The Lisheen polka

Also known as Din Tarrant’s No. 1, Din Tarrant’s No.2, Lonesome Polka No. 1.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Lisheen has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Lisheen has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Lisheen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dg B>A|GA Bd|fg/f/ ef|ed B>c|
dg B>A|GA Bd|fg/f/ ef|g2g2:|
|:a2f>g|af d2|fa f/g/f/e/|dB BA|
dg B>A|GA Bd|fg/f/ ef|g2g2:|
X: 2
T: The Lisheen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | ed Bc |
dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | g2 g2 :|
|: a2 f/g/f/e/ | de fe | fa ef/e/ | dB BA |
dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | g2 g2 :|
X: 3
T: The Lisheen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dg Bd/B/ | GA Bd | fa e/f/g/e/ | dB B2 |
dg Bd/B/ | GA Bd | fa ef | g2 g2 :|
|: a2 f>e | de f2 | fa e/f/g/e/ | dB B2 |
dg Bd/B/ | GA Bd | fa ef | g2 g2 :|
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Four comments

I’ve heard this refered to as the Lisheen Polka, is there any other name? I follow it with the Knocknaboul polkas for a nice set.

This is played on disc 1, track 4 of "Gaelic Roots" (Boston College Irish Studies Program) in a set following Julia Clifford’s polka.

T: Lisheen, The / Din Tarrant’s No.2
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | ed Bc |
dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | g2 g2 :|
|: a2 f/g/f/e/ | de fe | fa ef/e/ | dB BA |
dg B/c/B/A/ | GA Bd | f2 ef | g2 g2 :|

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K: D - |: Ad F/G/F/E/ | ~ etc…

The Lisheen, X:3

This is the version taught by Cork-based Sliabh Luachra fiddler, Matt Cranitch. As far as I know, it is referred to at sessions throughout Cork as Din Tarrant’s No.2 and follows Din Tarrant’s No.1 (a.k.a., Jimmy Doyle’s https://thesession.org/tunes/542). Apparently only when they are played together are they known as The Lonesome Polkas, but know one seems to know the reason for that.

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