Sonny’s Mazurka

Mazurka, D, Traditional Irish
Also known as: Sonny Brogan’s; Garret Barry’s Mazurka; The Irish Mazurka
TrailJams Tune of the Week for November 28, 2021

Mazurkas originated in Poland, and spread over Europe in the 1800s, both as tunes and as a dance form. They found their way to Ireland in the mid-1800s, and have become a traditional tune form there, particularly in county Donegal. This tune comes from those roots and traditions.

Recordings

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 for Sonny's Mazurka, traditional Irish Mazurka, D Major.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 75bpm
Moderate tempo 150bpm

Sets

Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • John Doherty’s Mazurka / Sonny’s Mazurka / Mazurka Limousin

References and Resources

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