Lord Mayo polka

Also known as Arrival Of The Fianna, Lord Mayo’s March, Tiarna Ṁaigh Eo, Tiarna Mhaigh Eo, Tiarna Mhuigheo.

There are 52 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maid Of Mount Kisco (a few times), After The Battle Of Aughrim (a few times), Gavotte (a few times) and The Green Groves Of Erin (a few times).

Lord Mayo has been added to 8 tune sets.

Lord Mayo has been added to 494 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG AB|e2 e/d/B/d/|eA AB/A/|G/A/G/F/ ED|
AG AB/d/|e>f g>f|e>f g/d/B/G/|A4:||
a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|G>A GE|
a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|a4||
a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|G>A GE|
A>B d>B|A/G/A/B/ g2|e>f g/d/B/G/|A4||
X: 2
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: D2 C2 | D2 E/G/E | GA AB | AG E/=F/G | A2 D2 | D2 ED | CD CB, | A,2 A,2 | D2 C2 |
D2 E2 | GA AB | c3B | GA AB | AG E/D/C | D4 |1 z2 A,2 :|2 z2 A2 | d2 d2 | cA cd |
ez e2 | zd c2 | A/c/A G2 | GA c2 | C3D | C2 A,2 | d2 d2 | cA cd | ez e2 | zd c2 |
A/c/A G2 | GA c2 | d3e | d2 A/B/c | d2 d2 | cA cd | ez e2 | zd c2 | A2 G2 | GA c2 |
C3D | C2 A,2 | DC DE | G2 E2 | D2 C2 | c3A | G3D | E/=F/G EC | D2 D2 | D2 A,2 |
# Added by Jean2 .
X: 3
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E2|AG AB|e2 e/d/B/d/|eA AB/A/|G/A/G/F/ E2|
AG AB|e>f g>e|d2 B/d/B/G/|A2 :||
|:e2|a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|G>A Ge|
a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|a3e|
a2 g/e/g/a/|b2 ba/g/|ed d/e/g|G>A GE|
A/G/A/B/ d>B|AG g>e|d2 B/d/B/G/|A2||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
[M:4/4] E2 | (A2 {BA} G2) {/B}!mordent!A2 {/c}!mordent!B2 | {d}!>!e3 (g {/a}ed) (Bd | !breath!e2) "^f.v."A2 "^f.v."A2 (BA | !>!GA !uppermordent!G!uppermordent!F EB) ((3DEG |
!breath!A2) {/B}(AG !mordent!A2 !mordent!B2 | {d}!>!e2 {/g}ed g.b f.b | e)g fB {/f}(ed BG | A) z .A/.A/.A .!>!a z .E2 |
{G}(!>!A2 {/G}AG !mordent!A2 !mordent!B2 | {d}!>!e2 {/g}eg {/a}ed) ((3Bcd | !breath!e2) "^f.v."A2 "^f.v."A2 {/c}(B{/c}A | GA) (G{AG}F EB) ((3DEG |
A2 {/B}AG !mordent!A2 !mordent!B2 | {d}!>!e2) z {/b}(a {/f}g{/f}g {/f}g{/a}f {gf} | e){/f}(g fg {/a}ed) {/c}(BG | !breath!A2) {/B}AG !mordent!A2 ((3Bcd|
{eg} "^f.v."a3) b g(e ga | {/c'}.b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2{f/g/e} d)B de {/a}gd | (~G3 A {/B}GE DE) |
{g}~a3 b g(e ga | .b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2{f/g/e} d)B de g"<("">)"e | {g}~a3 b ~a2 ((3deg |
!breath!a3) {/c'}b g(e ga | {/c'}.b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2{f/g/e} d)(B de g)"<("">)"d | (~G3 A G{/B}G EG |
A)(G AB d)G BG | AG {/A}Ed ~g3 {/a}e | !breath!d2 (ed) (ed) (BG | A) z .a/.a/.a .!>!a z E2 ||
(A2 {BA} G2) z A !mordent!B2 | z (e {/g}ed {/g}ed) ((3Bcd- | de) {/c}(AG AE) {/c}(BA | G2 {AG} FG EG DE |
{G}A2) {/B}(AG) (!mordent!A2 !breath!B2) | ~e3 d g{f}g fg | e z {/b}(ag) {/a}(ed) {/c}(BG | !breath!A2) {/B}(AG) !mordent!A2 ((3DEG |
A2) ((3DEG AB cd | e).g .f.g ed ((3Bcd | e) z .a z {g}a3 b | (~G3 A {/B}GE DE) |
(~A3 G ~A2 !breath!B2) | (~e3 d) (g{/b}g fg | e) z {/b}(ag) {/a}(ed {/c}BG | A2 {/B}AG AB (3deg |
a2 {a}!>!b)a g(e ga | {/a}.b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2{f/g/e} d)(B de g) z | (G{/F}G {/F}GA G2 {c/A/G} EG) |
{/b}!>!ae !>!ae !>!g(d ga | b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2 {gb} !>!d') z ((3bag) be | ga b(d' !>!e')d' ((3bag) |
.a z .a/.a/.a .!>!a(g (3ega | b) z (!slide!b2-b2 {a/b/a}g2{ag} | e2{f/g/e} d)(B (3deg) (ga | !slide!b) z .d' z ((3bag) bG |
(AG A.B) .d z .B z | A2 {BA} G z !slide!g z z2 | z4 ((3EFG) ((3EFG | .A) z .A z .A z |]
# Added by Mars .
X: 5
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E | A>GA>B e2 dB | e>dB>A GA/G/ E2 | A>GA>B Te2 d>B | e>dB>A A3 :|
g>eg>a b2 ag | egd(B/A/) GA/G/ E2 | g>eg>a b2 ag | e>d e2 (ab) a2 |
gega b2 ag | egd(B/A/) GA/G/ E2 | A>GA>B Te2 dB | e>dBA A3 ||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 6
T: Lord Mayo
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|AG AB|e2 e/d/B/d/|e2 AB/A/|G/A/G/F/ EE|
AG AB|e2 gg/f/|e2 e/d/B/G/|A2 z :||
|:e|~a2 g/e/g/a/|b>b b/a/g|ed d/e/g|G>A GE|
~a2 g/e/g/a/|b>b d'/b/a/g/|ed d/e/g|a3e|
~a2 g/e/g/a/|b>b b/a/g|ed d/e/g|G>A GE|
A/G/A/B/ dB|AG g>e|d2 B/d/B/G/|A2z||

Twenty-two comments

Lord Mayo

This tune is a march, not a polka.

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On another cd

The tune is also on a cd released by the accordion player Liam O’ Connor but dominated by Gerry ‘Banjo’ O’ Connor.

Lord mayo

I learnt this tune as a march but its pretty cool as a polka!

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Lord Mayo

This is not the track on the Album, New Day Dawning. It is an Air and not the March/Polka displayed.
If anyone has the correct tune, please post it.

It’s a march, not a polka, and’s in A minor, not G major.

Lunasa

Here is the way Lunasa play the tune :

X:1
T:Lord Mayo
C:David Murphy
L:1/8
Q:360
K:Ador
M:2/4
|: D2 C2 | D2 E/G/E | GA AB | AG E/=F/G | A2 D2 | D2 ED | CD CB, | A,2 A,2 | D2 C2 | \
D2 E2 | GA AB | c3B | GA AB | AG E/D/C | D4 |1 z2 A,2 :|2 z2 A2 | d2 d2 | cA cd | \
ez e2 | zd c2 | A/c/A G2 | GA c2 | C3D | C2 A,2 | d2 d2 | cA cd | ez e2 | zd c2 | \
A/c/A G2 | GA c2 | d3e | d2 A/B/c | d2 d2 | cA cd | ez e2 | zd c2 | A2 G2 | GA c2 | \
C3D | C2 A,2 | DC DE | G2 E2 | D2 C2 | c3A | G3D | E/=F/G EC | D2 D2 | D2 A,2 | \
W:Created with TablEdit http://www.tabledit.com/

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This was annoyingly hard to find as it’s actually a march in A dorian not a polka in g major!

but who cares, it is is stunning tune and i am going to start it in a sesh one day :)

Because of the wide variety of time signatures that marches come in, and because of their tendency to also stray into other territory, we put them where we can, and if ‘march’ is at least used in the ‘alternate titles’ you can search out other marches here, and that can be narrowed by time signature… Give it a try, click on the ‘Search’ tab in ‘Tunes’, then start by just entering ‘march’… Next, use the time signature/tune form drop-down and try say 2/4 (polkas), 6/8 (jigs), etc… They haven’t all been ‘tagged’ with ‘march’, but it is getting done over time, since there isn’t a ‘march’ category. The same is being done for ‘highland flings’…

Weird transcriptions… I wouldn’t have chosen 2/4 for this one, just seems daft… :-/

And, I have to disagree with the one above who proclaims ~ " its pretty cool as a polka!" ~ YUCK!!! Obviously, unlike New York girls, you can’t dance the polka… (= haven’t a clue)

Yes, I realize, 2/4 is a standard convention for notating marches like this, I just don’t think it does justice to the tune, and this one goes very nicely ‘slowly’…and ‘with feeling’…

does anyone have the sheet music for key of D…… or is it maybe posible to play it on a D whistle with a higher octave.

THANKS for the anwsers :)

No problem…

Just play it as written - you have all the notes you need on a D whistle.

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this one could be easily arranged for the Scots Pipes.. Pruning the high b’s makes it more insistent but not necessarily less melodic.

Lord Mayo (air by harper Thady Keenan)

@brianbeag ,

http://www.tunearch.org/wiki/Lord_Mayo_(2) - scroll down for the abc music.

(the new Fiddler’s Companion site).

Besides the album you mentioned, the air was on Chieftains no. 3 (first medley, second tune - linking to this "March/Polka page")

Chieftains LP/CD " 4 " has the tune transcribed on this page on the session.
"march by the other harper: David Murphy"

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Cannot change time signature

Actually it should be in 4/4 or 2/2 time.

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Cannot change time signature - Lord Mayo

You need to change the 7th line [M: 4/4] to [M: 2/4] and change L: 1/8 to L: 1/16 for it to work properly

Lord Mayo, X:5

Here is the setting of this great march as it appears in O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion, vol. III (c. 1808).

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Lord Mayo, X:6

Source: The Chieftains
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta