The Crossroads Fling slide

Also known as Crossroad’s Fling, Flaing An Chrosaire, Kiely’s.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Crossroads Fling appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Crossroads Fling has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Crossroads Fling has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Crossroads Fling
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2e fed e2A ABA|def a2a g2g f2e|
d2e fed e2A ABA|1 ~a3 gfe ~d3 dBc:|2 ~a3 gfe ~d3 dge||
|:~f3 fef ~g3 gfe|~f3 fed efe d2e|
~f3 fef ~g3 gfg|1 a2f gfe ~d3 dge:|2 a2f gfe ~d3 dBc||
2
X: 2
T: The Crossroads Fling
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A B2 c |d2 e f2 d e2 d BAB | def a2 f g3 f2 e |
d2 e f2 d e2 d BAB | a2 g f2 e d2- :|
|: d d2 e |fgf fef gag gfe | fef a2 f e3 ede |
fgf fef gag gfg | a2 g f2 e d2- :|
3
X: 3
T: The Crossroads Fling
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |d2 e f2 d e2 d B^AB | dd/e/f a2 f g3 f2 e |
dcd f2 d e2 d B^AB | a2 g f2 e d3- d2 :|
|: e |fgf f^ef gag gfg | f^ef a2 f =e3 Ace |
f2 f fed g2 g gfe | a2 g f2 e d3- d2 :|
4
X: 4
T: The Crossroads Fling
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ABc |dcd f2 d e2 d B2 c | dcd a2 f e3 AA/B/c |
dcd f2 d e2 d B2 A | a2 g f2 e d3 :|
|: d2 e |f2 f fed g2 g gfe | fdf a2 f e3 e2 g |
f2 f fed g2 g gfe | a2 g f2 e d3 :|

Twelve comments

Kiely’s

Great slide from Dervish’s Playing With Fire. The liner notes say it’s from the playing of Dennis Doodey.

…which should have been spelt as Denis Doody - see recording links. I’m willing to bet Dan Beimborn would have got the tune off the Dervish album.

Denis Doody, great man and musician…

You’re not getting enough sleep, your bars aren’t exactly adding up…in particular your final one, which would be 13/8?

Thanks ‘c’. You’re right - my sleep patterns have been all to pot lately. I’ve tidied up the abc and changed the pickup for the B-part. On the recording it’s |~a3 gfe ~d3 dfe|| but I prefer |~a3 gfe ~d3 dfe||.

I mean |~a3 gfe ~d3 dge||.

[2 a2 f gfe d3- d2A || ~ back at yuh!

There’s a slightly different version of this tune under the name of keily cotter’s on Tony O’Connell and Andy Morrow’s album.

How about ABC-ing it for us and offering it here?

"The Crossroads Fling"

This is from the playing of Jackie Daly.

From the notes to “Jackie Daly: Domhnach is Dálah / Many’s A Wild Night” ~

‘The Crossroads Fling’ is a slide associated with the playing and teaching of the renowned fiddle master, Pádraig O’Keeffe.

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This is the same tune as #5803 Kiely’s Slide. The tune appears under that name in David Taylor’s "Music of Ireland: A Mighty Tune" (Mallinson, 1995), though with parts reversed.

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