Does anyone know the name of this one?
I don’t know the name of this tune, but I think it may be the coolest polka ever.
This one was recorded by Patrick Street, I think as one of the
” Walsh’ s Polkas".
I’m sure I have several recordings of this tune. Only one I’ve found so far is by Kerry box-player Denis Doody. He called it "Locha Cross".
"Patrick Street" have a set of 3 polkas on their 3rd LP starting with "Walsh’s", but this tune is not one of them. Is there a "Walsh’s" set on one of the other albums?
Henrik Norbeck might be of some help here. He lists this under several different titles:
T:Bill the Weaver’s
T:Bill the Weaver’s #2
T:Din Tarrant’s #1
Recorded by Julia & Billy Clifford as the first of two polkas called "Din Tarrant’s".
Bill The Weaver’s (polka)
Source: Brian Hughes_"Whistle Stop"
No… this was Certainly on Patrick Street’s LP All In Good Time.
Emin version here https://thesession.org/tunes/1825
“Mike Coen’s Polka” ~ another member of the family? :-/
Key signature: E Dorian / e minor
Submitted on June 26th 2003 by gian marco.
“Bill The Weaver’s” ~ Duplication
Submitted on August 28th 2003 by whistlemanhimself.
“Bill The Weaver’s” ~ a later transcription survives here
Submitted on January 10th 2004 by gian marco.
Julia Clifford’s version
This has a cool g instead of F in the B part (as written below), which makes it stand out. As usual, B part is played 1st - can’t figure out which is correct, but what does it matter anyway.
T: Bill The Weaver
|:a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|Bc df|
a>f df|AB/d/ e2|e/f/e/d/ cA|1Bc df:|2Bc d2||
|:dB gB|dB fe/d/|cA eA|c/B/A ce|
fb b>a|fb b>a|fa fe/d/|1 cA B>c:|2d/c/A Bf||
X: 4 “Bill the Weaver’s Polka”
S: "Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly: The Living Stream" - track 8, the 2nd polka of two
Q: 140 bpm / 1 beat = one crotchet/quarter note
N: notes by Jackie Small from this lovely CD: "~ Julia Clifford was the source for the intricate polka ‘Bill the Weaver’s’. The title refers to Julia’s father who played the concert flute. The tune appears in Terry Moylan’s edition of the music of Johnny O’Leary with the title ‘Bill the Weaver’s (2)’; it appears as ‘Lacha Cross’ in the collection ‘The Big Session’, edited by David J. Taylor."