Polka

Mick Culloty's Polka

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Written by Mick Culloty (b.1967). Accordion/Melodeon player and composer from Currow. Learned in the traditional manner (by ear) from Johnny O’Leary, Dan Jeremiah O’Connor,
Ned O’Connor and other musicians, and has developed his own distinctive and empathetic style. Has a great store of rare tunes, with valuable knowledge of where they came from.

This is a nice recording of Mick himself playing it below. It's in the key of C - the stringed instruments are tunes down.

The One I Know

This is a new tune written around 2018 by Newmarket accordion player and national treasure Timmy O'Connor.

Timmy's bio from The Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive

Timmy Connors. Timmy ( Connors) O Connor Accordion; Composer) Born in 1935 in Tooreendarby, he had no formal teacher but was influenced by neighbouring musicians like Johnny Mickey Barry, Jack Keane, Paul Linehan and others. He played with the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Duhallow Céilí Band and recorded two CDs with the Monks of the Screw. He recorded one solo CD, ‘As it was in Tooreendarby’. A founding member of the long running Monday night session at Scullys, a regular at the Comhaltas Seisiún in Rockchapel and a great repository of old music. His music has taken him to many European countries and the U.S.A., and he is still going strong in his 85th yr.

DD Cronins

DD Cronin's bio from The Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive

D.D. Cronin. (Fiddle).Born Glenamuckla W., Newmarket, 1917.Pupil of Padraig O’Keeffe. Played fiddle and saxophone in Clamper Hall, Keelnahulla Hall, etc, in the 1940s. Played in Dan O’Connels in Knocknagree in the ‘70s and ‘80s.His son, John, is an accordion player. Died 1990.

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