Julia Clifford's Slide (1)
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JULIA CLIFFORD'S SLIDE . AKA and see "Dark Girl in Blue (1) (The)," "Dark Girl Dressed in Blue (4) (The)," "Denis Murphy's Slide (1)," "Girl in the Dress (The)," "Gleanntán Slide," "Napoleon Crossing the Alps (2)," "Pádraig O’Keeffe’s Slide (4)." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune is named for east Kerry fiddler Julia Clifford (d. 1997), sister of fiddler Denis Murphy and daughter of Tom Billy Murphy (1879-1944). See also note for "Flax in Bloom (The)" for more on this tune family.
Source for notated version: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region), recorded in recital at Na Piobairi Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III); No. 50 (appears as "The Dark Girl in Blue"). Ceol, vol. 5, No. 1. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 133, p. 78. Treoir, vol. III, No. 1 (appears untitled).
Recorded sources: Globestyle Irish CDORBD 085, Julia Clifford - "The Rushy Mountain" (1994. A reissue CD of Topic recordings from Sliabh Luachra musicians).
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info