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”.