Deálaí’s slide

Also known as Deálaí’s No. 1.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Deálaí's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Deálaí's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | D2 F A2 F G2 F E2 F |
[1 A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | B2 e e2 d c2 B A2 F :|
[2 Add dcd B2 A FGA | B2 ^A B2 c d3 d2 |]
|: e | f2 d dcd g2 e e^de | f2 d dcd e2 A- A2 a |
[1 f2 d dcd g2 e e2 A | B/c/dB edc d2 A d2 :|
[2 f2 d- dcd g2 e e2 g | f/g/af gec d3 dcB |]
2
X: 2
T: Deálaí's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F |\
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | D2 F A2 F G2 F E3 |
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 A | B2 e e2 d c2 B A2 :|
|: f |\
f2 d dcd g2 e ede | f2 d dcd e2 A A2 e |
f2 d dcd g2 e ede | fgf efe d3 d2 :|
3
X: 3
T: Deálaí's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dcB |\
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | D2 F AGF G2 F EE/F/G |
Add dcd BAA FGA | B2 ^A B2 c d3 :|
|: cc/d/e |\
f2 d- dcd g2 e- e^de | f2 d dcd e2 A A2 a |
fdd dcd gee e^de | B2 ^A B2 c d3 :|

Six comments

"Gan Ainm" for the moment, one of many

That was one delay, another was the wonky character of this as I know it. I also was thinking this was already here, and maybe it is, but I did try a couple of keys and some scrambling of notes but without results. There are straighter and more ‘agreeable’ takes on this slide and I’ll add those later in the comments. It would be nice if there was a name some might hand around this crazy tune… I haven’t played it in ages but Dow hit me with another one I knew and this old friend followed soon after…

Yes, I know, four different endings, two for the A-part and two for the B-part… 😏

Page 43, #73: "Gan Ainm"

“An Pota Stóir: The Set Dance Music of West Kerry”
Feargal Mac Amhlaoibh & Con Durham
Inné, 1994
ISBN: 0-9522090-2-0

X: 2
T: Gan Ainm
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: D Major
|: F |\
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | D2 F A2 F G2 F E3 |
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 A | B2 e e2 d c2 B A2 :|
|: f |\
f2 d dcd g2 e ede | f2 d dcd e2 A A2 e |
f2 d dcd g2 e ede | fgf efe d3 d2 :|

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: dcB |\
A2 d dcd B2 A F2 E | D2 F AGF G2 F EE/F/G |
Add dcd BAA FGA | B2 ^A B2 c d3 :|
|: cc/d/e |\
f2 d dcd g2 e- e^de | f2 d dcd e2 A A2 a |
fdd dcd gee e^de | B2 ^A B2 c d3 :|

& a few other ways with endings ~
~ | B^AB edc d3 |]
~ | BB/c/d edc d3 |]
~ | ff/g/a gec d3 |]
~ | faf g2 c d3 |]
~ e3 | B2 ^A B2 c d2 A |]

Fun tune…

and I like the syncopattions in your versions. I’d like to play it with musicians alternating syncopations vs. reiterated notes. For example, in the first full measure of the b part of your X: 3 version, one person could play it as you notated it, while another could simultaneously play:

f2 d- dcd g2 e e^de

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Yes, that would work nicely, and at the same time support the definition of the basic beat…

I should note, though you will already know muspic, that such syncopations are ‘variations’, a ‘choice’, meaning that you’d use them (or not) for surprise and lift rather than necessarily consistently with every repeat of the tune. That way it is a surprise that can add an additional lift for the dancers…