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 27 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Newmarket appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Newmarket has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Newmarket has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Four 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/ :|
|: 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 ~