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.

There are 17 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Shoe The Donkey (a few times) and Coomb’s Cove (a few times).

The Glenside appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Glenside has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Glenside has been added to 107 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/2G/2A D2 | B2 BA | B/2c/2d ed |
B2 BA | F/2G/2A 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 :|
Submitted by hetty - May 1st, 2004
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 | BA 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>d BA |FE D2|B>d BA| B/c/d e2|
B>d 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

"McElroy’s Fancy" / "Pat Horgan’s #2" / "The Glenside" ~ another take

K: E Dorian
|: 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 :|

"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

"The Glenside Polka" ~ etc., an ‘other’ setting in A Dorian

K: A Dorian
|: 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 :|

" John Doonan’s" / "John Doonan’s #2" ~ & the beat goes on ~ & on ~

Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on December 1st 2006 by nicholas.

K: E Dorian
|: 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 ||

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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The Listowel #2, X:12

From the playing of Phil, John And Pip Murphy.