Cois Na HAbhna slide

Cois Na HAbhna has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Cois Na HAbhna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2B BAB d2c A3|DFA cBc e2d B3|B2B BAB d2c A3|DFA DFA B2A G3 :|
d^cd gdB =c2B A3|DFA ~f3 e2d B3|d^cd gdB =c2B A3|fed cAF DBA G3 :|
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X: 2
T: Cois Na HAbhna
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 BAB d2c A3|DFA cBc e2d B3|B3 BAB d2c A3|DFA DFA B2A G3 :|
|:d^cd gdB =c2B A3|DFA f3 e2d B3|d^cd gdB =c2B A3|fed cAF DBA G3 :|
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Eleven comments

Cois na hAbhna Slide

Well here goes again; as there were no cries of the dreaded "duplication" following my Christmas Day reel attempt, I thought I’d take another chance with this slide. I had originally set out to pen a jig but the notation forced it to become a slide. I did run it past the lads at tonight’s session to make sure that they hadn’t heard it before andf the consensus was we should christen it after the venue (not very Sliabh Luachraish, I’m afraid)

Lift / Translation?

Great lift and catchy melody. Not the one to catch duplication (Slainte, maybe?), but for those of us gaelic illiterates, is there a translation to the title? Kind of new to comment, but thanks for the contribution.

Cois na hAbhna

The title translates to "Close to the River" as "Cois" is near to in Irish and "Abhna" is river. There is in fact a small stream (which was probably once a river) at the back of the building. Thanks for the comments; as the tune seems to have passed the duplication test, I might try working on one to go with it!

Great job Bannerman! Lovely tune. Since my 5:1 (Trad tunes:Own Compositions) ratio is ok, I may post one of my own soon too!

Cois na hAbhna - B Part Correction

It was pointed out to me that while I play the first C as sharp in bars 1 and 3 of the Turn, they’re shown as naturals on the music - it’s funny how you play what you want to hear! I’ve made the amendment to the ABCs so it should show up in due course.

The Big Top! ~ so, do you own a top hat Bann, and tails?

Let’s not forget the whip too!

That’s better, those cs in the ABCs, now I can digest it without a risk of disagreement… I was being shtrum… 😉

I like it. It’s what I’d call a ‘circus slide’. There are a few of these that have something Barnum and Bailey about them. Nice tune!

~ | B2 B B^AB d2 c =A3 | ~

I do seem to tease accidentals out of things. Here’s a bit of that possibility…

Accidental in Bar 1

Thanks for suggestion "c", I must admit it does sound better with the accidental but takes a bit of effort to execute it smoothly on the fiddle - practice I suppose! It’s a bit like the C, B, B flat, sequence in Bar 1 of the "B" part of Paddy O’ Brien’s New House jig which I always have trouble with.

Great stuff banman… write another slide next month… ok?