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Tune ID#1451 (O'Keeffe's Slide)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Keeffe's Slide about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Keeffe's Slide / O'Keefe's Slide / Dan O'Keeffe's Slide / Dan O'Keefe's Slide 2 / Dan O'Keeffe's No. 1 / Dan O'Keefe's / Danny Ab's / Danny Ab's Slide No. 1 / Denis Murphy / John Kelly's Slide (2nd in set Danny Ab's on KF and RshMtn) (also in E) (2nd part same as 2nd part of #3310)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19526#2
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Murphy, Clifford.
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195226#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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~19696#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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~197312#1
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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20075#2
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #86 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #57 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #18#2 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 47 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
On page 205 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As slide #11 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 25 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #26 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #177 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #61 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As other #5 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As slide #23 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 98 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1952