Newmarket Polka No. 3
And the third "Newmarket Polka" from "Irish Times", aka "Terry Teahan
This is one of the first tunes taught to beginners in Bristol (UK), and is usually in a set with Henry’s Polka and Riding on a Load of Hay. Here is the version as taught and played in Bristol:
D>D DB|AG EG|D>D DB|AG GE|D>D DB|AG EG|D2 d>B|1 AG GE:|
AG GA|:Bd A>B|AG EG|Bd A>B|AG G>A|Bd A>B|AG EG|D2 d>B|1 AG G>A:|AG G2||
Here’s a version suited to the bagpipes:
T: Terry Teehan’s
A2 Af|ed Bd|A2 Af|ed d2|
A2 Af|ed Bd|1 A2 af|ed d2:|2 A2 a>f|ed de||
fa e>f|ed Bd|fa e>f|ed d>e|
fa e>f|ed Bd|1 a2 Af|ed d>e :|2 A2 a>f|ed d2||
This polka’s what polkas are for! yeeha!
X: 4 "The Glin Polka"
S: John Brosnan
X: 5 Discussion: What is this polka called | A2 A f | ed (3Bcd | … ?
# Posted by (ian) iwilson - September 14th, 2009
😎 Apologies, falling down on the job, as I’d meant to add this one way back when, but was convinced it was already here from ages back, and it may have been, but might have gotten lost in an earlier exodus? It’s wondrous how much difference the same basic melody can have - in different hands, over time, like Chinese whispers…
Terry Teahan’s, X:8
Known as Terry Teahan’s at the Greenbriar Slow Session, presumably taken from the Comhaltas Books. A good polka with nothing too special, try holding a dotted quarter for that low D (especially on box) the second time through to add to the craic.
Also, for B/C players - try really emphasizing the draw from the D all the way to the push G for extra effect.
Setting from the playing of Sliabh Notes (Matt Cranitch, Dónal Murphy, & Tommy O’Sullivan).
Their "Gleanntán" album liner notes say that this polka, and Annaghbeg, were both learned from manuscripts of Padraig O’Keeffe. They named this polka Gleanntán, noting that it was untitled in O’Keeffe’s manuscript.
A few variations.