Polka’s name ?

Polka’s name ?

Dia doibh a chara !
I’ve looked into the tunes section, but impossible to find the name of this one.
Can somebody help me find it ?
Go raibh míle maith agaibh !

http://youtu.be/sDQcOQGO0XU

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Sorry Yoann, I gave it a listen but it doesn’t strike any memory bells, but I have to say, for whatever reason, it doesn’t sound Irish, at least not with any hint of Sliabh Luachra I can sense of it, but it may be someone’s composition, or it’s your own accent coming through. 😉 If no one else can link this orphan to a name I’ll try to set some time aside and write it out and do an ABC search for you, somewhere my bottomless curiosity often takes me.

But, it wouldn’t be the first time I got something wrong on first impression… 😉

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Ditto Nigel G., except that I know it as ‘Cathy’s Favourite’.

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X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: DMaj
|: DF/F/ FA | dA AA | BE EF | GA/G/ FE |
DF/F/ FA | dA AA | BA Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: ff/g/ ff | af ed | ee/f/ ee | fe ce |
ff/g/ ff | af ed | eA Bc | d2 d2 :|

Only an echo boys. 😀

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Known here in Australia as Pat Horgan’s No.1 - which is given as an alternative title for Cathy’s Favourite, The Glenside No.1 and Shoe The Donkey. The B part is different though.

Re: Polka’s name ? but first some questions for you ~ ?!?

You haven’t given us much help. Where did you pick this up? Is it just your memory working on this? ~ possibly creatively or confusingly? Or do you have a recording of it you lifted this from? Could it be a confusion of parts? Or, as has happened before, you’re a hopeful composer hoping it hasn’t a pre-existence? 😀 Having had a little play with it, but no luck so far finding anything that fits these two parts:

K: DMaj
|: D2 FA | dA A2 | BE EF | G2 FE |
DF- FA | dA AA | BA Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: f2 f>f | af ed | e2 e>e | fe c/B/A |
f2- ff | af f/e/d | eA A/B/c | d2 d2 :|

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The closest thing on site here to the B-part is the polka "Biddy Martin’s":
https://thesession.org/tunes/1818

T: Biddy Martin’s ~ another way for comparison

|: fa/f/ e>f | af ed | e/fe ce | fA e2 |
f2 ef | af e2 | e/e/d/ Bc | d2 d2 :|

Oops!
|: fa/f/ e>f | af ed | e/fe ce | fA e2 |
f2 ef | af e2 | ee/d/ Bc | d2- d2 :|

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G’Day Dicko!

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Sounds like a tune to me

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Well, first of all, thank you guys to take time help me 🙂 ‘much appreciated !
It’s a polka from my old band we used to play (when I was 15). We didn’t had the name of it…
Here you can hear it on Dailymotion : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7f6lq_celtic-kanan-live-kerry-polkas_music#.UbPAoo79eQQ
Please, don’t judge the playing of the guys, that’s not the point here… I know, it’s… errrr… I know !
So I guess I play it with a little of my hint, but you could recognise it without difficulties according to me.

Re: Polka’s name ? ~ the 3rd polka in that set of 4

1. ) "Egan’s Polka"
https://thesession.org/tunes/39

2. ) "The Ballydesmond Polka"
https://thesession.org/tunes/238

3. ) this polka ~ ?
K: DMaj
|: D2 FA | dA A2 | BE EF | G2 FE |
DF- FA | dA AA | BA Bc | d2 d2 :|
|: f2 f>f | af ed | e2 e>e | fe c/B/A |
f2- ff | af f/e/d | eA A/B/c | d2 d2 :|

4. ) "Sean Ryan’s Polka"
https://thesession.org/tunes/441

Nothing at all wrong with accents - national, regional, personal - they are all a part of the charm and joy of language and communication, whether words or music.

No, having played and danced to many, having given this a fair time and done a few searches in more than one key, and a few print collections too, I’ve yet to find it and I don’t recognize it as it is, though, as already said, the parts hint of other tunes. Just maybe someone got confused, which wouldn’t be anything new, and sometimes such confusion ends up with an accepted new tune, sometimes not… I have to admit, over this possible Chimera, that I prefer the two polkas we’ve related to its parts over this possible mix up.

Thanks for the additional link, interesting, is there a date for this video?

"It’s a polka from my old band we used to play (when I was 15)." ~ Gwinglañv

Maybe someone’s memory combined two polkas into one? Sorry I couldn’t help you with a name and/or a provenance. Maybe someone else will have better luck? You could always call it "The Celtic Kanan Polka"…

http://www.celtickanan.com/

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Oh well, this video on Dailymotion has been posted on 2008. That must be a gig they’ve done back in that year.
I was in the band when I still was in highschool. I left in 2006 to go for university. I own the CD we made by compiling recordings from all the best gigs we’ve done in 2005, and the polka is on it.
But I recall gigs far afore the CD, and we already played this one… So I would say, it goes back to 2003 or 2004…

Well, is it possible to post it as a "new tune" ? I would like to call it "Celtic Kanan’s" or "Beloved Emmanuel’s" (in reference to the founder of the band who tragically died in 2006 in a car crash).
If someday, someone recognise it as an original tune, then, the true name shall overcome.

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Yes, why not. I was going to suggest that originally, and then, just maybe there is another name floating out there. If you do, remember to add the links and to give some of the story behind it, always appreciated…