Kilcummin Slide (The)

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KILCUMMIN SLIDE, THE. Irish, Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. Source O'Leary stated: "I'd say it is from Kilcummin (Co. Kerry) it came. The most of the slides and polkas come from there. That's the strange thing." See also the Pennsylvannia-collected quadrille (jig) tune "Allegheny County", which is quite close in the first strain. The first strain also appears as the third part of "Dingle Regatta."

Source for notated version: Mick Mahony via accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region), recorded in recital at Na Piobairi Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 40 (appears as untitled jig). Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 91, pp. 52-53.

Recorded sources: RTE CD174, "The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master Padraig O'Keeffe." Topic 12T357, Johnny O'Leary - "Music for the Set" (1977).

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




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