O’Keefe’s slide

Also known as The Clog, Jim Keeffe’s, Jim O’Keeffe’s, Keefe’s, Keeffe’s, O’Keeffe’s, O’Keeffe’s No 1, O’Keeffe’s No. 1, Pádraig O’Keeffe’s.

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O’Keefe’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

O’Keefe’s has been added to 22 tune sets.

O'Keefe's has been added to 131 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: O'Keefe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2F A2d f3 f3|gfe fed B3 B2A|Bcd B2A Bcd B2A|
[1Bcd efe d3 dcB:|2 Bcd efe d3 d2f||
|:a3 a2f e2d B2e|e2d BAB e2d B2A|a3 a2f e2d B2A|
[1Bcd efe d3 d2f:|2 Bcd efe d3 dcB||
2
X: 2
T: O'Keefe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2F ABd f3 fef|gfe fed B3 B2A|
Bcd B2A Bcd B2A|1 Bcd efe d3 dcB:|2 Bcd efe d3 d2f||
|:aba a2f e2d B3|e2d BAB e2d Bef|
aba a2f e2d B2A|1 Bcd efe d3 d2f:|2 Bcd efe d3 dcB||
3
X: 3
T: O'Keefe's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcB|:A2F A2d f3 f3|gfe fed B3 B2A|
Bcd B2A Bcd B2A|1 Bcd efe d3 dcB:|2 Bcd efe d3 d2f||
|:a3 a2f e2A cBA|efe cBA e2A cBA|
a3 a2f e2A cBA|1 efe B2c d3 d2f:|2 efe B2c d3||
# Added by DaveF .

Five comments

I find the first three bars of part 2 quite mesmerizing.

Re: O’Keefe’s

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My mistake, please, delete.

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O’Keefe’s, X:3

From the playing of Emma O’Leary on her album Mo Cheantar Féin.

Sleeve notes:

Jim Keeffe’s - Jim Keeffe was a fiddle player from Ballinahulla, Ballydesmond, who was a pupil of Pádraig O’Keeffe. Jim spent most of his working life in Kanturk, Co. Cork and would have acted as a great influence on renowned accordionist Jackie Daly. The second half of this slide is Johnny O’Leary’s version. It may be found in Johnny’s book of music by Terry Moylan, titled Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra; Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.

Máire O’Keeffe, fiddle player and native of Tralee made a personal recording of Ned O’Connor, Dan Jeremiah O’Connor playing these slides in Fleming’s Bar in Scartaglen on 18th May 1995. The music from this recording which also included Maurice O’Keeffe was transcribed by Paul De Grae for the purpose of recreating the recording on 18th May 2019 as part of the World Fiddle Day Scartaglen fiddle session. Máire donated this recording to the Sliabh Luachra Archive.


This transcription was requested by bolusboy. Enjoy!

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