
|: d |\
e/f/a c2 | A>c BA/B/ | cB- B>e | fe B/c/d |
ea cc/B/| Ac B2 | cc/B/ cB | A2 A :|
|: B |\
c/d/c/B/ Ac/e/ | fe c>B | cB- Bc/e/ | fe cc/B/ |
ea cB| Ac B2 | c/d/c/B/ c/d/B | A2- A :|

Jackie Daly recorded it as O’Keefe’s and in A.

“O’Keeffe’s” / “Denis Murphy’s” ~ thanks again Paddy

Yes, and you can imagine what would happen once that went down as an alternate name. It has also been known as "Denis Murphy’s" ~ and ~… ;-)

I like your thinking ‘c’. It’s pointless adding those names as alternative titles.