Eileen O’Keefe’s polka

Also known as Eileen O’Keeffe’s, Quinn’s, T.J. Quinn’s.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Eileen O’Keefe’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Eileen O'Keefe's has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Eileen O'Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dB AG/A/|BG EG/E/|DE GA| BA Ad|
dB AG/A/|BG EG/E/|DE GA|1BG Gd:|2BG GA||
Bd g2|Bd eg/e/|Bd eg/e/|dB AG|
Bd g2|Bd eg/e/|dB AG/A/|BG G2:|
X: 2
T: Eileen O'Keefe's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e |dB AG/A/ | BG E2 | DE GA | BA Ae |
dB AG/A/ | BG E2 | DE GA | BG G :|
|: A |Bd g2 | Bd e2 | Bd e/f/e/ | dB AG |
Bd g2 | Bd ef/e/ | dB AG/A/ | BG G :|

Four comments

Eileen O’Keefe’s

This tune was composed by one Maurice O’Keefe, from Glenreigh, Kiskeam who named it after his granddaughter.

“Eileen O’Keefe’s” ~ C: Maurice O’Keefe

ComhaltasLive #246 - 2: Séamus Creagh & Rob Murphy playing a set of three Sliabh Luachra polkas:

Eileen O’Keefe’s Polka (given as ‘gan ainm’) / The Lonesome Polka / Dan Mac’s Polka

http://comhaltas.ie/
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_246_2_seamus_creagh_and_rob_murphy_play_a_set_of_sliabh_luach/

~ from the Nyah Festival 2007 ~ fiddle player Séamus Creagh, originally from County Westmeath, with Rob Murphy of Cavan on flute…

X: 2
T: Eileen O’Keefe’s
S: Séamus Creagh & Rob Murphy
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Gmaj
|: e |\
dB AG/A/ | BG E2 | DE GA | BA Ae |
dB AG/A/ | BG E2 | DE GA | BG G :|
|: A |\
Bd g2 | Bd e2 | Bd e/f/e/ | dB AG |
Bd g2 | Bd ef/e/ | dB AG/A/ | BG G :|

All in the family, but who’s to say which came first?

"John Joe Harnett’s"
# Added by ceolachan - July 28th, 2013
https://thesession.org/tunes/12875

The chicken or the egg? :-/

I gathered that John’s polka had done the rounds in motivating dancers in Limerick for at least a couple of decades, at least the 50s & 60s?! ~ and earlier?, before he gave it to me in the 70s…

Re: Eileen O’Keefe’s

Just realized that this is the first tune on the great album "Island to Island" — believe it’s Seamus Creagh playing, up a whole step from the version ceolachan links to / transcribes above (ie in A rather than G).