Donal O’Connor’s slide

Also known as The Brosna No. 2, Brosna No.2, The Brosna Slides No. 2, Scartaglen, The Scartaglen.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of The Ilen (a few times), The Ballydesmond (a few times).

Donal O'Connor's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 A |B>cB cBA G2 E D2 G | EFG A2 B c3 cBA |
B2 B cBA G2 E D3 | EFG AGF G3 :|
|: GFE |D2 B B^AB d2 B B=AG | D2 G A2 B c3 AFE |
D2 B B^AB d2 B B=AG | ABA DFA G3 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:c|BcB B2A G2E D3 | DEF G2A c3 c2c | BcB B2A G2E D3 | DEG A2F G3 G2 :||:
E|D2B B3 d2B B3 | E2G A2B c2B A2E | D2B B3 d2B B3 | c2D EGA G3 G2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B3 cBA G2 E D2 D | EFG A2 B c3 cBA |
BcB cBA G2 E D3 | EFG AFD G3 G2 :|
|: E |D2 B BAB d2 B BAB | D2 G A2 B c2 A ABA |
D2 B BAB d2 B BA[GB] | ABA FGA G3- G2 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d2 e |f3 gfe d2 B A2 d | Bcd e2 f g3 gfe |
f>gf gfe d2 B A3 | BB/c/d ecA d3 :|
|: dcB |A2 f fef a2 f fed | A2 d e2 f g3 gec |
Aff fef aff fed | e>fe Ace d3- :|
ABC
X: 5
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B2 d cBA G2 E D2 G | EFG A2 B cdc B2 A |
B2 d cBA G2 E D2 G | EFG AFD G3 G2 :|
|: E |D2 B BAB d2 B B3 | D2 A A2 B c2 A F2 A |
D2 B BAB d2 B B2 G | ABA DFA G3 G2 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Donal O'Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 A |B2 B cBA G2 E D2 D | EFG A2 B c3 cBA |
B3 cBA G2 E D2 D | EFG AFD G3 :|
|: GFE |D2 B BAB d2 B BAB | D2 F A2 B c2 A ABG |
D2 B BAB d2 B BAG | A2 A DFA G3 :|
ABC

Six comments

“Donal O’Connor’s Slide” / “The Scartaglen Slide”

Yep, another that takes that geographic name as one of its alternates. Here is the same tune in another key, and while I’m at it, with some other possibilities thrown in. I’ve known this one for a long time, to dance to and to play, and was surprised it wasn’t already here. I recieved an email from Wounded Hussar that presented part of this and was asking me for a name for it, another lovely slide, thanks for the reminder… ;-)

X: 1134
T: Donal O’Connor’s Slide
T: The Scartaglen Slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: D Major
|: d2 e |
f3 gfe d2 B A2 d | Bcd e2 f g3 gfe |
f>gf gfe d2 B A3 | BB/c/d ecA d3 :|
|: dcB |
A2 f fef a2 f fed | A2 d e2 f g3 gec |
Aff fef aff fed | e>fe Ace d3- :|

“Donal O’Connor’s”

The following transcription was found online, the work of Bill Black as taken from the Comhaltas magazine "Treoir".

X: ~
T: Donal O’Connor’s Slide
Z: Transcribed by Bill Black
S: Treoir
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: G Major
|: A |
B3 cBA G2 E D2 D | EFG A2 B c3 cBA |
B3 cBA G2 E D2 D | EFG AFD G3 G2 :|
|: E |
D2 B BAB d2 B BAB | D2 G A2 B c2 A ABA |
D2 B BAB d2 B BAB | ABA FGA G3 G2 :|

You’d wanna be quick!!

Thanks C for help with title - you must have great collection of sliabh luachra tunes. I was going to put this in later but C has obliged. I’ve learnt it from a local box player, gentleman name of Joe Dowling. He played it after The Brosna and finishes with Padraig O’Keefes Favourite, both here.
My take on Joe’s playing is as follows but playing by ear, there’s a good few extra notes thrown in here and there to speed the flow.
K:G
M:12/8
L:1/8
|:c|BcB B2A G2E D3 | DEF G2A c3 c2c | BcB B2A G2E D3 | DEG A2F G3 G2 :||:
E|D2B B3 d2B B3 | E2G A2B c2B A2E | D2B B3 d2B B3 | c2D EGA G3 G2 :|

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)…