The Rubber Band slide

Also known as Caoimhin’s, Slide Caoimhin, Slide Chaoimhín, Slide Do Caoimhin, Slide For Caoimhin, Slide For Caomhin.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Rubber Band has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Rubber Band has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rubber Band
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|FGF E2D F3 A3|Bcd A2B d3A3|
def d2B AFA AFA|BAF BAF E3 z2E|
FGF E2D F3 A3|Bcd A2B d3A3|
def d2B AFA AFE|DEF E2D D3 z2D||
|:A2F A2F AFE D3|A2F B2d AGF E3|
A2F A2F AFE D3|dcB AFE F2E D3:|
X: 2
T: The Rubber Band
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2E||: FGF E2D F3 F2A | BdB A2B d3 d2A |
|1 def d2B A3 AFA | BAF A2F E3 EDE :|
|2 def d2B ABd AFE | DEF E2D (D3 D)FG ||
||: A2F A2F AFE D3 | A2F B2d AGF E3 |
| A2F A2F AFE DFA | dcB AFE F2E D3 :||

Eight comments

Slide for Caomhin

Written by Peadar O’Riada, this is the tune as taught by Brendan Begley to my box class at Willie Clancy Week 2010.

Can anyone confirm that this was written recently?

Thanks for the link Dont. The version I’ve posted seems to have some significant variations from the pdf you can get from Peadar Ó Riada’s site, and it does look like a recent composition.

Take care to stress the off beats in the 1st part: you could easily end up playing a march…

Geantrai on TG4

This tune was performed, in a set of slides, on TG4’s Geantrai programme on December 12, 2010. The musicians were Aoife and Deirdre Grainbheal, and Una Ni Ghuidhir.

Re: The Rubber Band

"That one was originally called the ‘Rubber Band’ after the rubber band, holding my accordion together, which snapped while we were rehearsing. Caoimhin is mainly responsible for any accordion playing I do. I forgot the name when we were writing the sleeve notes for the last cd and called it ‘Caoimhin’s slide’ but it was originally the ‘Rubber Band’."

The Rubber Band, X:2

This setting from Limerick concertina player, Tony O’Connell