The Newmarket polka

Also known as Dan Mac’s, Dan Macdonald’s, Dan Mack, Dan Mack’s, Jack Mitchell’s, Jerome Burke’s, Kerry Polka #1, Mac’s Rambles, Mack’s Rambles.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Newmarket (lots of times), John Walsh’s (a few times), Bill Sullivan’s (a few times), The Ballydesmond (a few times) and The Gullane (a few times).

The Newmarket has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Newmarket has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DF AF/A/ | dcBc | EF GF/G/ | BA FA |
DE AF/A/ | dc Bc | EF G/B/G/E/ | DF D2 :||
|: fA fA | fA f2 | eB eB | _c/=c/d e2 |
fA fA | fA f2 | eB _c/=c/d | ed d2 :||
X: 2
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GB dB/d/ | gf ef | AB cB/c/ | ed B/c/B/A/ |
GB dB/d/ | gf ef | AB c/d/c/A/ | GF G2 :|
|: bd bd | bd b2 | ae ae | ae f/g/a |
bd bd | bd b2 | ae fe/f/ | ag g2 :|
X: 3
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DF AF/A/|dc BA|BE EE/F/|GG FE|
DF AF/A/|dc BA|Be Bc|d2 d2:|
fA fA|fA f>f|ed cd|e2 A2|
fA fA|fA f>f|ed Bc|d2 d2:|
X: 4
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d/ |GB d2 | g/a/g/f/ ef | AB c2 | e/f/e/d/ B/c/d |
GB dB/d/ | gf ef | A>B cA | GF G3/ :|
|: a/ |bd b>d | bd b2 | ae a>e | ae f/g/a/f/ |
bd b>d | bd bc'/b/| ae a/g/f/g/ | ag g3/ :|

Nine comments

Newmarket Polka No. 2

As promised, the 2nd tune of "Patrick Street"

Whaddathaynow? - ‘The Newmarket Polka’ - another transcription and key:

|:GB dB/d/|gf ef|AB cB/c/|ed B/c/B/A/|
GB dB/d/|gf ef|AB c/d/c/A/|GF G2:|
|:bd bd|bd b2|ae ae|ae f/g/a|
bd bd|bd b2|ae fe/f/|ag g2:|

I posted this as requested. I learned it from a group called Carp Camp at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. For a weird variation, you can flat the f’s in the second part.

Thank you so much for posting this! I learned this from a whistle player who visited our session about four years ago and after a month or so, forgot the name of it. Jack Mitchell’s sounds sort of like a version of Dan Mac’s polka, but there is enough of a difference to make it it’s own tune. Great tune - thanks again for aiding my memory.

The Newmarket?

I believe this tune already exists here & is called the Newmarket.

Submitted on October 15th 2001 by Jrg Frse.

& the rest of the repeats:

"Cathy’s Favourite" / "Kevin’s #1" ~ polka
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 2nd 2002 by Mad Baloney.
https://thesession.org/tunes/531

|: D2 FA | dc BA | BE ~

"The Ballydesmond Polka #3"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 5th 2003 by Bannerman.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1410

|: G>A Bd | gf ed |eA ~

"Shoe The Donkey" / "The Kerry #1" ~ Polka
Key signature: G Major
https://thesession.org/tunes/3724

|: G>A Bd | gf ed | eA ~