Claire Mann puts this tune after "Ella Buckley’s Fancy." In the beginning of the B part to this tune, the chord there is Em, not G major as one might think. The chord progression for the B part is Em, D, C, D; Em, D, C-D, G (repeat B part). The piano player on Claire Mann’s recording, Brian McAlpine, is just fantastic. His accompanying transforms the tunes into something wonderful.
Good on you, Violynnsey
I love these polkas and it’s good that you’ve posted them here. Actually, I already learned these by ear from the album with the aid of "Transcribe". It’s worth listening to the album to pick up the exact style and subtleties in the tunes. However, you’ve done a good job transcribing the basic tunes here.
Tune No 3 in the set McDermott’s by Tim O’Leary is good too. Hopefully, you can post that one too.
I have tried to notate the tune with some subtle variations like Claire uses, but I agree - nothing beats hearing this set played by her. I have to wait a day to post the last polka in the set, but I’m planning on it. Thanks!
Gneeveguilla, Sliabh Luachra, East County Kerry…
X: 2 "The Thrashing of the Oats"
S: Terry ‘Cuz’ Teahan