The Tournmore polka

Also known as Crosaire De Bhailis, The Gullane, Johnny Leary’s, Johnny Leary’s Polkas, Johnny O’Leary’s, The Maid In The Blue Bonnet, Tony Lowe’s, Toormore Polka #1, Toormore Polka No. 1, The Toormore, Tourmore Polka #1, The Tourmore Polka #1, Tourmore Polka 1, Tourmore Polka No. 1, The Tourmore Polka No. 1, The Tourmore, Tuar Mor #1, Tuar Mor No. 1, The Tuar Mór Polka No. 1, Tuar Mór Polkas 1, The Tuar Mór, Wallace’s Cross.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maids Of Ardagh (a few times), Jimmy Doyle’s (a few times) and Pat Enright’s (a few times).

The Tournmore has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Tournmore has been added to 131 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Tournmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ef/e/ dB|BA B/c/d|ef/e/ dB|BA A2|ef/e/ dB|BA B/c/d|af/a/ gc|1 ed d2:|2 ed de||
|:f>e fA|B/c/d ef|g>f ga|ba f/g/a|f>e fA|B/c/d ef|af/a/ gc|1 ed de:|2 ed d2||
X: 2
T: The Tournmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:e>e dB|BA B/c/d|e>e dB|BA A2|
e>e dB|BA B/c/d|af/a/ gc|1ed d2:|2ed de||
|:f>e fA|B/c/d ef|g>g ga|ba fa|
f>a fA|B/c/d ef|af/a/ gc|ed de:|
X: 3
T: The Tournmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: 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 :|
X: 4
T: The Tournmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ef/e/ dB | BA B/c/d | ef/e/ dB | BA A2 |
ef/e/ dB | BA B/c/d | ab/a/ gc |[1 ed d2 :|[2 ed de ||
|:f>^e fA | B/c/d ef | g>f ga | ba f/g/a/g/ |
f>^e fA | B/c/d ef | ab/a/ gc |[1 ed de :|[2 ed d2 |]
X: 5
T: The Tournmore
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: AB/A/ GE | ED E/F/G | AB/A/ GE | ED D2 |
AB/A/ GE | ED E/F/G | de/d/ cF |[1 AG G2 :|[2 AG GA ||
|: B>^A BD | E/F/G AB | c>B B/c/d | ed dc |
B>^A BD | E/F/G AB | de/d/ cF |[1 AG GA :|[2 AG G2 |]

Twelve comments

Tournmore Polka

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
Transcription: g.m.p.

A curious duplication ~ “Crosaire De Bhalis”, simplified and backward

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on September 20th 2007 by bogman.

X: 2
T: Crosaire De Bhalis
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Dmaj
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 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

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 ?

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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.