Brosna slide

Also known as The Brosna Slides No. 1, The Lonesome Road To Dingle, Trip To The Jack’s, Trip To The Jacks, The Trip To The Jacks.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Denis Murphy’s (a few times).

Brosna has been added to 204 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Brosna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2G G2A BAB d2B|A2D FED A2D FED|
G2G G2A BAB d2B|A2D FED G3 G3 :|
|:g2f efg f2e d2B|c2B A2B c2d e2f|
g2f efg f2e d2B|c2A FED G3 G3 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Brosna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2 F |E2 A A2 B cBc e2 c | B2 E GFE B2 E GFE |
E2 A A2 B cBc e2 c | B2 E GFE A3 :|
|: A2 e |a2 g fga g2 f e2 c | d2 c B2 c d2 e f2 g |
a2 g fga g2 f e2 c | d2 B G2 B A3 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Brosna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFE |D2 G G2 A B^AB d2 B | A2 D FED A2 G FED |
D2 G- G2 A B^AB d2 B | A2 D FED G3 :|
|: GB/c/d |g2 f e2 g f2 e d2 B | c2 B A2 B c2 d e2 f |
g3 efg f2 e d2 B | c2 A F2 D G3 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Brosna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3 d2e f2g a2f|e2d cBA e2d cBA|
d3 d2e f2g agf|e2d cBA d3 d3:|
|:d2c Bcd c2B A2F|G2F E2F G2A B2c|
d2c Bcd c2B A2G|F2G E2F D3 D3:|
ABC
X: 5
T: Brosna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFE |D2 G G2 A BAB d2 B | A2 D FED A2 D FED |
D2 E G2 A BAB d2 B | A2 D FED G3 :|
|: GBd |g3 efg f2 e d2 B | ccB A2 B c2 d e2 f |
fgf efg f2 e d2 B | c2 A F2 A G3 :|
ABC

Eleven comments

A tune played occasionally in Bristol sessions, and rather more often in workshops for set dancers.

“Trip to the Jacks” / “Brosna”

Another rescue mission, expecting the "POOF!" as the duplication, July 13th 2005, disappears. Too many go that way and the authors rarely return to offer the ABCs in the ‘Comments’ of the earlier and surviving submission.

Another of Gian Marco’s valued transcriptions ~ in ‘A Major’:

T: Trip To The Jack’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: A Major
|: A2 F |
E2 A A2 B cBc e2 c | B2 E GFE B2 E GFE |
E2 A A2 B cBc e2 c | B2 E GFE A3 :|
|: A2 e |
a2 g fga g2 f e2 c | d2 c B2 c d2 e f2 g |
a2 g fga g2 f e2 c | d2 B G2 B A3 :|

Wow! I am always amazed at ‘The Whiz’ ~ it went "POOF!" as I was contributing the above for ‘posterity’…

my transcription came from
Music From Sliabh Luachra by Jackie Daly

Variation

Variation of the second bar from Seamus Creagh:
|A2D FED dBA FED|

The setting I just posted (X:4) is my attempt to notate Niamh Ní Charra’s version of "Lonesome Road to Dingle" from "Cuz". Right now it’s the sample available at http://www.niamhnicharra.com/

~ track 5, the 1st slide of 3

Q: 145 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eigth notes)

I have also learned this one direct, as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 130 to 150 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)…