Toureendarby polka

Also known as Taureen Derby, There’s Worse Than That Around, Tooreenderby.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Knocknagoshel (a few times) and The Maids Of Ardagh (a few times).

Toureendarby has been added to 5 tune sets.

Toureendarby has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BE FE |BE G/F/E |D>E FA |DE FA |
BE G/F/E |BE FE |D>E FA |1 FE EF/A/ :|2 FE E2 ||
|:ee/e/ dB |ee/e/ dB |AF dF |AB/c/ df |
ee/e/ dB |ee/e/ dB |AF dF |1 FE gf :|2 FE E2||
X: 2
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: d/c/ |BE EF | BE G/F/E | D>E FA |DE Fd/c/ |
BE EF | BE FE | D>E FA | FE E :|
|: ^d |ef/e/ dB | eg/e/ dB | A>F dF | A/B/c/d/ e^d |
ef/e/ dB | eg/e/ dB | A>F dF | FE E :|
X: 3
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|DE FA|
BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|FE E:|
|:B|e2 dB |ef/e/ dB |AF dF|AB/c/ d2|
ef/e/ dB |ef/e/ dB|AF dF|FE E:|
X: 4
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EA |: BE GE | BE GE | D>E FA | DE FA | BE GE | BE GE | D>E FA | GE E2 :|
ef/e/ dB | ef/e/ dB | AF dF | AB/c/ d2 | ef/e/ dB | ef/e/ dB | AF dF | FE E2:|
# Added by Clare .
X: 5
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BE FE |BE G/F/E |D>E FA |DE FA |
BE G/F/E |BE FE |D>E FA |1 FE EF/A/ :|2 FE E2 ||
|:ee/e/ dB |ee/e/ dB |AF dF |AB/c/ df |
ee/e/ dB |ee/e/ dB |AF dF |1 FE gf :|2 FE E2||
X: 6
T: Toureendarby
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BE FE | BE FE | D2 FA | DE FA |
BE FE | BE FE | D2 FA | FE E2 :|
|: ef/e/ dB | ef/e/ dB | AF dF | AB/c/ d2 |
ef/e/ dB | ef/e/ dB | AF dF | FE E2 :|

Six comments

“Taureen Derby”

X: 2
T: Taureen Derby
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
|: d/c/ |\
BE EF | BE G/F/E | D>E FA |DE Fd/c/ |
BE EF | BE FE | D>E FA | FE E :|
|: ^d |\
ef/e/ dB | eg/e/ dB | A>F dF | A/B/c/d/ e^d |
ef/e/ dB | eg/e/ dB | A>F dF | FE E :|

Toureendarby is near Newmarket in the Sliabh Luachra area of Co. Cork. This is a setting from the playing of harpist Laoise Kelly. It’s on her album "Ceis":

X: 1
T: Toureendarby
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Edor
A|\
BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|DE FA|
BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|FE E:|
|:B|\
e2 dB |ef/e/ dB |AF dF|AB/c/ d2|
ef/e/ dB |ef/e/ dB|AF dF|FE E:|

Toureendarby Polka

The Boys of the Lough play this on their 2002 album ‘Lonesome Blues and Dancing Shoes’ and call it "Curragh Races Polka". It is in fact a polka version of the reel "The Curragh Races" (https://thesession.org/tunes/1760)

Toureendarby Polka

"…It is in fact a polka version of the reel "The Curragh Races"…"

Mmm. Well, perhaps not; Kenny has pointed out - quite rightly - that there are not enough similarities to pair this tune with "The Curragh Races", and the B part of the tunes are in fact quite different, so ignore that part of my post. Sorry, guys.

There’s Worse Than That Around

I first heard this tune at a concert of the Band Cuas from Dingle (Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich - accordion, Liam Stapleton - Flute, Matt Griffin - Guitar), seems to be one of the polkas indigenous to the Dingle area (but I’m not an expert on this :)). It can also be found on the album Ragairne by Séamus Begley and Jim Murray.

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