The Burke Street March waltz

Also known as Burke Street, The Poitín March.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Burke Street March has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Burke Street March
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A/A/ |AG F2 E2 | AB c2 A2 | ce dc BA | GF E2- EE |
Ac F2 E2 | AB cA ce | fa ec Bc | AA A2- A ||
A |cd e2 cA | cd e2 cA | ce dc BA | GF E2- EE |
Ac F2 E2 | AB cA ce | fa ec Bc | AA A2- A |]
X: 2
T: The Burke Street March
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A |AG F2 E2 | A>B c2 A2 | c/d/e dc BA | GF E2- EE |
Ac FG/F/ E2 | A>B cA c/d/e | f/g/a ec B>A | A4- A ||
A |cd e2 c/B/A | cd e2 cA | c/d/e dc BA | GF E2- EE |
Ac F2 E2 | A>B c/B/A ce | fa ec B>A | A4- A |]
X: 3
T: The Burke Street March
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G |GF E2 D2 | G>A B2- BG | B/c/d cB AG | FE D2- DD |
GA/B/ E2 D2 | G>A BG Bd | ef/g/ dB A>G | G4- G ||
G |Bc d2- dG | A/B/c d2 BG | Bd c>B AG | FE D4 |
GB EF/E/ D2 | G>A B/A/G Bd | eg dB A>G | G4- G |]

Four comments

“The Poitín March”

This was familiar when I heard Téada playing it. Their notes for it on their recording “ceol & cuimhne” rang more bells, ‘Neilidh Boyle’, but ~ I haven’t been able to chase up my connection to this one and am still looking. As I’ve done before, which sometimes helps smooth my wrinkled brow’s worth of confusion by collecting comments, I’m going ahead and adding this transcription without delaying further, before having all the loose threads connected. ;-) It’s a lovely tune and Téada do a nice job on it, even if they do mix it up by throwing it in with a polka and a reel, which, while each is nicely played, is a bit odd and nerdy… :-D

The transcription given is basic, but I hope to remember to add another with some options later…

Notes: from "Téada: ceol & cuimhne" ~ track 3 - march/polka/reel ~ Beginning with a tune sourced from field recordings of Donegal fiddle-player Neilidh Boyle ~ …
https://thesession.org/recordings/3588

Weird! What happened to the G Major setting I’d added? :-/

My lack of sleep I suspect… :-D

Re: The Poitín March

The Ivy Leaf play a version of this based on Neilidh Boyle’s playing, calling the tune Burke Street based on Neilidh’s name for it.