|: EF/G/ FE | FD FA | EF/G/ FE | F2 F2 |
EF/G/ FE | FD FA | B>A B/c/d |1 e2 e2 :|2 e2 f>e ||
|: dA FA | DA FA | c>B GB | A2 AB/c/ |
dA FA | DA FA | B>A B/c/d |1 e2 f>e :|2 e2 e2 ||
I saw it that way on TuneDB.org, but the recording I learned it from was clearly a c#. Another one I listened to a bit of online had a slide up from the B to the c#; it could easily go either way. So with one source each way and one both, I decided to go with what I’d learned.
For a short period of time Armand (fiddlinviolinin) and I were trying to divine the name of this polka from a recording of Caoimhin o’Raghallaigh and Willy Kelly. I searched thesession database, even using the notation filter to search it out. It looked like we had a brand-spanking-new tune on our hands! Excited, I rushed to post it, only to have my enthusiasm quickly crushed: "It’s the Ballyvourney!". I was astounded, how was the amazing note search fooled?
The tune is in E dorian; we had it in D minor. Their instruments were just flat on the recording XD
James Kelly and Paddy O’Brien recorded this polka as "Cuil Aodha."
Modality of Ballyvourney Polka
I think it’s in D major but it just happens to start and end by implying an A chord. You can drone an A most of the time — except for during the implied G chords.
This is named "Cuil Aodha" on the album Spring In the Air (1995) by James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien and Daithi Sproule; however, it’s not the Cuil Aodha polka which is already here. I’ve searched for it here, but can’t find it, unless I’ve made a basic mistake. Anyway, I’ve been enjoying playing it.