John Ryan's Polka

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Polka in D

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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The playing of Celtaire String Band, an great old time band here in Texas.

This is one of those Irish tunes that has made it into the old time tradition. I like to end it with two staccato Ds. I sort-of knew this tune until fairly recently, when I had the good fortune to hear Celtaire play it on the courthouse steps in Bandera, TX. After that, it was firmly in my head.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Irish and British

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