Frenzy polka

By Brendan Begley

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Frenzy has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Frenzy
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:A>B|ce dc|cB AG|ce dc|B2 BA/B/|
ce dc|cB AG|{B}AG E/^F/G|A2:|
a>b|c'b ag|ag eg|c'b ag|a2 ab|
c'b ag|ag ed|ec AG|A2 a>b|
c'b ag|ag eg|e'd' c'd'|e'2 e'f'|
e'c' d'b|c'b ag|ec AG|A2||

Three comments

Frenzy Polka

An unusual polka with a > 2 octave range, recorded by Cormac Begley on his self-titled album on a standard-tuned C/G treble concertina. According to the liner notes, this tune was composed by his father, Brendan Begley.

Re: Frenzy

Transposed down to Emin, it doesn’t seem too unusual, although you’re correct that most tunes fall within two octaves, so one that’s slightly more would by default be unusual 🙂

The part that makes it really unusual is just the placement on a standard concertina, I think, as most people don’t play quite that high… usually.

It’s a great tune, anyway!

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Re: Frenzy

Good call Nico, Emin would probably be the best key to play this in if one were tempted to bring this to sessions.

My C/G concertina doesn’t even have an F natural in the 3rd octave!