The Ballydesmond slide

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with John Ryan’s (a few times), Dennis Murphy’s (a few times) and The Newmarket (a few times).

The Ballydesmond has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Ballydesmond
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EFG A2 B c2 d e3|G2 E EDE G2 E D2 G|
EFG A2 B c2 d e2 f|1 g3 ded B2 A A2 G:|2 g3 ded B2 A A3|]
|:a3 a2 b a2 g e2 f|g3 gfe def g2 d|
efg a2 b a2 g e2 f|g3 ded B2 A A3:|]

Two comments

The Ballydesmond

To my ears, this tune sounds wholesome and distinct enough that it didn’t initially occur to me that it was simply a slide version of one of the Ballydesmond polkas. I didn’t locate any transcriptions of this version on The Session, so I thought I’d post it. I heard it from Danu’s Buan album.