Newmarket Polkas - Jackie Daly - Pure Drop 1990

Re: Newmarket Polkas - Jackie Daly - Pure Drop 1990

Hello Ken and welcome to thesession.org.

Just a week ago on the facebook Irish accordion group a old clip from a 1990 TV programme was posted, perhaps the one you are thinking of, with Jackie and Johnny McDonagh. Jackie named the three tunes as follows:

John Welsh’s, Ger Dan Mac’s, Terry Teahan’s.

https://www.facebook.com/ciarank1/videos/10154526243149125/

https://thesession.org/tunes/329
https://thesession.org/tunes/330
https://thesession.org/tunes/331

Re: Newmarket Polkas - Jackie Daly - Pure Drop 1990

The tunes that Stiamh posted match the clip that Ken posted.

Re: Newmarket Polkas - Jackie Daly - Pure Drop 1990

Ken didn’t post a clip, he posted a google search, and in fact it could be a different video that he meant…

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The link posted by the OP is the same as the video posted above by "jamesa" - who identified the 3 tunes with links to submissions here.
"Stiamh’s" video clip - which I think comes from the "River Of Sound" programmes, has 3 different tunes altogether.

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What I got was a G search with this as the enlarged suggestion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-5mnfPznDg


And the tunes that Stiamh posted were those ones. (Which may also be the ones in the FB link.)

Jamesa’s clip featured three other polkas (the ones linked to in that post).

So, both are right, but the question is which three tunes Ken wanted.

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No, they are not "both right", apart from the fact that both sets of tunes are referred to as the "Newmarket Polkas". The OPs clip - assuming he means the one which comes out at the top of the page when you open the link, comes from "The Pure Drop". Posted by Ciaran Kelly, the caption states :
"Jackie Daly playing the Newmarket Polkas on the pure Drop in 1990"
The link Stiamh provided, also posted by Ciaran Kelly but through Facebook, I believe comes from the "River Of Sound" series of programmes made by Michael O’Suilleabhan and is 3 different polkas altogether. The OP never asked about that clip, which Stiamh, with the best of intentions no doubt, posted.
" but the question is which three tunes Ken wanted".
I assume he wanted the titles of the polkas in the "Pure Drop" clip which he provided the link to, and which "jamesa" found and identified the 3 tunes correctly above. The OP never mentioned Stiamh’s clip at all, anywhere. Nor did he mention "Patrick Street", who although I know they recorded a set "The Newmarket Polkas", are not relevant to this discussion.

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The top of your page might not be the top of anyone else’s, Kenny. Google displays different results for different people depending on what it knows about them - oh yes! And when I followed that link, the Pure Drop clip was not at the top of the page. Which is why I went looking elsewhere. FWIW I’ve heard Jackie refer to a set as "the" Newmarket polkas on several occasions, always referring to the three I posted. Which doesn’t mean of course that he didn’t use the same title for the three in the Pure Drop video.

If anyone wants to direct others to a specific clip, it would be more reliable to post the URL of the clip rather than a search key, which could give different results over time, or depending on who follows it.

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Hi Kenny,

What shows up in a Google search will be different for different people - so the fact that when you opened the link you got the video posted by jamesa and not the one posted by Stiamh is just a coincidence. In fact, I get neither as the top result when I open it.

So again, the OP did not post a link to a video, so either one of the two videos could be the one he meant (or maybe something else entirely!)

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It’s probably the video I posted as the title matches the caption, and the first tune is AKA Bill the waiver - if it is do I get some sort of medal?

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Aye - gold medal for confusion.

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Thank you so much for all the replies - they are very welcome!
I wasn’t aware that posting a search key would result in people seeing different clips!
But to clarify, Jamesa identified the correct clip posted by Ciaran Kelly (about 4 years ago) of Jackie Daly (playing on his own), so many thanks for identifying the three tunes for me
I’ll now have a go at playing the tunes (although I’ll never be as good as Jackie!!)
Many thanks to all of you who have posted comments - all worth a medal!
Keep safe and healthy