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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#448 (Dalaigh's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dalaigh's about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book B&S (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dalaigh's / Dálaigh's Polka / Dalais / Daly's Polka (appears highly arranged within The Molka on THayes; 1st in set Dhá Pholca Dálaigh on MoMad) (also in E)
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Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19916#1
[THayes] Tommy Hayes. An Rás. Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Micheal Ó Súilleabháin (piano).
~20101#1
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).

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MoMad

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #71 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 127 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 42 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 69 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As polka #11 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1974