O’Keeffe’s slide

Also known as Highland Bonnet, Murphy’s Slides No. 2, O’Keefe’s, O’Keeffe’s No 2, Padraig O’Keeffe’s, The Weaver’s, The Weavers.

There are 78 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Star Above The Garter (a few times), Johnny Leary’s (a few times).

O'Keeffe's has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: O'Keeffe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g3|fed B2d A2d F2B|A2F DEF E3 E2g|
fed B2d A2d F2B|1A2F EFE D3:|2A2F EFE D3 D2g|
|:fef a2a baf a2f|fef a2f g3 f2e|
[1fef a2a baf a2f|d2f a2f d3 d2g:|
[2fga efg fed B2d|ABA GFE D3||
ABC
X: 2
T: O'Keeffe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: fed B2 d A2 d F2 B | A2 F D2 F E3 E2 g | fed B2 d A2 d F2 B | A2 F EFE D3 D2 g |
fed B2 d A2 d F2 B | A2 F D2 F E3 E2 g | fed B2 d A2 d F2 B | A2 F EFE D3 D2 e ||
fef a3 baf a3 | fdf a2 f g3 f2 e | fdf a3 baf a3 | fdf a2 f d3 d2 e |
fef a3 baf a3 | fdf a2 f g3 f2 e | faf ege ded BdB |1 ABA GFE D3 g2 g :|2 ABA GFE D3 d3 ||
ABC
X: 3
T: O'Keeffe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
g3 |:fed B2 d A2 d F2 A | A2 F D2 F E3 E3 |
fed B2 d A2 d F2 A |[1 A/B/AF E2 F D3 D3 :|[2 A2 F E2 F D3 g3 :|
fef a3 baf a3 | fef a2 f g3 g2 e |
fef a3 baf a2 a | fef a/b/af d3 d2 e |
fef a2 a baf a3 | fef a2 f g3 gfe |
fga efg fed B2 d | ABA F2 E D3 |]
ABC

Six comments

O’Keeffe’s slide

Source : Beginish
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

The Details tab has this listed as being on Dan Beimborn’s "Shatter the Calm" album but that track actually has a polka of the same name, not this slide.

Dale Russ plays this on Irish Fiddle. James Morrison recorded it in the 20s as a Schottische with the title Highland Bonnet.

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The Chieftains 4: Medley - part 4

I think of this tune as The Weavers (slide). That’s what it’s called on The Chieftains 4 (their finest album, IMHO). Listen to Track 12 (medley): O’Keeffe’s Slide/An Súisín Ban/The Star Above The Garter/The Weavers. O’Keeffe’s is a different kettle of fish!
Anyhow, what’s in a name? As long as the notes are right and the feet are tapping …

“The Weaver’s” or “Bill the Weaver’s”

Bill ‘The Weaver’, father to brother and sister Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford/Murphy. The O’Keeffe would be Padraig, and they all knew each other…

X: 3 “Murphy(’s)s’ Slides No.2” ~ Bill, Denis, Julia…

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 2, the 2nd slide of two.

Q: 148 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth 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)…