The Annaghbeg polka

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Annaghbeg has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Annaghbeg has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Annaghbeg
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A/B/A/F/ Ad|A/B/A/F/ Ad|ce B>c|BA FA|
A/B/A/F/ Ad|A/B/A/F/ Ad|ce B>c|1df d2:|2df de||
|:f2 ed|fe e2|dc Bc|BA FA|
[1f2 ed|fe e2|dc Bc|df de:|
[2A/B/A/F/ Ad|A/B/A/F/ Ad|ce B>c|df d2|]
X: 2
T: The Annaghbeg
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F/G/ |A/B/A/F/ Ad | A/B/A/F/ Ad | ce B>c | BA FG |
A/B/A/F/ Ad | A/A/F/ Ad|c>e Bc | ed d :|
|: d/e/ |fg/f/ ed | fg/f/ ed | ce B>c |
[1 BA F/G/A | f2 ed | ~f2 ed | c>e Bc | ed d :|
[2 BA E/F/G |A/B/A/F/ Ad | ~A2 A/B/d | c>e Bc | ed d |]
X: 3
T: The Annaghbeg
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A{B/}A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | ce Bc | BA FA |
A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad|ce/c/ Bc |[1 ed d2 :|[2 ed d ||
|: d/e/ |f2 ed/e/ | fe ef/e/ | dc BA | B/4c/4B/A/ FA |
[1 fd/f/ ed/e/ | fe ef/e/ | dc Bc | ed d :|
[2 A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | ce/c/ Bc | ed d2 |]
X: 4
T: The Annaghbeg
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/B/A/G/ Fd | A/B/A/G/ Fd | ce Bc | BA F2 |
A/B/A/G/ Fd | A/B/A/G/ Fd | ce Bc | ed d2 :|
|: fg/f/ ed | fe e2 | dc Bc | BA FA |
f2 ed | fe e2 | dc Bc | ed d2 :|

Eleven comments

I don’t think this is already here, but do correct me if I’m wrong.

From the opening track of the Sliabh Notes album, "Gleantann"

Ah the edit facility that I dream of. Should say "Gleanntan"

Key signature should be D (2 sharps), not A - not that it makes a difference, as there are no Gs in the tune.

“The Annaghbeg Polka”

X: 2
T: Annaghbeg
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: DMaj
|: F/G/ |\
A/B/A/F/ Ad | A/B/A/F/ Ad | ce B>c | BA FG |
A/B/A/F/ Ad | A/A/F/ Ad|c>e Bc | ed d :|
|: d/e/ |\
fg/f/ ed | fg/f/ ed | ce B>c |
[1 BA F/G/A | f2 ed | ~f2 ed | c>e Bc | ed d :|
[2 BA E/F/G |A/B/A/F/ Ad | ~A2 A/B/d | c>e Bc | ed d |]

“The Annaghbeg Polka” / “Pete Bradley’s Polka” / “The Gleanntán Polka”

Track one and the notes from the album "Slíabh Notes: Gleanntán”

The first and third of hese tunes were learned from copies of the manuscript of Pádraig O’Keeffe (1887-1963) which Matt received from Caoimhín Mac Aoidh. ~ Versions of the first two are to be found in Terry Moylan’s collection of tunes "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra".

CMO ~ note the Gs in the tune… 😉

“The Annaghbeg Polka” ~ along the lines of the Terry Moylan transcription

X: 3
T: Annaghbeg
B: Terry Moylan - "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra", pages 11 & 12, tune #18
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: DMaj
|: A{B/}A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | ce Bc | BA FA |
A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad|ce/c/ Bc |[1 ed d2 :|[2 ed d ||
|: d/e/ |\
f2 ed/e/ | fe ef/e/ | dc BA | B/4c/4B/A/ FA |
[1 fd/f/ ed/e/ | fe ef/e/ | dc Bc | ed d :|
[2 A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | A/4B/4d/A/F/ Ad | ce/c/ Bc | ed d2 |]

N: Johnny learned ‘The Annaghbeg Polka’ from Din Tarrant. The pace shown for it (120 bpm - 1/4), but, as Johnny indicates, he does play it faster on occassion. 22/2/1973 Ballydesmond

| B/4c/4d/B/A/ FA |

Correction for the 4th bar of the B-part… I’d missed the ‘d’…

Yes, it should be Dmaj…I’m going mad I think…I might give music a break for a while!

Music and madness are good mates… 😎