John Doherty’s mazurka

Also known as Johnny Doherty’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

John Doherty’s has been added to 1 tune set.

John Doherty's has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: John Doherty's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG|:Bc BA GB|d<g dB ce|A2 Ag fe|ed d2 DG|
Bc BA GB|d<g dB ce|A2 AG FA|1 G4 DG:|2 G3 D GB||
d2 dB (3def|g2 ga (3gfe|d2 dg (3fed|c2 ce dc|B2 BA GB|
d2 dB (3def|g2 ga (3gfe|d2 dg (3fed|c2 BA Bc|d2 A2 fd|
ed eg (3e^cA|d^c dA fd|ed eg (3e^cA|d^c de =cd|
|:Bc (3BAG dG|Bc (3BAG dG|A_B (3AG=F c=F|A_B (3AG=F c=F|
Bc (3BAG dG|Bc (3BAG dG|FG AB (3cBA|1 G2 d3c:|2 G4||
X: 2
T: John Doherty's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e^d eg (3e^cA|d^c dA fd|e^d eg (3e^cA|de de cd|
X: 3
T: John Doherty's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AB cd cE | Ac ea ec | df B2 Ba | gf fe e2 |
EA cd cE | Ac ea ec | df Bc BA | GB A2 AE :|
Ac e2 ec | (3efg a2 ab | (3agf e2 ea | (3gfe d2 dg | (3fed c2 cB |
Ac e2 ec | (3efg a2 ab | (3agf e2 ea | (3gfe d2 cB | cd e2 B2 ||
e^d eB ge | fa fB ^df | e^d eB ge | fa fB ^df | ef de ||
|: cd BA eA | cd BA eA | Bc B=G dG | Bd B=G dG |
cd BA eA | cd BA eA | GA Bc (3dBG |[1 A2 A ed :|[2 A2 A2 |]
X: 4
T: John Doherty's
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>B c>d c>E | A>c e>a e>c | d>f B2 B>a | g>f f>e e2 |
E>A c>d c>E | A>c e>a e>c | d>f B>c B>A | G>B A2 :|
A>c e2 e>c | (3efg a2 a>b | (3agf e2 e>a | (3gfe d2 d>g | (3fed c2 c>B |
A>c e2 e>c | (3efg a2 a>b | (3agf e2 e>a | (3gfe d2 c>B | c>d e2 B2 ||
e^d e>B g>e | f>a f>B ^d>f | e>^d e>B g>e | f>a f>B ^d>f | ef d>e ||
|: c>d B>A e>A | c>d B>A e>A | B>c B>=G d>G | B>d B>=G d>G |
c>d B>A e>A | c>d B>A e>A | G>A B>c (3dBG |[1 A2 A e>d :|[2 A2 A2 |]

Twenty-five comments

John Doherty’s Mazurka

This is truly a great tune.
Recorded by Altan.
The world does not have enough Irish Mazurkas!

Here, Here!! Thanks Snorre, this is yet another great mazurka.

Modal Shift in Second Part?

Terrific tune - Thanks Snorre. The second part of this with the marvelous Bb (A#) incidentals, is this actually a modulation to A or a modal shift?

I’m trying to figure out what an appropriate choice of chords would be for both the front and back end of this bouncy tune. Send more Mazurka’s - I think the world needs more of these. If for no other reason than just to announce a Mazurka in a session. The looks of distain and spilled Guinness is worth the comment.

Modal

Dion
Not very strong on theory but….
Isn’t the Bb shift (chord of F?) in the third part?
Anyway, it might be a good idea to envision (or even try) the backing on a piano. I think that’ll give that good old swing to it (and maybe a couple of cool bass-movements as well)
just a thought..

BTW
Altan hikes it up to A after a few rounds on the album.

I believe it’s an F-chord for those measures.

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Yes, in this part I think it’s G and F chords

The 5th line has D#s on the recording. It should be
K: Gmaj
e^d eg (3e^cA|d^c dA fd|e^d eg (3e^cA|de de cd|

Mazurka

Does anyone know the name of the mazurka on Altan’s Island Angel CD? They just it listed as Mazurka. Anyone have the ABC or dots for it? Thanks. :-)

Sara

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Thank you Dow!

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You’re welcome.

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Yes, THANK YOU! :-) I just love this tune.

Sara

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It’s possibly the best mazurka in existence.

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I love this tune too. It gets played frequently at our sessions. Beats the cr@p outta Shoe the Donkey - lol

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the only Mazurkas that I know are Chopins

how does one handle a trad Mazurka?

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Dvorak too…

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You folks should come along to Mazowsze
place where mazurkas coming from,

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Is that the Polish dance company that I saw at Bradford Alhambra in 1974?

Danzig Willie’s is a great mazurka too.

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I believe it is John Doherty’s.

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See? Told you bodhran players were slow :-)

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Is it really called that? I was sure it was connected to the fine Donegal fiddler, Mr Doherty.

Still, I bow to your superior knowledge, Dow.

“The Northern Fiddler: Music and Musicians of Donegal and Tyrone”

Collected and edited by Allen Feldman & Eamonn O’Doherty

Page 94 ~ "Mazurka"

X: 2
T: Mazurka
S: John Doherty
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Amaj
|: AB cd cE | Ac ea ec | df B2 Ba | gf fe e2 |
EA cd cE | Ac ea ec | df Bc BA | GB A2 AE :|
Ac e2 ec | (3efg a2 ab | (3agf e2 ea | (3gfe d2 dg | (3fed c2 cB |
Ac e2 ec | (3efg a2 ab | (3agf e2 ea | (3gfe d2 cB | cd e2 B2 ||
e^d eB ge | fa fB ^df | e^d eB ge | fa fB ^df | ef de ||
|: cd BA eA | cd BA eA | Bc B=G dG | Bd B=G dG |
cd BA eA | cd BA eA | GA Bc (3dBG |[1 A2 A ed :|[2 A2 A2 |]

Note: ~ with minor adjustments made, such as the addition of > & the missing (3s, the reduction of the A-part from 16 bars to a repeating 8 bars, AA, and with none of the few cuts or grace notes given…

> :-/

~ the addition of >

X: 2
T: Mazurka
S: John Doherty
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Amaj
|: A>E |\
A>B c>d c>E | A>c e>a e>c | d>f B2 B>a | g>f f>e e2 |
E>A c>d c>E | A>c e>a e>c | d>f B>c B>A | G>B A2 :|
A>E |\
A>c e2 e>c | (3efg a2 a>b | (3agf e2 e>a | (3gfe d2 d>g | (3fed c2 c>B |
A>c e2 e>c | (3efg a2 a>b | (3agf e2 e>a | (3gfe d2 c>B | c>d e2 B2 ||
e^d e>B g>e | f>a f>B ^d>f | e>^d e>B g>e | f>a f>B ^d>f | ef d>e ||
|: c>d B>A e>A | c>d B>A e>A | B>c B>=G d>G | B>d B>=G d>G |
c>d B>A e>A | c>d B>A e>A | G>A B>c (3dBG |[1 A2 A e>d :|[2 A2 A2 |]

John Doherty’s Mazurka

The man himself can be heard playing it at comhaltasarchive.org. His setting differs here and there from this, I think - no Bb notes? Some added runs thrown in.

Whoops, wrong recording

Make that the Bundle and Go record where Johnny plays this.