The Galway Piper polka

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Galway Piper has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Galway Piper
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|A2 BF|A3 d/c/|BF Bc|B3 e/f/|g/f/e/f/ G/F/E/F/|BA AF/A/|BB B/c/B/A/|FD D2|
|A2 BF|A3 d/c/|BF Bc|B3 e/f/|g/f/e/f/ g/f/e/f/|bA AF/A/|BB B/c/B/A/|FD D2||
|Ad d>e|dd dc/B/|Af fe|f3 a|be ed|e2 de|1 fA AF/A/|BA AF/G/:|2 fA f/g/f/e/|df d2||
|B/A/F/A/ B/A/F/A/|BA AB/c/|dd dB|cB B2|G/F/E/F/ G/F/E/F/|BA AF/A/|BB B/c/B/A/|FD D2|
B/A/F/A/ B/A/F/A/|BA AB/c/|dd dB|cB B2|g/f/e/f/ g/f/e/f/|bA AF/A/|BB B/c/B/A/|FD D2||

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The Galway Piper

This, The Galway Piper, seems to be a pretty uncommon polka. I learned it from the playing of Matt Molloy, who plays it paired with The Sligo Polka on his album, "Shadows on Stone". I’ve transcribed it more or less how Molloy plays it on the album, albeit I didn’t have the album on hand when I transfered the tune, and was writing the notation mostly from memory. It’s an interesting polka, and yes, the repetitions of sequences first in the upper octave and then in the lower octave and vice-versa is intentional. The polka doesn’t seem to appear on any other albums except "Shadows on Stone", though there might be a few albums not listed here that have the tune recorded on them.