Walsh’s polka

Also known as Jim Keefe’s, Jim Keeffe’s, The Tuar Mór Polka No. 3.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bill The Weaver (a few times), Daly’s Mill (a few times) and The Little Stack Of Wheat (a few times).

Walsh’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Walsh's has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Walsh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f|a2 af/a/|ba fa|g2 Bc|ed c/B/A|
a2 af/a/|ba fa|g2 Bc|ed d:|
|:e|f>e fe|dc BA|g>f ga|ba f/g/a|
f>e fe|dc BA|g2 Bc|ed d:|
X: 2
T: Walsh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fa af/a/|ba fa|g2B3/2c/|ed BA|
|fa af/a/|ba fa|g2B3/2c/|edd2:|
|:f2f3/2e/|dc BA|g2g3/2a/|bage|
|f2f3/2e/|dcBA|g2B3/2c/|edd2:|

Seven comments

Walsh’s (polka)

Source: Patrick Street : "All in Good Time"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Walsh standing on his head?

If you reverse the A and B parts you have The Tuar Mór Polka No. 3, which I’ve submitted separately.

Alas poor ‘kjlowe’, no more, your entry has vanished in the digital soup. I have known - played, heard and danced to - this polka under both names but in the order as transcribed by GM here…

This is on Jackie Daly’s Music From Sliabh Luachra as "Jim Keefe’s".

French cousin

The second part makes me think of this French march I heard on fiddles once:
I think it comes from the Loire or South of the Loire regions

X: 1
T: Unidentified French March?
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
f3 f3 efe dcB c2A g3 g3 efg aba
f3 f3 efe dcB c2A a2b aef gef d2A

I can’t remember the 2nd part (or if there was one)…
NB: the uneven number of beats is nothing unusual in French trad music.

Gan Ainm

This is the third polka in the "Maggie in the Woods Set" (Maggie in the Woods, The Maids of Ardagh and this one) on the album "Rakish Paddies" by Dutch folk band Rapalje. No name is listed there and I’ve been unable to find a matching tune here.