Murroe Polka

Traditional Irish polka, D
Also know as: Peg Ryan’s; The Ballyfin Polka No. 1

Murroe Polka. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together March 6, 2022.

This tune is named for the Irish village of Murroe, which is located in the north-eastern part of County Limerick, close to Limerick City and to the County Tipperary border. Ballyfin, another of the tune’s namesakes, is an Irish village 106 kilometers from Murroe. The tune is also known as Peg Ryan’s Polka, a name it shares with an entirely different tune.


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Musical score (sheet music) for Murroe Polka. Key of G. Traditional Irish. Arranged by Jonathan Lay, 2/9/2022.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 95bpm
Moderate tempo 115bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.