Pádraig O'Keeffe's Slide (2)

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PÁDRAIG O'KEEFFE'S SLIDE [2] (Sleamhnán Phádraig Uí Chaoimh). AKA and see "Bank of Turf (1) (The)," "First Cousin of the Gallant Tipperary Boys (The)," "Tom Billy's Reel (4)." Irish, Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Breathnach): ABB’ (Moylan). Johnny O’Leary remembered this was played in a medley with “Scartaglen Jig (The)” by County Kerry fiddler Denis Murphy: “The two of them are out of each other.” The melody is attributed to Sliabh Luachra master fiddler Pádraig O’Keeffe. As “Bank of Turf (1) (The)” the tune was printed in Treoir (vol. V, No. 5).

Source for notated version: fiddler Paddy Glackin (Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region, Kerry), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uilleann, February, 1981 [Moylan].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 56, p. 25. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 38, p. 23.

Recorded sources: Claddagh CC5, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford - “The Star Above the Garter.” Gael-Linn Records CEF 060, Paddy Glackin - "Ceol ar an bhFidil" (1977).

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




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