The Kerry Polka -- Beginning String Orchestra
The Kerry Polka is a spirited Irish fiddle tune that goes by many names, and is a great entry into the style for beginning string players. This simple but effective arrangement for string orchestra is in unison across all parts, helping teachers and ensemble leaders build confidence in tone producation, intonation and bowing simultaneously. Many variations suggest themselves, including adding an open string drone, grace notes, and triplets. Score and parts.