Dalaigh’s polka

Also known as Dalaigh 2, Dalaigh’s #2, Dalaigh’s No. 2, Dalaigh’s No.2, Daley’s, Daly’s, Muiris Ó Dalaiġ, Muiris O Dalaigh’s, Muiris O’ Dalaigh’s, Muiris O’Dalaigh’s, O’ Dalaigh’s, O’Dalaigh’s, Polca Dalaigh, Port Deálai, Port Mhuiris Uí Dhálaigh.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Dalaigh’s has been added to 15 tune sets.

Dalaigh's has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

1
X: 1
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:g/f/|eA BA|eA BA|eA c/B/A|G>A Bd|
eA BA|eA B>A|G>A B/c/d|BA A:|
|:d|e>d ef|ga gf|e>d e/f/g|ab/a/ gf|
e>d d/e/f|g2 g>e|dB gB|A2- A:|
2
X: 2
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA BA|eA BA|eA BA|G2 Bd|
eA BA|eA BA|GB dB|A2 A2:|
|:ed ef|ga g2|ed ef|a2 g2|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|A2 A2:|
3
X: 3
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B/d/|eA Bd|e/f/e/d/ Bd|eA BA|G>A Bd|
eA Bd|e/f/e/d/ Bd|ea e/f/e/d/|BA A-:|
|:A|e2 ef/g/|ae fe|d2 de/f/|ge fd|
e2 ef/g/|a/b/a/e/ fd|ea e/f/e/d/|BA A:|
4
X: 4
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:F/A/|BE FE|B/c/B/A/ FA|BE G/F/E|D>E FA|
BE FE|BE F>E|DD/E/ F/G/A|FE E:|
|:F/A/|B>^A Bc|d>e dc|BA B/c/d|ef/e/ dc|
B/c/B/A/ Bc|d/e/d/c/ d>B|AF dF|E2- E:|
5
X: 5
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA Ad|ed Bd|eA AB/A/|G2 (3ABd|
eA Ad|ed Bd|(4efgf cB|A2 A/ z:|
ed ef|ga gf|ed ef|a2 gf|
ed ef|ga gf|dB gB|A2- A z:|
6
X: 6
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA Ad|ed Bd|eA AB/A/|G2 (3ABd|
eA Ad|ed Bd|e/f/g/e/ dB|A3 A:|
ed ef|ga g2|ed eg|a2 gf|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|A2- A z:|
7
X: 7
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA Ae|ed Bd|eA AB/A/|G2 B/c/d|
eA Ae|ed Bd|e/f/g/f/ dB|A2 A2:|
|:ed ef|ga g2|ed e/f/g|a2 gf|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|A2 A2:|
8
X: 8
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA Ae|ed Bd|eA AB/A/|G2 B/c/d|
eA Ae|ed Bd|e/f/g/f/ dB|A2 A2:|
|:ed ef|ga gf|ed eg|ab/a/ gf|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|A2 A2:|
9
X: 9
T: Dalaigh's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:eA BA|eA Ac/d/|eA BA|G2 Gc/d/|
eA BA|eA Ac/d/|ed dB|1 A2 Ac/d/:|2 A2 A2||
|:ed ef|ga gf|ed e/f/g|a2 a2|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|1 A2 A2:|2 A2 gf||

Nine comments

"Muiris O’ Dalaigh’s"

This tune could also be played with the c’s sharp (^c), which would make it A Mixolydian. Many of the transcriptions I’ve come across for this avoid c altogether…

The most basic transcription I’ve found for this was in this now out-of-print collection of West Kerry music ~

“An Pota Stóir: The Set Dance Music of West Kerry”
Feargal MacAmhlaoibh
INNÉ, County Kerry, 1994
ISBN: 0-9522090-2-0
Page 14, tune #4: "Daliagh’s"

X: 2
T: Dalaigh 2
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: A Dorian
|: eA BA | eA BA | eA BA | G2 Bd |
eA BA | eA BA | GB dB | A2 A2 :|
|: ed ef | ga g2 | ed ef | a2 g2 |
ed ef | ga ge | dB GB | A2 A2 :|

"Dalaigh’s Polka" ~ with a difference, from the 70’s, old ABCs

X: 3
T: Dalaigh’s Polka / Polca Dalaigh
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka / polca
K: A Dorian
|: B/d/ |
eA Bd | e/f/e/d/ Bd | eA BA | G>A Bd |
eA Bd | e/f/e/d/ Bd | ea e/f/e/d/ | BA A- :|
|: A |
e2 ef/g/ | ae fe | d2 de/f/ | ge fd |
e2 ef/g/ | a/b/a/e/ fd | ea e/f/e/d/ | BA A :|

& the relative on site here:

"The Glen Cottage Polka"
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on December 5th 2005 by hetty.
https://thesession.org/tunes/5278

K: E Dorian
|: BE FA | B/d/B/A/ FA | BE FE | D>E FA | ~
|: B2 Bc/d/ | eB cB | A2 AB/c/ | dA BA | ~

"Dalaigh’s Polka" ~ another transcript

"100 Polkas"
Edited by Dave Mallinson
Dave Mallinson Music, 1997
ISBN: 1-899512-21-7
Page 20, tune #51: "Dalaigh’s Polka"

K: A Dorian
|: g>f | eA BA | eA BA | eA BA | G2 GB/d/ | ~
|: B>d | ed ef | g>a gf | ed eg | a2 g>f | ~

"Port Deálai"~DUAL

On CD named "DUAL" which palyed by Éamon Doorley,Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh,Julie Fowlis and Ross Martin,
this tune credit as "Port Deálai" followed by a tune "Neili". But on site here, the title "Port Muiris Ó Dálaigh"
is related to other tune.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3853
On the CD, it played like below
X: 4
T: Port Deálai
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Ador
|: eA Ad | ed Bd | eA AB/A/ | G2 (3ABd |
eA Ad | ed Bd | (4efgf cB | A2 A/ z:|
ed ef | ga gf | ed ef | a2 gf |
ed ef | ga gf | dB gB | A2- A z:|

Incorrect ABC code

I posted incorrect ABC code for DUAL’s "Port Deálai".
Correct one is these.
X: 4
T: Port Deálai
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Ador
|: eA Ad | ed Bd | eA AB/A/ | G2 (3ABd |
eA Ad | ed Bd | (4efge dB | A2 A/ z:|
ed ef | ga g2 | ed eg | a2 gf |
ed ef | ga ge | dB GB | A2- A z:|

Neili lyrics

Can anyone write out the words to the chorus phonetically, or point me to a site that can help?

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