This is often played before "The Maids Of Ardagh" especially by the legendary Johnny O Leary I think they go very well together.
Johnny Leary’s (polka)
Source: "Selected Jigs Reels And Songs" by De Danann
A curious duplication ~ “Crosaire De Bhalis”, simplified and backward
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on September 20th 2007 by bogman.
T: Crosaire De Bhalis
f>f fd | cd ef | g>g gf | ed Ad |
f>f fd | cd ef | ab/a/ ge | ed d2 :|
ef/e/ dB | BA cd | ef/e/ dB | BA A2 |
ef/e/ dB | BA ce | ab/a/ ge | ed d2 :|
Traditional Irish polka I picked up from the Scottish based band Daimh’ s latest album ‘Crossing Point’.
# Posted on September 20th 2007 by bogman
Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh - bodhran Sean Ryan - whistle Gerry O’Connor - fiddle Jackie Daly - button accordion Fergus Feelie - guitar
Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch - 2 Toormore Polkas
johnny learys polka
not sure what setting means, a tunes a tune it has to be more or less in tact ot be able to be distinguished from other tunes,now you could set it in another key like say it is supposedly in dmajor and starts on E’ so you could start on E’flat D’ C# C B Bflat A G# or G so take yer pick
Here’s another duplication of the tune, in case you are looking for it as Johnny Leary’s.
A tin whistle version here
Johnny Leary’s No. 2, X:4
I heard this polka at a session recently and liked it. I was told it was called Johnny Leary’s No. 2 Polka. It’s not the same as any of the three John/Johnny Leary/O’Leary polkas currently on the site, but probably closest to this one (debatable!). It may need it’s own separate entry but for all that it bounces along quite nicely.
Re: Johnny Leary’s
It’s a completely different polka from what’s posted above. I’d be very surprised if it’s not here already, possibly in a different key. In any case, it doesn’t belong here. I have a kind of nagging feeling that "Four Men & A Dog" may have recorded it at one time. Anyone ?
Re: Johnny Leary’s
Thanks Kenny. I think I persuaded myself it sounded a bit like the ones above! But it’s definitely the Munster Bank.