Con Carthy’s Favourite slide

Also known as Con Carthy’s, Con Carthy’s Favorite, Kerryslide.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Con Carthy’s Favourite has been added to 2 tune sets.

Con Carthy's Favourite has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Con Carthy's Favourite
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B2A Bcd B2A F2A | B2A Bcd e3 e3 |
B2A Bcd B2A F2G | AFF D2F E3 E3 :|
|: f2e d2c B2A F2e | f2e def e3 e2g |
f2e d2c B2A F2G | AFF D2F E3 E3:|
X: 2
T: Con Carthy's Favourite
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f2e dcd B2A d2e|f2e dcd e3 e3|
B>A (3Bcd B>AF>G|1 A>Fd>F F>EE>A:|2 A>Fd>F F>EE>e||
|:f>ed>c B>AF>A|f>ed>f e>de2|
f>ed>c B>AF>G|1 A>Fd>F F>EE>e:|2 A>Fd>F F>EE>A||
B2A Bcd B2A F2G|1 A2F d2F F2E E2A:|2 A2F d2F F2E E2e||
|:f2e d2c B2A F2A|f2e d2f e2d e3|
f2e d2c B2A F2G|1 A2F d2F F2E E2e:|2 A2F d2F F2E E2A||

Six comments

Con Carthy’s

I found another transcription on the net:

X: 1
T: Con Carthy’s
S: "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra" (#13)
Z: B.Black
Q: 350
L: 1/8
M: 12/8
R: slide
F: http://www.qmcorp.net/webabc/c/031084.abc 2007-05-16 00:53:41 UT
K: Bmin
B2A Bcd B2A F2A|B2A Bcd e3 e2d|
B2A Bcd B2A F2A|AGF D2F E3 E3:|
|:f2e dcd B2A d2e|f2e dcd e3 e3|
f2e dcd B2A d2B|AFA D2F E3 E3:|

This tune appears as the 2nd tune on track 12 of Dervish’s "Harmony Hill". Their title is simply "Kerryslide" - all one word. There are two slides in the set (I’ll post the other one after I’ve written this), but they’re played more like flings than slides - a bit slower than they’d normally take a reel, and with perhaps more emphasis on the first beat of the bar than they’d give a reel. They certainly don’t have the feel of the slides they play as the last set on their follow up album "Playing With Fire". This time they slow down the melody slightly and speed up the backing rhythm into fast triplets. So here’s the Dervish setting:

X: 1
T: Con Carthy’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: fling
K: Bmin
B>A (3Bcd B>AF>A|B>AB>d e2d>c|
B>A (3Bcd B>AF>G|1 A>Fd>F F>EE>A:|2 A>Fd>F F>EE>e||
|:f>ed>c B>AF>A|f>ed>f e>de2|
f>ed>c B>AF>G|1 A>Fd>F F>EE>e:|2 A>Fd>F F>EE>A||

Transcribed as a slide, that becomes:

X: 1
T: Con Carthy’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Bmin
B2A Bcd B2A F2A|B2A B2d e3 d2c|
B2A Bcd B2A F2G|1 A2F d2F F2E E2A:|2 A2F d2F F2E E2e||
|:f2e d2c B2A F2A|f2e d2f e2d e3|
f2e d2c B2A F2G|1 A2F d2F F2E E2e:|2 A2F d2F F2E E2A||

That fling’s supposed to have 4/4 as the time sig. Sorry.

Before it, I mean.

It’s not the first confusion of a swung 4/4 highland fling with a slide, but more often they’re flattened into reels. The same has happened to barndances/schottisches… However, the melody often is ‘telling’ the truth of it, even if the musicians haven’t been able to connect the dots…