The Newmarket polka

Also known as Art O’Keefe’s, Art O’Keefes, Bag Of Beer, Billy Mahony’s, Green Cottage #3, The Green Cottage No.3.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Gullane (a few times), Ievan’s Polkka (a few times), Jamaica Jam (a few times), The Sliabh Luachra (a few times) and Tripping To The Well (a few times).

The Newmarket has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Newmarket has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:e2c2 | BE A>c | BE AB | cB Bc |
e2c2 | BE A>c | BE AB | cA Ac :|
|:ef/2g/2 a2 | gf f>e | ce fg | fe e2 |
ef/2g/2 a2 | gf f>e | ce fg | a2 a2 :|
X: 2
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e2 c2 | BE Ac | BE AB | cB Bc |
e2 c2 | BE Ac | BE AB | cA A2 :|
|: e2 a2 | gf fe | ce fg | fe c2 |
e2 a2 | gf fe | ce fg | a2 a2 :|
X: 3
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B |de/d/ Bd/B/ | AD G>B | AD GA | BA AB |
d2 Bd/B/ | AD G2 | AD G>A | BG G :|
|: B |de/f/ gg | fe e>d | B/c/d ef | ed dB/c/ |
d2 g/a/g/e/ | fe ed | Bd ef | g2- g :|
X: 4
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ef/e/ ce/c/ | BE Ac | BE AB | cB B2 |
ef/e/ ce/c/ | BE Ac | BE AB | cA A2 :|
|:ef/g/ a2 | gf f/g/f/e/ | ce fg | fe e2 |
ef/g/ a2 | gf f/g/f/e/ | ce fg | a2- a2 :|
X: 5
T: The Newmarket
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: de/d/ Bd/B/ | AD G>B | AD GA | BA A2 |
| de/d/ Bd/B/ | AD G>B | AD E/F/G/A/ | BG G2 :|
|: de/f/ ga/g/ | fe e2 | Bd ef | ed d2 |
| de/f/ ga/g/ | fe e2 | Bd ef | g2 g2 :|

Nine comments

Newmarket has to be the most prolific source of polkas. Here’s another one, from the playing of Jackie Daly, another prolific source of polkas.

Art O’Keefe’s?

This is completely different than the Art O’Keefe’s I play… but it’s a good tune, I’ve heard it before.

The Newmarket, X:4

Pretty much an amalgamation of the previous versions with some extra bits and bobs. Learned from a ceilidh band tunebook.

Billy Mahony’s

This is a lovely polka from the playing of Timmy O’Connor, an older boxplayer from Toureendarby, Newmarket, North Cork. Timmy recently had a CD put out, and I believe this is it, but I was fortunate enough to learn it off him in person on a Monday night at Scully’s in Newmarket. If anyone gets the chance to be anywhere close to North Cork on a Monday night, there’s great music to be had in Scully’s. Timmy plays much more to Tom Billy’s style than Patrick O’Keeffe’s, but is Sliabh Luachra through and through. I like to play it after the Glin Cottage Polkas (https://thesession.org/tunes/559 and https://thesession.org/tunes/1113#setting14369 ).

Re: Billy Mahony’s

Seems to be another setting of The Newmarket.

Re: Billy Mahony’s

I figured it had to be here somewhere!

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