Brosna Slide (1)

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BROSNA SLIDE [1], THE. AKA and see "Lonesome Road to Dingle (2)," "Trip to the Jacks." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Three slides, "The Brosna Slide" [1], "Scartaglen Slide (The)" and "Pádraig O'Keeffe's Favourite" are played together and are collectively known as "The Brosna Slides;" they are associated with Donal O'Connor according to Moylan (1994). They are also associated with the champion Brosna Céilí Band of North Kerry (winners of the 1972 All-Ireland title), who learned them from local Brosna musician Jack Cahill (Treoir). Source O'Leary sometimes adds a fourth tune to the set, "Nelly Mahony's Slide (2)."

Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region) [Moylan].

Printed sources: Cranitch (The Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 64. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 84, p. 48. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 2), 1999; pg. 31. Treoir, vol. 34, No. 4 (2002); p. 21.

Recorded sources: Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Johnny O'Leary – "The Rushy Mountain" (1994. Reissue of Topic recordings). Topic 12T357, Johnny O'Leary – "Music for the Set" (1977). Topic 12T358, "Jackie Daly" (appears as "Trip to the Jacks").



See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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