Going To The Races polka

Also known as Dul DTí’s Na Ráiseanna.

Going To The Races has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Going To The Races
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|E/F/G/A/ BG|eG BG|E/F/G/A/ BG|eF F/A/G/F/|
E/F/G/A/ BG|eG BG|AF/A/ B/c/B/A/|GE E2:|
|:e>f ec|f>f fd|e>e ec|fc cd|
e>f ec|f>f fd|eB cB/A/|GE E2:|

Three comments

Going To The Races

The second polka from track 6 of the album Meitheal by Seamus Begley and Steve Cooney. Basically a polka setting of this reel: https://thesession.org/tunes/5444
I don’t know if Seamus actually plays it in E major. The album suffers from a combination of pitch-shift and use of non-concert instrument(s) which makes it hard to determine the original key of the tune.

Duke of Perth in E (instead of usual D)

Kind of looks like the classic ‘Duke of Perth’ eh?

Duke of Perth

It is "Duke of Perth", Hamish, but that tune is more often played in G in my experience.