The Glenside polka

Also known as Andy Boyle’s, Battery #1, Battery Single #1, Battery Singles #1, The Battery, The Derryveeney, John Doonan’s #2, Kerry #1, Kerry #2, Kevin’s, The Listowel #2, The Listowel No. 2, The Listowel, McElroy’s Fancy, Pat Horgan’s #2, Pat Organ’s #2, Single From The Battery #1, Singles From The Battery #1, Taoḃ An Ġleann, Tom Billy Murphy’s, Tom McGowan’s, Tony Lowe’s, West Limerick.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Glenside appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Glenside has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Glenside has been added to 114 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

1
X: 1
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2BA|F/G/A D2|B2 BA|B/c/d ed|
B2 BA|F/G/A D>E|FD AF|1 E2 E2:|2 E2 EA||
|:Be e>f|ed BA|Be ef|ed Bc|
d>e dB|AF D>E|FD AF|E2 E2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:EA|B>c BA|FA DA|B>c BA|Be ed|
B2 c/B/A|F/G/A D>E|FD AF|E2-:|
|:E2|Be- ed/e/|fe dA|Be ed/e/|f/g/f/e/ d2|
Be ed/e/|fe dB|AF d/A/F|E2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2 B>A|FA DE|B2 B>A|B/c/d ed|
B2 B>A|FA DE|FD AF|E2 E2:|
|:Be ed/e/|f>e dA|Be ed|e/f/e/d/ Bc|
d>e dB|AF DE/F/|GE FD|E2 E2:|
4
X: 4
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:d|e2 ed|B/c/d Gd|e/f/e/d/ e>d|e/f/g ag|
e2 e>d|Bd G2|BG dB|A2- A:|
|:d|ea ag/a/|b>a gd|ea ab|g/a/g/f/ gd|
eg gf/e/|dB G>A|BG dB|A2 A:|
5
X: 5
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B>d BA|FA DA|B>d BA|B/c/d ed|
B>d BA|FA D>E|F/E/D/F/ AF|1 E2 E2:|2 E2 EA||
|:Be e>f|ed BA|Be e/d/e/f/|ed Bc|
d>e dB|AF D>E|F/E/D/F/ AF|1 E2 EA:|2 E2 E2||
6
X: 6
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B2 BA|FA D2|EB BA|Be ed|
B2 BA|FA D2|FD AF|E2 E>A:|
|:Be ed/e/|fe d2|Be ed/e/|fe d2|
Be ed/e/|fe d2|AF dF|E2 E>A:|
7
X: 7
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:A|B2 BA|F/G/A D2|B2 BA|B/c/d ed|
B2 BA|F/G/A D>E|FD AF|E2 E:|
|:A|Be e>f|ed BA|Be ef|ed Bc|
d>e dB|AF D>E|FD AF|E2- E:|
8
X: 8
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2 BA|FA D2|BE BA|B/c/d ed|
B2 BA|FA DE|F/E/D AF|E2 E2:|
|:Be e>f|ed BA|Be e>f|ed Bc|
d>e dB|AF DE|F/E/D AF|E2 E2:|
9
X: 9
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B>c BA|FA D2|B>c BA|Be ed|
B>c BA|FA D>E|FD AF|E2 E2:|
|:Be ed/e/|fe dA|Be ed/e/|fe d2|
Be ed/e/|fe dB|AF dF|E2 E2:|
10
X: 10
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e>g ed|^c/B/A G2|e>g ed|e/f/g a2|
e>g ed|BA G>A|BG dB|A2 A2:|
|:ea ab|ag ed|ea ab|ag ef|
g>a ge|dB G>A|BG dB|A2 A2:|
11
X: 11
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B>c BA|FE D2|B>c BA|B/c/d e2|
B>c BA|FE D>E|FD AF|E2 E2:|
|:Be ef|ed BA|Be ef|ed Bc|
d>e dB|AF D>E|FD AF|E2 E2:|
12
X: 12
T: The Glenside
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:A>B AG|EG CG|A>B AG|AB dc|
A>B AG|EG/E/ C>D|EA GE|D2 FG:|
|:Ad de|dc AG|Ad de|dc AB|
ce cA|GE C>D|EA GE|D2 FG:|

Seventeen comments

Glenside Polkas set

This is the second tune of a set called "The Glenside Polkas", as I heard it about 20 years ago. The first one has been posted by Brad Maloney as "Cathy

"Fish And Taters" ~ 3-in-1, the last in the set of 3 polkas

Key signatures: D Major / E Dorian / E Dorian
Submitted on May 1st 2004 by hetty.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2928

"The Derryveeney" / "The Glenside" / "McElroy’s Fancy" /
"The Kerry No. 2" / "Pat Horgan’s No. 2"

In extraction:

K: E Dorian
|: B2 B>A | FA DE | B2 B>A | B/c/d ed |
B2 B>A | FA DE | FD AF | E2 E2 :|
|: Be ed/e/ | f>e dA | Be ed | e/f/e/d/ Bc |
d>e dB | AF DE/F/ | GE FD | E2 E2 :|

Submitted on May 1st 2004 by hetty.

"Andy Boyle’s" / "Cathy’s Faourite" / "Kevin’s" / "The Mist On The Glen" / ~ etc…….

"The Kerry No.1" / "Pat Horgan’s No.1" /
"Seamus Cussen’s No. 2" / "Ballydesmond No. 3" /
"The Hen Dance" / "Shoe the Donkey" ( ~ a definite misnaming )

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 2nd 2002 by Mad Baloney.
https://thesession.org/tunes/531

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on February 5th 2003 by Bannerman.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1410

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 19th 2004 by Susie-Lee.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3724

Tom Billy Murphy’s

X: 1
This is based on the playing of the Mulcahy Family from co. Limerick…

T: Tom Billy Murphy’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Emin
|:B2 BA|FA D2|EB BA|Be ed|
B2 BA|FA D2|FD AF|E2 E>A:|
|:Be ed/e/|fe d2|Be ed/e/|fe d2|
Be ed/e/|fe d2|AF dF|E2 E>A:|

Quite possibly the most brilliant tune ever written

🙂

Posted .

Can be played as a ‘single’.

A semi-(in)famous-celto-breton band, Gwendal, covered this tune c.30 years ago.

For Dow’s da ~ adding headers and a minor clean-up

X: 1
T: Glenside, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: A |\
B2 BA | F/G/A D2 | B2 BA | B/c/d ed |
B2 BA | F/G/A D>E | FD AF | E2 E :|
|: A |\
Be e>f | ed BA | Be ef | ed Bc |
d>e dB | AF D>E | FD AF | E2- E :|

Submitted on February 5th 2002 by Joerg Froese.

X: 2
T: Glenside, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: EA |\
B>c BA | FA DA | B>c BA | Be ed |
B2 c/B/A | F/G/A D>E | FD AF | E2- :|
|: E2 |\
Be- ed/e/ | fe dA | Be ed/e/ | f/g/f/e/ d2 |
Be ed/e/ | fe dB | AF d/A/F | E2 :|

# Posted on July 11th 2006 by ceolachan

X: 3
T: Fish And Taters #3
S: https://thesession.org/tunes/2928
N: "Fish And Taters" ~ 3-in-1, the last in this set of 3 polkas
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
K: E Dorian
|: B2 B>A | FA DE | B2 B>A | B/c/d ed |
B2 B>A | FA DE | FD AF | E2 E2 :|
|: Be ed/e/ | f>e dA | Be ed | e/f/e/d/ Bc |
d>e dB | AF DE/F/ | GE FD | E2 E2 :|

Submitted on May 1st 2004 by hetty.

X: 4
T: Glenside Polka, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: ADor
|: d |\
e2 ed | B/c/d Gd | e/f/e/d/ e>d | e/f/g ag |
e2 e>d | Bd G2 | BG dB | A2- A :|
|: d |\
ea ag/a/ | b>a gd | ea ab | g/a/g/f/ gd |
eg gf/e/ | dB G>A | BG dB | A2 A :|

# Posted on July 24th 2006 by ceolachan

X: 5
T: John Doonan’s
T: John Doonan’s #2
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: B>d BA | FA DA | B>d BA | B/c/d ed |
B>d BA | FA D>E | F/E/D/F/ AF |[1 E2 E2 :|[2 E2 EA ||
|: Be e>f | ed BA | Be e/d/e/f/ | ed Bc |
d>e dB | AF D>E | F/E/D/F/ AF |[1 E2 EA :|[2 E2 E2 |]

Submitted on December 1st 2006 by nicholas.

X: 6
T: Tom Billy Murphy’s
S: The Mulcahy Family from Co. Limerick
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: A/ |\
B2 BA | FA D2 | EB BA | Be ed |
B2 BA | FA D2 | FD AF | E2 E3/ :|
|: A/ |\
Be ed/e/ | fe d2 | Be ed/e/ | fe d2 |
Be ed/e/ | fe d2 | AF dF | E2 E3/ :|

# Posted on October 22nd 2009 by charliechamo

Tony Lowe’s

I couldn’t find this tune here, although it might appear under a different name somewhere. Originally learned from a ceili band tunebook. Lovely polka.

Thanks again for finding the match 🙂

Re: The Glenside

I really like this one. I love how each part reminds me of a different tune: the first is reminiscent of an E dorian version of "The Ballydesmond Polka No. 1" ( https://thesession.org/tunes/298 ), and the second part is basically a polka version of the second part of "O’Keeffe’s Slide" ( https://thesession.org/tunes/53 ). Great tune!

The Glenside, X:10

Newfoundland variant, played as a "single".

From the "Singles from the Battery" set, alternatively known as the "Battery Singles" set. "The Battery" is a neighbourhood within St. John’s, so presumably musicians there popularized it on the island. It appears on Graham Wells’ album in Ador/Amix, on Kelly Russell’s & The Planks’ album, and on one of The Irish Descendants’ albums in Edor.

Re: The Glenside

Ceolachan’s B part ( version 2-4) is very similar to Tralee Gaol (https://thesession.org/tunes/1113) especially as played by Sean Gavin and Jessie Smith.

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