Kelly’s polka

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

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Kelly’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Kelly’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Kelly's has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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

Five 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:

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

Re: Kelly’s

I’ve learned this tune 2019 from fiddler Rebecca McCarthy-Kent at the summerschool in Elmstein, Germany. She taught it under the name of "Donal Murphy’s". So I added this name here, although the tune is obviously not composed by Donal.