Sheet Music: John Ryan's Polka

TitleJohn Ryan's Polka
Alternate titlesSean Ryan's Polka
Forty Pound Float
40 Pound Float
The Armagh
Death From Above
Hills of Connemara
The Keadue
The Titanic Polka
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–A5
Time signature2/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (45 kB) (preview)
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Date added2009-10-01
Last updated2009-10-01
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Categories
Celtic Music, Dance tunes, Film music, Polkas, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 1 October 2009

Tune of the Day: John Ryan's Polka

Traditional Irish polka

This traditional Irish polka has recently become quite popular due to its appearance in the 1997 film Titanic. It's included in the track “An Irish Party in Third Class”, performed by the highly-acclaimed Celtic band Gaelic Storm

The tune is actually known under many different names, like: “Forty Pound Float”, “The Keadue”, “The Armagh”, “Hills of Connemara”, “The Dum Dum Polka”, “Death From Above” (like someone said, that's the most likely than can happen to you when somebody throws you a pint meanwhile you're playing the over-over-played tune at the best of the session), and, more recently, “The Titanic Polka”.