In January 2021 I came up with the idea of composing a Polka with a missing beat, a tune form I’m calling a Clipped Polka. This changes the rhythm from 2/4 to 5/4. I imagined how a tune in this rhythm might sound in Dingle, Co. Kerry and out came this tune quite quickly. It is dedicated to the great concertina player Cormac Begley. The tune should be played loudly with a powerful, undulating rhythm. No compromise!
Cormac’s Clip (Clipped Polka)