“Tom Sullivan’s Polka”
Key signature: Dmixolydian
Submitted on July 14th 2003 by nobu.
Check out the D version here https://thesession.org/tunes/201
And another one with the parts swapped https://thesession.org/tunes/1022
Tommy Keane & Jacqueline McCarthy
From the album notes from "The Wind Among the Reeds" https://thesession.org/recordings/61
"The West Cork Reel was learnt from the playing of John Kelly who had been a member of Seán Ó Riada’s folk orchestra, Ceoltóirí Chualann. The tune, of which there is also a polka version, was collected by Ó Riada in west Cork. "
An octave lower
I am just starting to learn this tune now, but I find reaching up to the 8th fret quite challenging (tenor banjo). This tune can be played one full octave lower on the banjo than the notation above, and there’s a lot less stretching involved. Would that just sound too out of place, playing two octaves below fiddles etc, or might it work well in the mix?
Tash Ó Treasaigh
Yay a tenor banjo player!