Bowna slide

Also known as Abhanbláth, The Annablaha, The Bowna, Bridgie The Weaver, Bridgie The Weaver’s, Brosna, The Brosna, The Brosna, Rain A Sup, Rain-A-Sup.

There are 17 recordings of this tune.

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Bowna appears in 1 other tune collection.

Bowna has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Bowna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2B BAB c2B A2B|c3 cBc e2d B2c|
d2B BAB c2B A2B|1 c2e d2B G3 gfe:|2 c2e d2B G3 GBd||
g3 gfg a2g fed|e3 ede f2e def|
g3 gfg a2g fed|1 efg a2g fef g2d:|2 efg a2g fef g2e||
2
X: 2
T: Bowna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: e2 c cBc d2 c B2 c | d3 dcd f2 e c2 d |
e2 c cBc d2 c B2 c |[1 dcd f2 e A3 :|[2 dcd f2 e A3 Ace ||
|: a3 aga b2 a gfe | f3 fef g2 f efg |
a3 aga b2 a gfe |[1 fga b2 a gfg a2 e :|[2 fga b2 a gfg a3 |]
3
X: 3
T: Bowna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e |\
d2 B BAB c2 B A2 B | c3 cBc e2 d B2 c |
d2 B BAB c2 B A2 B |[1 c2 e d2 B G3 G2 :|[2 c2 e d2 B G3 GB ||
|: d |\
g3 gfg a2 g fed | efe ede f2 e def |
gag gfg a2 g fed | efg a2 g fef g2 :|

Four comments

I learned this slide while I was staying in Leeds, Yorkshire. I didn’t have a name for the tune, but a bit of research shows it is in "Music of Ireland — The Big Session" edited by D. J. Taylor. It appears in box player John Brosnan’s solo recording "The Cook in the Kitchen": the second slide on the track 7.

"The Annablaha Slide"

Tune 65, page 39
An Pota Stóir: The Set Dance Music of West Kerry”
Feargal Mac Amhlaoibh
Inné, Kerry – ISBN 0-9522090-2-0

"Brosna" / "Bowna" / "Bridgie the Weaver’s" ~ in A

Submitted on July 26th 2006 by Ptarmigan.

~ a transcription from the recording "The Ballydesmond Polka", Dan Herlihy & John Drew…

T: Bridgie the Weaver’s"
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: A Major
|: e2 c cBc d2 c B2 c | d3 dcd f2 e c2 d |
e2 c cBc d2 c B2 c |1 dcd f2 e A3 :|
2 dcd f2 e A3 Ace ||
|: a3 aga b2 a gfe | f3 fef g2 f efg |
a3 aga b2 a gfe |1 fga b2 a gfg a2 e :|
2 fga b2 a gfg a3 ||

"Abhanbláth" / "Bowna" / "The Bowna Slide"

X: 3
T: Abhanbláth
S: Denis McMahon, Timmy O’Connor & Paudy Scully
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: GMaj
|: e |\
d2 B BAB c2 B A2 B | c3 cBc e2 d B2 c |
d2 B BAB c2 B A2 B |[1 c2 e d2 B G3 G2 :|[2 c2 e d2 B G3 GB ||
|: d |\
g3 gfg a2 g fed | efe ede f2 e def |
gag gfg a2 g fed | efg a2 g fef g2 :|