Jimmy Connor’s slide

Also known as The Brosna, Jimmy Connors.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jimmy Connor’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Jimmy Connor's has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jimmy Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
B |: A2 D FED A2 F G2 B | A2 D FED E2 F G2 B |
A2 D FED A2 F G2 B | A2 F GFE D3 D3 :|
d2 ^c A2 B =cBA G3 | d2 ^c ABc d2 e f2 e |
d2 ^c A2 B =cBA G2 B | A2 F GFE D3 D3 :|
X: 2
T: Jimmy Connor's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B | A2D FED A2F G2B | A2D FED E2F G2B | A2D FED A2F G2B | ABA G2E D3 D2 :|
A | d2B A2B =cBA G2A | d2B ABc d3 e3 | d2B A2B =cBA G2B | ABA G2E D3 D2 :|

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Another Brosna Slide…

Sorry for posting this as the Brosna, but I haven’t got another name for it. It’s from Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O’Sullivan, on ‘Ten Years of Ceili House’ with Kieran Hanrahan. They play this after I’d rather be Married than Left, and another slide they call, surprise, surprise, Padraig O’Keefe’s. I reckon they made the names up on the spot.

For all the Gan Ainms of the world ~

Are you out to get me Robert? 😏

I’ve been kicking myself, but I like a surprise and I was surprised this wasn’t here already. But the kicking is my memory as an old leather weather beaten football, trying to remember where this particular one comes from? I’ve learned a slew of slides from different folks. I did a quick sweep through the net and a number of collections without any results. I haven’t my recordings all here and the field ones are not re-digitized (a hard drive meltdown did in my first extensive effort) ~ but I haven’t gone through my own notes yet.

About naming, don’t worry, or blame the lads, there are at least half a dozen different melodies I’ve known that were tagged merely by geographic association ~ "Brosna"… Three of the first slides I ever learned were ~ The Brosna / The Brosna / The Brosna… A number of well known musicians I’ve had the pleasure of learning from hadn’t names for most of what they played, but if pressed, as they sometimes were for recording purposes, they’d no problem inventing names. The problem was later when someone requested something they’d recorded by name ~ "Could you hum a few bars of it?" I suspect that sometimes it goes ~ "Well, seeing as we’re here, let’s call it ~ "…

This is a great tune that comes in a few flavours…

“The Brosna Slide” ~ G Mixolydian

K: G Mixolydian
|: e |
d2 G BAG d2 G c2 e | d2 G BAG ABA c2 e |
d2 G BAG d2 G cde | ded cBA G3 G2 :|
|: a |
g2 ^f d2 e =fed c2 ^f | g2 ^f d2 e =f3 g2 a |
g2 f d2 e =fed cde | ded cBA G3 G2 :|

Yes, of course, that f is sharp, but as I’m repeating it I might as well give some other options in the process ~

~ | g2 ^f d2 e =f2 d c2 e | d2 B cBA G3 G2 :|

“The Brosna Slide” ~ other possibilities

K: D Mixolydian
|: B |
A2 D FED A2 F G2 B | A2 D FED EFE GAB |
A2 D FED A2 F GAB | ABA G2 E D3 D2 :|
|: c |
d2 ^c A2 B =c2 A G2 c | d2 ^c A2 B c2 d e2 c |
d^cd A2 B =cBA G2 B | A2 F GFE D3 D2 :|

All c’s can also be played natural…and the lead c’s can be sharped, for example ~

|: ^c |
d2 ^c A2 B =c2 A G2 ^c | d2 ^c A2 B c2 d e2 ^c |
d^cd A2 B =cBA G2 B | AGF GFE D3 D2 :|

Clarification: All ~ natural… ~ or ~ the lead c’s ~ sharped… 😏

You know, I’m starting not to know my dots and ABC’s from my XYZ’s, so I just learned this one from ear via these lads:

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1247

However, I can see it coming soon where Denis Murphy’s, Barrack Hill and The Brosna all end up in a giant Slide goulash-train-wreck in my near future at a session when I try to straighten them all out on the fly. Ah well, nothing practice won’t sort. 😉

The Brosna Slide

This is played on the Shegui album ‘Around the World for Sport’ (https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1415) as "Jimmy Connors":

X:950
T:Jimmy Connors
T:The Brosna Slide
S:Shegui, Around the World for Sport
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:12/8
L:1/8
K:D
B | A2D FED A2F G2B | A2D FED E2F G2B | A2D FED A2F G2B | ABA G2E D3 D2 :|
A | d2B A2B =cBA G2A | d2B ABc d3 e3 | d2B A2B =cBA G2B | ABA G2E D3 D2 :|

The Brosna Slide

The A part is very reminiscent of "Moneymusk".