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 19 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Jim Keefe’s appears in 4 other tune collections.

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

Jim Keefe's has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
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 :|
2
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 :|
3
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 :|
4
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 :|
5
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 :|
6
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 :|
7
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 ||
8
X: 8
T: Jim Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ea c/e/c/B/ | Ac E>A | e/c/B Bc/e/ | fe cf |
ea c/e/c/B/ | Ac E>A | e/c/B e/c/B |1 A2 A>f :|2 A2 A>B ||
|: cB Bc/e/ | f/a/f/e/ cB | cB Bc/e/ | f/a/f/e/ cf |
ea c/e/c/B/ | Ac E>A | e/c/B e/c/B |1 A2 A>B :|2 A2 a>f ||

Thirteen 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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"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 !