From St. Steven’s Day
Is this a Kerry originated tune re the St. Steven’s day rituals, procedures? Neat sounding tune …
The Wran Boys
Ah, so this would be a tune that the "wran" (wren) boys would play as they go from house to house?
Looks like we’ve got five more days to learn this tune, catch a bird and paint our faces. 🙂
anyone with a better ear than I got a transcription for Mark Roberts’s variation in the 3rd & 4th bars of the B-part (on repeat) at the end of Touchstone’s version?
Also, Touchstone substitutes the last 4 bars of the B-part repeat with the last 4 bars of the A-part. I’m sure either way is perfectly in order, just letting you know… 🙂
"Johnny Mickey’s" ~ another key
K: G Major
|: B/A/ |
GB DE | G>F Ge | dB AG | dB AB/A/ |
GB DE | G>F Ge | dB AG/A/ | BG G :|
|: G/A/ |
B/c/d Bd | g2 ge | dB AG | d/e/d/B/ A2 |
B/c/d B/c/d | g>f ge |dB AG/A/ | BG G :|
I play a slightly different version — more like the version on the Touchstone "New Land" recording
T:Wren’s Polka, The
T:Cuil Aodha Polka, The
Ac EF|A>A Af|ec BA|e/f/e/c/ Bc/B/|
Ac EF|A>A Af|ec BA/B/|1 cA AE:|2 cA A|]
B|ce ce|a2 af|ec BA|e/f/e/c/ BA|
[1 ce ce|a2 af|ec BA/B/|cA A:|
[2 Ac EF|A>A Af|ec BA/B/|cA A|]
A popular polka, at least in County Cork sessions. I was surprised not to find it already listed, unless it is under a different name in a key other than Amaj…?