Tune(s) of the Week for March 12, 2012

Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, Guest at Fiddle Club of the World
Friday, March 23, 7:30p, Old Town School East

We’ll have an Irish session, with some craic and ceili (stories, talk and fellowship). This will be an easy-going introduction to the world of Irish tunes. Here’s another set of dance tunes that can be learned quickly. The first one is Sullivan’s, not the same tune as Tom Sullivan’s polka that Kathleen Keane taught us last year. Many of you already know the second tune Britches Full of Stitches. In this video, they’re played by Jackie Daly on accordion and Seamus Creagh on fiddle.

And here’s another performance of the same two tunes ending a set of four polkas played by Kevin Burke and Michael O’Domhnaill in 1982, in Bloomington (Indiana)’s beloved Bears Back room.

set of 4 polkas


X:11
T:Sullivan’s-Britches Full of Stitches
M:C|
L:1/8
R:Polka
K:A
a3g a3f | e2c2 a4 | c2e2 a3f | e2c2 B2A2 |
a3g a3f | e2c2 a4 | c2e2 B3c |1 B2A2 A4 :|2 B2A2 A2 |:
AB | c2e2 e2c2 | d2f2 f2d2 | c2e2 e2AB | c2B2 B3A |
c2e2 e2c2 | d2f2 f2d2 | c2e2 B3c |1 B2A2 A2 :|2 B2A2 A4 |:
A3B c2A2 | B2A2 c2A2 | A3B c2A2 | B2A2 F4 |
A3B c2A2 | B2A2 c2e2 | A3B A2F2 | F2E2 E4 ::
e3f e2c2 | B2A2 B2c2 | e3f e2c2 | B2A2 F4 |
e3f e2c2 | B2A2 B2c2 | A3B A2F2 | F2E2 E4 :|

2 thoughts on “Tune(s) of the Week for March 12, 2012

  1. Sullivan’s and Britches are the last two tunes in the medley. I don’t know the names of the first two. Kevin just announced it as a “set of polkas.”

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