Kelly’s polka

Also known as Ned Kelly’s, Ned Kellys 109.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Kelly's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Kelly's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EA Ac|Be c2|eA Ac|B/c/B/A/ FE|
|A>A FE|Ac ea|f>f ec|1BA AF:|2BA ag||
|:f2 df|ba af|e2 ce|fe c/B/A|
|B>B GB|cB e2|ec cB|1BA ag:|2BA AF||

Two comments

Fantastic Sliabh Notes tune!

I believe this tune was written by Donal Murphy, the box player from Sliabh Notes. Hopefully somebody can correct me if I’m wrong on that.

Last March, we all heard this tune played at sessions at the North Texas Irish Festival, and it’s now everybody’s favorite polka here, for good reason!

Here’s a clip of Sliabh Notes playing it (last tune in the set), along with my friend Gordon McLeod sitting in with them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpodU4GOtWo

Been corrected now by Donal— This tune was written by Ned Kelly from Tipperary.