Jim Keefe’s polka

Also known as Jim Keefe’s #1, Jim Keefe’s No. 1, Jim Keeffe’s, Jim Keeffe’s #1, Jim Keeffe’s No. 1, Kanturk, The Moyglass Fair.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Johnny Leary’s (a few times), Tom Sullivan’s (a few times) and Bill Sullivan’s (a few times).

Jim Keefe’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Jim Keefe's has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ea c/d/c/B/|Ac EF/E/|cB Bc/e/|fe ce|
a2 c/d/c/B/|Ac EF/E/|cB Bc/B/|A2 A2 :|
c2 Bc/e/|fe ce|ce/c/ Bc/e/|fe ce|
a2 c/d/c/B/|Ac EF/E/|cB c/d/c/B/|A2 A2 :|
X: 2
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |dg B/c/B/A/ | G>B DE/G/ | BA- AB/d/ | ed B>c |
dg BB/A/ | GB D>G | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
|: G/A/ |BA AB/d/ | e>d BA | BA AB/d/ | e/f/e/d/ B>c |
dg B>A | GB D>G | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
X: 3
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B/c/ |dg BA | GB AG/A/ | BA AB/d/ | ed B>c |
dg BA | GB AG/A/ | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
|: A |BA AB/d/ | ed BA | BA AB/d/ | e/f/e/d/ B>c |
dg BA | GB AG/A/ | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
X: 4
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Ad F>E | DF E2 | FE- E/F/G/A/ | BA F2 |
Ad FE | DF ED | F/G/F/E/ FE | D2 D2 :|
|: FE E>A | B/c/B/A/ F/G/F/E/ | FE- EF/A/ | B>A FG |
A>d FE | D>E FD | F2 F/G/F/E/ | D2 D2 :|
X: 5
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c/d/ |ea ce/c/ | Ac E>B | cB Bc/e/ | fe c>d |
ea cc/B/ | Ac EA | c/d/c/B/ cB | A2- A :|
|: A/B/ |cB Bc/e/ | fe c>B | cB- Bc/e/ | fe c>d |
ea c/e/c/B/ | Ac EA | c/d/c/B/ cB | A2- A :|
X: 6
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: d |e/f/a c2 | A>c BA/B/ | cB- B>e | fe B/c/d |
ea cc/B/| Ac B2 | cc/B/ cB | A2 A :|
|: B |c/d/c/B/ Ac/e/ | fe c>B | cB- Bc/e/ | fe cc/B/ |
ea cB| Ac B2 | c/d/c/B/ c/d/B | A2- A :|
X: 7
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ea c/d/c/B/ | Ac EB | cB Bc/e/ | fe cd |
ea c/d/c/B/ | Ac EB | cB c/d/c/B/ |1 A2 Ac :|2 A2 AB ||
|: c/d/c/B/ Bc/e/ | fe c/d/c/B/ | cB Bc/e/ | fe cd |
ea c/d/c/B/ | Ac EB | cB c/d/c/B/ |1 A2 AB :|2 A2 Ac ||

Twelve comments

Jim Keefe’s

You’ll hear this "Jim Keefe’s" as the last of a three tune set in Track 1 of Jackie Daly’s 1977 Green Linnet recording "Music From Sliabh Luachra."

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“Jim Keefe’s Polka” ~ another key and some more choices 😉

K: G Major
|: B/c/ |
dg B/c/B/A/ | G>B DE/G/ | BA- AB/d/ | ed B>c |
dg BB/A/ | GB D>G | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|
|: G/A/ |
BA AB/d/ | e>d BA | BA AB/d/ | e/f/e/d/ B>c |
dg B>A | GB D>G | B/c/B/A/ BA | G2- G :|

“Gan Ainm Polka” ~ 😏 ~ played in D, G & A Major

I was surprised not to find this one already here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of you add ‘duplication’ to the comments…

However, there is the ‘slide’ version of it here, and it may even go by the same name:

"Gale Bridge"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 6th 2007 by nigelg.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7459

“The Moyglass Fair”

Title courtesy of PaddyCmusic via the ‘comments’ for the slide…

Thanks Paddy, but I must say, that isn’t a title that is ringing any bells with me at the moment, but I may have known this, along with many others, as just ‘gan ainm’… 🙂

“The Moyglass Fair” in D & A with other options

X: 2
T: The Moyglass Fair
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: D
|: Ad F>E | DF E2 | FE- E/F/G/A/ | BA F2 |
Ad FE | DF ED | F/G/F/E/ FE | D2 D2 :|
|: FE E>A | B/c/B/A/ F/G/F/E/ | FE- EF/A/ | B>A FG |
A>d FE | D>E FD | F2 F/G/F/E/ | D2 D2 :|

X: 3
T: The Moyglass Fair
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: A
|: d |\
e/f/a c2 | A>c BA/B/ | cB- B>e | fe B/c/d |
ea cc/B/| Ac B2 | cc/B/ cB | A2 A :|
|: B |\
c/d/c/B/ Ac/e/ | fe c>B | cB- Bc/e/ | fe cc/B/ |
ea cB| Ac B2 | c/d/c/B/ c/d/B | A2- A :|

“O’Keeffe’s” / “Denis Murphy’s” ~ thanks again Paddy

Yes, and you can imagine what would happen once that went down as an alternate name. It has also been known as "Denis Murphy’s" ~ and ~… 😉

I like your thinking ‘c’. It’s pointless adding those names as alternative titles.

Re: Jim Keefe’s

Jim Keeffe [ sometimes O’Keeffe ] has several polkas and slides attached to his name.
Here’s the first polka in the two videos, posted as "Jimmy Doyle’s" with "Jim Keeffe’s" as an alternative title.

: https://thesession.org/tunes/8861

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Re: Jim Keefe’s

Thanks Kenny !

The Moyglass Fair, X:4

From the playing of Tickle Harbour.