T: Taureen Derby
|: 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":
BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|DE FA|
BE FE|BE FE|D>E FA|FE E:|
e2 dB |ef/e/ dB |AF dF|AB/c/ d2|
ef/e/ dB |ef/e/ dB|AF dF|FE E:|
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)
"…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.
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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.
X: 6 “The Toureendarby Polka”
# Added by Nigel Gatherer - June 5th, 2013