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Set 25: Denis the Waiver
Denis Murphy's Polka/John Ryan's Polka

Denis the Waiver

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Two polkas from the Sliabh Luachra area of Ireland which I learned from a recording by the group Planxty. Denis Murphy - known as "Denis the Waiver" - was a celebrated fiddler and student of the legendary Padraig O'Keeffe, but I don't know who John Ryan was.

This set and other tunes played at the SMG Wednesday Slow Session can be found in The Scottish Slow Session Volume 1, available from my Online Store.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |