Up Close polkas
I remember when I first heard that set of polkas. That’s when I decided I wanted to play trad. I never got the fiddle down, but here I am playing.
The tunes in the Raheen medley have titles!
1. The Ballygow Reel
2. Trip to Cullenstown
3. Pip Murphy’s
1 & 2 were composed by the late Phil Murphy of Ballygow, Co. Wexford and #3 by his son Pip Murphy. The first two appear on the album "Trip to Cullenstown" by Phil, John & Pip Murphy while "Pip Murphy’s" appears on the recent "In Session" by Eoin O’Neill.
Kevin Burke Up Close
What is the first polka in the Set #2??
1st tune is a polka version of a reel recorded by "De Danann" on "Song For Ireland" as "Charlie Harris’s". There is another name to it but I can’t think of it at the moment. [It’s not "The Burren" - it’s the one before it.]
The first tune in the Raheen set is certainly not the Ballgow Reel, which is different tune entirely. It is Ríl An Ráithín, and can be found here https://thesession.org/tunes/4875