Polca Dálaigh | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Polca Dálaigh

I learned “Polca Dálaigh” (Daly’s Polka) from Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on their album “A Moment of Madness“. As you probably all know, we don’t play many polkas here in Clare, but when that album came out I had to learn a few. It is a really great album which I highly recommend.

X:1
T:Dhá Pholca Dálaigh
R:Polka
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:Ador
|:eA BA|eA A B/d/|eA BA|G2 g>f|
eA BA|eA A B/d/|ed dB|A2 A2:||
|:ed ef|ga g2|ed e/f/g|a2 g2|
ed ef|ga ge|dB GB|A2 A2:||

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

John Williams’ Jig

This jig comes from the playing of John Williams, a great concertina and accordion player from Chicago, whose father came from Doolin. John spent a lot of time in Doolin over the years, but I learned this particular tune from a YouTube video.

Read More »

Mac’s Fancy

I learned “Mac’s Fancy” from the playing of Josephine Marsh, who recorded it on the great compilation album “The Sanctuary Sessions”, recorded live at Cruise’s Pub in Ennis. This jig is usually played after “Winnie Hayes’ Jig” around Doolin.

Read More »

Jim Coleman’s

“Jim Coleman’s Reel” is not a tune I have heard very often. I learned it from James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien & Daithi Sproule on their album “Traditional Music of Ireland”. Seamus Tansey also recorded a nice version of this reel.

Read More »
Recent Comments