I learned it on the album Roseland Barndance by North Cregg, who learned themselves it from the Cork-based Four Star Trio.
"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 ~
T: gan ainm
T: Sonny Riordan’s
|: 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 |]
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.
Sonny Riordan’s, X:2
From the playing of Niamh Ni Charra.