The Gortnatubrid polka

Also known as Gort An Tuathbhrid, Gortantubrid, The Gortnabruid, Seamus Creagh’s, Séamus Creagh’s.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

The Gortnatubrid has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Gortnatubrid has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
f>e|:dB cA | Bc de| fd ed | cA f>e|
dB cA| Bc de| fd ec |1 B2 f>e:|2 B2 B2||
f2ba | fe f>e | dB cA | Bc de |
fb a=g | fe f>e|dB cA |1 B2 B2:|2 B2 f>e||
2
X: 2
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: f>e |dB cA | Bc de | fd e/f/e/d/ | cA- Af/e/ |
dB c/B/A | Bc d>e | fd ec | B2 :|
|: B2 |f/g/f/e/ ba | fe f>e | dB c/B/A | Bc de |
fb a>g | fe f>e |dB cA | B2 :|
3
X: 3
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: dB cA | Bc de| f2 ed | c/B/A f>e|
dB cA | Bc de | fd ec |1 B2 f>e :|2 B2 de ||
|: f2ba | fe f>e | dB cA | Bc de |
fb ag | fe f>e | dB cA |1 B2 de :|2 B2 f>e ||
4
X: 4
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f>e|: dB c/B/A | Bc de| fd ed | cA f>e|
dB c/B/A | Bc de | fd ec |1 B2 f>e :|2 B2 B2 ||
|: ~f2 ba | fe fe | dB c/B/A | Bc de |
fb ag | fe fe | dB c/B/A |1 B2 B2 :|2 B2 f>e ||
5
X: 5
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: dB c/B/A | Bc d>e | fd ed | c/B/A f>e|
dB c/B/A | Bc de | fd ec |1 B2 f>e :|2 B>c de ||
|: fe/f/ ba | fe f>e | dB c/B/A | Bc de |
fb ag | fe fe | dB c/B/A |1 Bc de :|2 B2 f>e ||
6
X: 6
T: The Gortnatubrid
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f>e |: dB {B}cA | Bc de | {a}fd ed | {d}cA {e}f>e |
dB {B}cA | Bc de | {a}fd ec |1 B2 {a}f>e :|2 B2 B2 ||
|: ~f2 ba | fe {e}f>e | dB {d}cA | Bc de |
fb ag | {a}fe {e}f>e | dB {d}cA |1 B2 B2 :|2 B2 |]
# Added by Mars .

Eight comments

Second polka played in Seamus Creagh album ‘Came The Dawn’, after ‘Connie In The Pool’.
Composed by Seamus Creagh.
Booklet : ‘The second one I wrote one night while thinking of the place I used to live in Ballyvourney, West Cork’.

The Gortnatubrid, X:3

From the playing of Foxy Devil.

The Gortnatubrid, X:4

From the playing of Tickle Harbour.

Lovely arrangement, Seamus was also a fan.

The group also throws in some ornament or runs around that beginning f-note of the B Part from time to time through the track.

The Gortnatubrid, X:5

Some combination of previous settings.

The Gortnatubrid, X:6

Transcribed from Seamus Creagh recording from 1991.

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