Annotation:Gleanntán Slide

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GLEANNTÁN SLIDE. AKA and see "Denis Murphy's Slide (1)," "Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (4) (The)," "Dark Girl in Blue (1) (The)," "Girl in the Dress (The)," "Julia Clifford's Slide (1)," "Napoleon Crossing the Alps (2)," "Pádraig O’Keeffe’s Slide (4)." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is associated with the village of Gleanntán, Sliabh Lucahra, County Kerry. See also the related "Flax in Bloom" family of tunes as well as the first part of the English tune "Lilly White." See also the 2nd part of "Marquis of Huntly's Highland Fling (1) (The)," nearly identical with the first part of the slide.

Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 289, p. 93.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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