The Ballydesmond slide

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Ballydesmond has been added to 14 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.