>Paul de Grae sent in the following version of "Julia Clifford's Polka" (I
>corrected the meter to 2/4 -- it said "24" and my abc program did not like
Oops - sorry about that.
>That one can also be found on the Globestyle recording "The Rushy Mountain,"
>CDORBD 085. It's the first tune on track 14 and is given the name "Julia
Played by whom, please, Lorna? I don't have that recording.
>And Paul, you'll be glad to know I've just about given up trying to find any
>consistency in polka and slide names -- especially after I realized that Julia
>Clifford and Denis Murphy had recorded the *same* set of slides under the name
>"Danny Ab's" on Kerry Fiddles and "Dan O'Keeffe's" on The Star Above the
>Garter (okay, so maybe the editors goofed).
Oddly enough, Julia and Denis were being consistent there,
because Danny "Ab" is (or most likely was) Dan O'Keeffe.
This is suggested in the Topic booklet, and I'm almost certain
it was confirmed in one of the radio programmes that Peter
Browne produced on Denis and Padraig. O'Keeffe is a very
common name in Sliabh Luachra, and the use of nicknames
is sometimes essential.
>Scratch that "almost" -- I *do* give up! I'll just call everything
... just like the rest of us!
It seems that none of the polkas so far posted is the one
that the Stevenses are looking for; can y'all think of the
first phrase of the tune or anything?