Annotation:Johnny Micky's Slide

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JOHNNY MICKY'S SLIDE (Sleamhnán Sheáinín Mhicí). AKA - "Johnny Mickey's Slide," "Seán Mhicí." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title refers to Johnny Mickey Barry (?-1981), a concertina player from Toureendarby, northeast of Newmarket and a student of renowned Lisheen musician Tom Bill Murphy. The first strain of the tune is sometimes associated with versions of the ballad "The Maid Freed from the Gallows"[1] [Child 95, Roud 144, in America called "Slack your rope, hangman").

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Seamus Creagh & accordion player Jackie Daly (County Cork, Ireland) [Breathnach]; Connie O'Connell (County Cork) [Beisswenger].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 110. Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. III), 1985; No. 43, p. 21. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 68, p. 28. Prior (Fionn Seisiún 2), 2003; p. 33. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 31. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with the Armagh Pipers Club), 25.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEFCD 057 - "Jackie Daly & Seamus Creagh" (1977).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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  1. Drew Beisswenger, Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry, 2012; p. 110.