The Kishkeam Lasses slide

Also known as Joe Cooley’s Delight, McAuliffe’s, Padraig O’Keefe’s Slides No. 2, Rural Felicity.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Morning Lark (a few times).

The Kishkeam Lasses has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd e2d c2E EFG|AFA BAG F3 DFA|
dcd e2d c2E EFG|1A2F GFE D2d d2c:|2A2F AGF D2d d2e||
|:f2d d2c d2f a2f|e2A ABA Bcd efg|
f2d d2c d2f a2f|1efe ABc d3 d2e:|2efe ABc d3 ABc||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: gfg a2 g f2 A ABc | e2 e d2 c B2 G GBd |
gfg a2 g f2 A ABc | ded cBA G3 G3 :|
|: B2 d g3 f2 d c3 | ded c2 A e2 d B3 |
B2 d g3 f2 d c2 B | ABc def g3 g3 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dcd e2 d c2 E E2 F | GFG B2 A F/G/FE DFA |
dcd e/f/ed c2 E EFG |[1 A2 F GFE D3 D3 :|[2 A2 F GFE D3 a2 g ||
|: f2 d d2 A def a2 f | e2 c A2 c e2 f gfe |
f2 d d2 A def a2 f |[1 e2 c ABc d3 a2 g :|[2 e2 c ABc d3 e2 c |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | d2d ded c2E EFG | ABA A2G F2D DFA | d2d ded c2E EFG | ABA GFE d3 d2 :|
e | f2d d2c d2f agf | e2A A@c e2f gfe | f2d d2c d2f agf | e2A ABc d3 d2 :|
ABC
X: 5
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dcd e2 d c2 E E2 F | GFG B2 A F/G/FE DFA |
dcd e/f/ed c2 E EFG |[1 A2 F GFE D3 D3 :|[2 A2 F GFE D3 a2 g ||
f2 d d2 A def a2 f | e2 c A2 c e2 f gfe |
f/g/fd d2 A def a2 f |[1 e2 c ABc d3 a2 g |[2 e2 c ABc d3 e2 c |]
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Eleven comments

Source: "Summer At My Feet" by North Cregg
Transcription: gmp

The second part given here is basically a slip on the 4th part of Hehir’s…

Another 2-part take on Hehir’s - - -

Here’s one basic take on the tune. This was collected long before I came across Hehir’s, back in the mid to late 70s, which had me wondering which came first, 32 bars or 64? I’d collected and played this in both ‘G’ and ‘D’ :

|: gfg a2 g f2 A ABc | e2 e d2 c B2 G GBd |
gfg a2 g f2 A ABc | ded cBA G3 G3 :|
|: B2 d g3 f2 d c3 | ded c2 A e2 d B3 |
B2 d g3 f2 d c2 B | ABc def g3 g3 :|

Forgot to mention - this two-parter was collected without a name, gan ainm…

“Rural Felicity” / “Kerry” ~ two parts ~ up in digital smoke ~ “POOF!”

The ABCs and comments have been moved to the ‘comments’ for "Kathleen Hehir’s"…

“The Kishkeam Lasses” ~ anoher “Padraig O’Keeffe’s Slide”

The following transcription is from the playing of this, several sources, by Jimmy Doyle. It is also the second tune of track 12 on the following recording, a pair of slides attributed to Padraig O’Keeffe ~

"Jimmy Doyle And Dan O’Leary:
Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry"
http://www.thesession.org/recordings/display/1247

X: 3
T: Padraig O’Keeffe’s
T: The Kishkeam Lasses
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: dcd e2 d c2 E E2 F | GFG B2 A F/G/FE DFA |
dcd e/f/ed c2 E EFG |[1 A2 F GFE D3 D3 :|[2 A2 F GFE D3 a2 g ||
|: f2 d d2 A def a2 f | e2 c A2 c e2 f gfe |
f2 d d2 A def a2 f |[1 e2 c ABc d3 a2 g :|[2 e2 c ABc d3 e2 c |]

The Kishkeam Lasses

Recorded on Martin Mulvihill’s 1978 album Traditional Fiddling from Limerick as "McAuliffe’s".

X:949
T:McAuliffe’s
S:Martin Mulvihill, 1978 Trad Fiddling from Limerick
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:12/8
L:1/8
K:D
A | d2d ded c2E EFG | ABA A2G F2D DFA | d2d ded c2E EFG | ABA GFE d3 d2 :|
e | f2d d2c d2f agf | e2A A@c e2f gfe | f2d d2c d2f agf | e2A ABc d3 d2 :|

X: 5 “Padraig O’Keefe’s Slides No. 2”

S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
http://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ track 12 (side B, track 5), the 2nd slide of two.

Q: 135 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)…