Con Carthy's Favourite
CON CARTHY'S FAVOURITE. Irish, Slide (12/8 time). Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border. B Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tonality is indeterminate: the tune begins on a G chord in the 'A' part and a D chord in the 'B' part but resolves to an E minor at both cadences.
Sources for notated versions: recorded in November, 1970, by Breandan Breathnach from the playing of accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra) [Moylan]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, in the 1980's [Taylor].
Printed sources: Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 13, p. 8. Taylor (Music for the Sets, Yellow Book), 1995; p. 13.
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