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 28 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Newmarket appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Newmarket has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Newmarket has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
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:|
2
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:|
3
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:|
4
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 G3/2:|
|: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 g3/2:|
5
X: 5
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DF AF/A/|dc BA|EF GF/G/|BA FA|
DF AF/A/|dc BA|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:|
6
X: 6
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DF AF/A/|dc Bc|EF G/B/A/F/|BA FA|
DF AF/A/|dc Bc|EF G/B/G/E/|DC D2:|
|:|fA fA|fA fa/f/|eB gB|cd eB/e/|
fA fA|fA fB|e/g/e/d/ Bc|ed d2:|

Twelve comments

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 ~

The Newmarket, X:5

Close to setting X:1, just a few slight tweaks and particularly a change to the notation of the C-C#-D button slides in the second part.

The Newmarket / Dan Mac’s, X:6

This version is from near Newmarket. It was recorded and transcripted by Pat Slattery from Jer Mac (Jer McAuliffe or Jer Dan McAuliffe, b.1912) of Glenlara, Newmarket.