The Ardgroom polka

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Ardgroom has been added to 1 tune set.

The Ardgroom has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ardgroom
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|B/A/|:GD B>A|GB d>^c|de dG|BAAB/A/|
|GD B>A|GB d>^c|de dB|AG GB/A/:|
|:Gg gf|ed d>B|de dB|GA B>A|
|Gg gf|ed d>B|de dB|AG GB/A/:|
2
X: 2
T: The Ardgroom
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GD B/d/B/A/ | GB d2 | de dG | BA AB/A/ |
GD B/d/B/A/ | GB d2 | de dG |1 AG GB/A/ :|2 AG G2 ||
|: df g/a/g/f/ | ed d2 | de dB | GA B/d/B/A/ |
Gf gf | ed d2 | de dG |1 AG G2 :|2 AG GB/A/ ||

Two comments

Re: The Ardgroom

Closely related to another polka by the name of Finbarr Dwyer:
https://thesession.org/tunes/13941

Not sure if ceolachan derived that tune from Finbarr Dwyer’s slide (https://thesession.org/tunes/13940 ), or, if Finbarr did that himself.

If the former, I’d guess Finbarr did the same as ‘c’, and based this polka off of his own slide. ceolachan posted the 2/4 polka almost a year after Finbarr’s passing in 2014.

If the latter, then either Finbarr wrote two quite similar polkas, or, one polka diverged into two through typical folk music evolution.