Terry Teahan’s polka

Also known as Cuz Teahan’s, Gleanntán, The Gleanntán, The Glin, Newmarket, Terry Teehan’s.

There are 32 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Newmarket (lots of times), Callaghan’s (a few times), John Walsh’s (a few times), Joe Bane’s Schottische (a few times) and Anything For John Joe (a few times).

Terry Teahan’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Terry Teahan's has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: E2 Ec | BA FA | E2 Ec | BA A2 |
E2 Ec | BA FA | E2 ec |1 BA A2 :|2 BA A>B ||
| ce B>c | BA FA | ce B>c | BA A>B |
ce B>c | BA FA | E2 E>c | BA A>B |
| ce B>c | BA FA | ce Bc/e/ | fe cB |
ce B>c | BA FA | Ez e>c | BA A2 ||
X: 2
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
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||
X: 3
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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||
X: 4
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
B/ |:Ad df | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e>A |
Ad df | ed B/c/d | Ad de |[1 fd d/c/d/B/ :|[2 fd d3/ ||
|: e/ |fa gf | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e2 |
f/g/a gf | ed B/c/d/B/ | Ad de | fd d3/ :|
X: 5
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 Af | ed B/c/d | A2 Af | ed B2 |
A2 Af | ed B/c/d | fa af | ed d2 :|
|: f/g/a gf | ed B/c/d | Ad de | fe e2 |
f/g/a gf | ed B/c/d | Ad de | fd d2 :|
X: 6
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Ad df | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e2 |
Ad- df | ed Bd |[1 Ad de | fd d2 :|[2 Aa af | ed d2 ||
|: fa af | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e2 |
fa- af | ed Bd |[1 Ad de | fd d2 :|[2 Aa af | ed d2 |]
X: 7
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Ad df | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e2 |
Ad df | ed Bd/B/ | Ad d/c/d/e/ | fd d2 :|
|: fa gf | ed Bd | Ad de | fe e2 |
f/g/a gf | ed Bd/B/ | Ad d/c/d/e/ | fd d2 :|
X: 8
T: Terry Teahan's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|D2DB|AG EG|DB, DB|AG E2|D2 DB|AG EG|Bd AB|AG G2:|
|Bd A>B|AG EG|Bd A>B|AG e2|Bd AB|AG EG|D2 DB|AG G2:|

Eight comments

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:

K:G
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||

trevor

Here’s a version suited to the bagpipes:
X: 1
T: Terry Teehan’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K:Daj
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
https://thesession.org/discussions/22647

8-) 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.