Forde’s polka

Also known as Con Thadhgo’s, Matt Hayes’s, Matt Teehan’s, The Taur.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Murphy’s (a few times).

Forde's has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Forde's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AD FA|dc AB|=c>B cE|EF GF/G/|AD FA|dc AB|=c>B cE|1ED D2:|2ED D>e|:
fd ed|cA Ad/e/|fd ef|ag ef/g/|fd ed|cA AB|=c>B cE|1ED D>e:|2ED D2|
X: 2
T: Forde's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: AD FA | d^c AB | c>B cG | EF GA/B/ |
AD FA | d^c AB | c>B cG | ED D2 :|
|: fg/f/ ed | ^cA A2 | fg/f/ ef | ag ed |
fg/f/ ed | ^cA AB | c>B cG | ED D2 :|
X: 3
T: Forde's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: AD FA | d^c AB | c>B cE | EF GE |
AD FA | d^c AB | c>B cG | ED D2 :|
|: fg/f/ ed | ^cA Ae | fg/f/ ef | ag e=f |
fg/f/ ed | ^cA AB | c>B cE | ED D2 :|
X: 4
T: Forde's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: AD F/G/A | d^c AB | c>B cE | EF GB |
AD F/G/A | d^c AB | c>B cG | ED D2 :|
|: fg/f/ ed | ^cA Ae | fd ef | g2 ag |
fg/f/ ed | ^cA AB | c>B cE | FD D2 :|

Three comments

Source: Bruach An TSuláin by The Abbey Céilí Band
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Ah I remember this tune. I loved this polka when I first heard it but never actually learned it. I must get my hands on that album again. My suspicion is that this tune has another title but was a favorite of the Abbey Ceili Band banjo player, Liam Forde.

Thanks for posting gian.

Forde’s

Sometimes this tune is called "The Taur".It’s the first of two unnamed polkas in the Track 10 set on Jason O’Rourke’s CD, "The Bunch of Keys".

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