Sonny Riordan’s polka

Also known as Sonny Barrett’s, Tom Billy’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Sonny Riordan's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Sonny Riordan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c2 dc/d/ | ea d>f | ea e/f/e/d/ | cA BA |
c2 dc/d/ | ea d>f | ea e/f/e/d/ | cA A2 :|
|: a2 fe/f/ | ac d>f | ea e/f/e/d/ | cA BA |
[1 a2 fe/f/ | ac d>f | ea e/f/e/d/ | cA A2 :|
[2 c2 dc/d/ | ea d>f | ea e/f/e/d/ | cA A2 ||
# Added by Yvan .
X: 2
T: Sonny Riordan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c2 dc/d/ | ea dc/d/ | ea f/a/f/e/ | cA BA/B/ |
cB/c/ dc/d/ | ea dc/d/ | ea f/a/f/e/ |1 cA AB :|2 cA A2 ||
ab/a/ fe/f/ | ac d2 | ea f/a/f/e/ | cA B2 |
ab/a/ fe/f/ | ac d2 | ea f/a/f/e/ | cA A2 |
ab/a/ fe/f/ | ac d2 | ea f/a/f/e/ | cA BA/B/ |
cB/c/ dc/d/ | ea d2 | ea f/g/f/e/ | cA AB |]

Four comments

Source

I learned it on the album Roseland Barndance by North Cregg, who learned themselves it from the Cork-based Four Star Trio.

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“Gan Ainm” / “Sonny Riordan’s” ~ taking it lower

This is another one I thought was already on site, but I’m not finding it. Here’s another way you can take it, rumbling ~

X: 2
T: gan ainm
T: Sonny Riordan’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: DMaj
|: E |\
F2 GF/G/ | Ad F>G | Ad A/B/A/G/ | FD ED/E/ |
FE/F/ GF/G/ | Ad F>G | Ad A/B/A/G/ | FD D :|
|: A |\
d2 BA/B/ | dF G2 | Ad A/B/A/G/ | FD E2 |
[1 dd BA/B/ | dF G>B | Ad A/B/A/G/ | FD D :|
[2 FE/F/ GF/G/ | Ad F>G | Ad A/B/A/G/ | FD D |]

Gan Ainm

I transcribed the untitled tune which precedes this one on the same album, so as not to confuse with yours. I believe that North Cregg actually transposed Sonny Rian’s polka to A in order to arrange a neat set with the previous polka which key is G.
https://thesession.org/tunes/11281

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Sonny Riordan’s, X:2

From the playing of Niamh Ni Charra.