Eileen O’Riordan’s slide

Also known as The Barna, Conor Pass, Denis O’Keeffe’s, Dinny O’Keeffe’s, Dinny’s, Eibhlin Ni Riordáin, Eibhlin Ni Riordain’s, Eileen Ní Riordan’s, Eileen Reardon’s, Eileen Riordan’s, Forget Your Troubles, Liz Kelly, Liz Kelly’s, Oakum, Oakum’s, The Oakum, Ócam, Sé Oakum Mo Phriosúin.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Eileen O'Riordan's has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Eileen O'Riordan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
E2 A ABA G2 A Bcd | e2 A B2 A GAG F2 G |
E2 A ABA G2 A Bcd |1 efe dcB A3 AGF :|2 efe dcB A3 Bcd ||
e3 edc d3 c2 d | e2 A B2 A GAG F2 G |
E2 A ABA G2 A Bcd |1 efe dcB A3 Bcd :|2 efe dcB A3 A3 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Eileen O'Riordan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:E2A ABA E2A ABA|e2A ABA G2A F2A|
E2A ABA E2A ABd|efe dcB A3 A3:|
|:efe edc d3 c2d|e2A ABA G2A F2A|
E2A ABA E2A ABd|efe dcB A3 A3:|

Twelve comments

Eileen O’Riordan’s

From John Skelton’s playing on the first "Shegui" album. Used to love playing this for RonP’s wife’s set dancing class in Aberdeen - sadly demised - the class , that is.

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Eileen O’Riordan’s

PHEW - that’s a relief Kenny - it wouldn’t say much for our marriage if I hadn’t noticed!

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I think this is a slightly different version of what Zina posted as Liz Kelly’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/4176 I know a very similar tune and am wondering if I should post it.

Duplicated

Well spotted, “slainte”. Zina has indeed posted this tune before me, although I found the tune under the title “Eileen O’Riordan’s” on several websites, but nowhere else is it called “Liz Kelly’s”.

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VERY well spotted, slainte-san! I got the tune name off of Mulvihill and McComiskey’s album One More Time. Since they’re both "named" type titles, my bet is that neither of us has it right, Kenny! :)

Suppose so..

Very possibly, Zina. Did the McComiskey/Mulvihill sleeve notes have anything to say about where they got the tune from? There wasn’t any information on "Shegui"’s album.

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Not a word. Conan says he thought it was on another album which I don’t have, so I’ve asked him to tell us what name they used for it. I rather assume that either Mulvihill or McComiskey got the tune from Liz Kelly. :)

Going back to this discussion after missing out on naming the CD 4 years ago!
It has since appeared in the automatic list of CDs with the tune - Meitheal by Seamus Begley and Steve Cooney

Eileen O’Riordan’s

What Kenny has posted here is exactly as I got it direct from Eileen when she was in London about 1980.

All the best

Brian x

Eibhlin Ni Riordáin’s

X:2 Music for the Sets, Vol. 4 - Call the Tune, Ronan Browne and Paul McGrattan.