Môn polka

Also known as Anglesey, Mympwy Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerychwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch, Ynys Môn.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Môn has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Môn
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3A/B/c/ |d>d AA | FA de/f/ | g>f ed | e>d c/B/A |
dd AA/A/ | FA dd/e/ | ff ee | d3 :|
|: d/e/ |f>f dd | ef/e/ cc | de/f/ g>f | e>d c/B/A/c/ |
d>d A>A | F/G/A d>e | ff ec | d3 :|
X: 2
T: Môn
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 D>D | B,/C/D G>B | cB A>G | AG FD/F/ |
GG DD/C/ | B,D GD | Bc/B/ Ad | G4 :|
|: B2 G>G | A2 F>F | GA/B/ c>B | AG F (3D/E/F/ |
G2 D2 | B,C/D/ G2 | B>B AG/F/ | G4 :|

Four comments

“Ynys Môn” = The island of Anglesey

This is the first of two tunes asked about here:

Discussion: Anyone recognise this?
# Posted on December 18th 2007 by Welshman
https://thesession.org/discussions/16138

The second is:
"Rachel Dafydd Ifan"
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on December 18th 2007 by ceolachan.
https://thesession.org/tunes/8053

That’s it, before Kenny disowns me. I have a lot of penance to do, but there is also the pleasure of a number of Irish transcriptions I’ve done and a stack more of Irish recordings, field and commercial, needing attention, again (a mishap with a hard drive that took lots of work with it when it went down ~ that was hell 🙁 )…

Pronunciation guide ~
Ynys ~ Uhn - iss (‘iss’ as in ‘pi*s’)
Môn ~ moan

“Ynys Môn” ~ taking it lower, and other possibilities

X: 2
T: Ynys Môn
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: G Major
|: G2 D>D | B,/C/D G>B | cB A>G | AG FD/F/ |
GG DD/C/ | B,D GD | Bc/B/ Ad | G4 :|
|: B2 G>G | A2 F>F | GA/B/ c>B | AG F (3D/E/F/ |
G2 D2 | B,C/D/ G2 | B>B AG/F/ | G4 :|

Another possible key ~ A

Part of a Welsh set.

Played in a a set beginning with Gower Reel, followed by, Nos Wener, then Ynys Mon.
On the Gower reel link the Welsher (?) ways of playing it are
‘ABC ‘ed at the bottom end of the comments page. Ignore the unpopular American version at the start!! (Titled Soldiers Joy)

Gower Reel Link;

https://thesession.org/tunes/1356

Nos Wener link;

https://thesession.org/tunes/10005