Cutting A Slide reel

Also known as Cutting A.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Cutting A Slide has been added to 3 tune sets.

Cutting A Slide has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Cutting A Slide
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|: FD D/D/D AFFE|EDCE DB,A,D|FD D/D/D FGAF|B2 BA FABc|
dcBA F2 AF| EDFD EDA,D|FD D/D/D FDAF|EDCE D3 E:|
|:FAce dB ~B2|Aceg fddc|BGBd A2 DF|E^GBd cAA=G|
FAce dB ~B2|Aceg fddc|BGBd A2 DF|EDCE D3 E:|
2
X: 2
T: Cutting A Slide
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
K: Dmaj
FA, A,/A,/A, AA,FA,|EDCE DB,A,D|FA, A,/A,/A, FA,AF|DBBA B2 Bc|
dcBA ~F2AF| EDFD EDB,A,|FA, A,/A,/A, AA,FA,|EDCE D3 E:|
|:FAce dB ~B2|Aceg fd~d2|BGBd A2 FD|E^GBd cA~A2|
FAce dB ~B2|Aceg fd~d2|BGBd A2 FD|EDCE D3 E:|

Seven comments

Cutting a slide

Source: Relativity - "Gathering Pace"
Transcription: F SAUR

Cutting a Slide

I like this tune & glad you posted it. Fred, does the album credit one of the Cunninghams as the composer of the tune, or is it trad?

I tried playing a low B instead of low A in the 6th measure of the A part of the tune and it sounds pretty good that way.

Not positive, but I think this is one of Phil Cunningham’s compositions.

Posted .

Yup, it is a Phil Cunningham tune, which I learned a long time back as "that Relativity reel" so I’m glad to finally get the name for it. Sharon Shannon plays it beautifully on the "tigh Neachtain" tape.

I posted Sharon Shannon’s version above.

Cutting A Slide

Phil Cunningham composed this reel for his fellow bandmate in Relativity Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, "who demonstrated the art of sliding in the snow (with disastrous results) late one night in Hanover Street in Edinburgh."