Ballinafad polka

Also known as Ballinafad, The Ballinafad, McDonagh’s.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Ballinafad has been added to 1 tune set.

Ballinafad has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Ballinafad
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/|BG G>B|AG FG|AB cd|
B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/|BG GA/B/|AG FE|D2 DB/c/|
d>e dB|cA A>c|BG EF|GF ED|
B/c/B/A/ B/c/B/A/|BG G>B|AG FA|G2 Gg/a/|
|:b2 b/a/g/f/|g2-gd|f2 f/e/d/B/|c2-cd/c/|
BG gd|cA B/c/d|1e2 f2|g2 d/e/g/a/:|2 ec fa|g2 d>c|
2
X: 2
T: Ballinafad
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 B/A/B/c/ | BG G>B | AG FG | AB cA |
B2 B/A/B/c/ | BG G>B | AG FE | D2 DB/c/ ||
dg dB | cA Ad/c/ | BG EF | GF ED |
B2 B/A/B/c/ | BG G>e | dg f/g/a/f/ | g2 ga ||
b2 b/a/g/f/ | g2 gd | f2 f/e/d/B/ | c2 cd/c/ |
Bd gd | cA B/c/d | e2 f2 | g2 ga ||
b2 b/a/g/f/ | g2 gd | f2 f/e/d/B/ | c2 cd/c/ |
Bd gd | cA B/c/d | e2 f2 | g>a gd ||
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Two comments

Source: Pathway To The Well by Matt Molloy And John Carty With Arty McGlynn
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Tune already posted

This was already posted under the title of Ballinafad Polka

https://thesession.org/tunes/8367

That version is closer to how I play it from listening to versions played by Matt Molloy on Pathway to the Well, the McDonagh brothers on their eponymous album, and Catherine mcEvoy, Caomhin O Raghallaigh and Micheal O Raghallaigh on their concert tour a few years ago.