A Dorian, Traditional Irish Slide
TrailJams Tune of the Week for December 19, 2021
- Audio – Comhaltas: O’Keefe’s. From the album Foinn Seisiún Volume 1, published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
- Audio – Stephen Ducke: O’Keefe’s Slide. Played on tin whistle. From the book Irish Music – 400 Traditional Tunes.
Dots (Music Notation)
As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.
Play from the Dots
Examples of sets that include this tune.
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- Book – Foinn Seisiún, Vol 1. Published by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
- Book – Irish Music 400 Traditional Tunes, by Stephen Ducke
- Book – Learn to Play Irish Fiddle, by Tom Morley (The tune is in E Dorian in this book.)
- Video – The Chieftains: O’Keefe’s Slide, in E Dorian. From the album The Chieftains 4.
- Book – The Portland Collection, Vol. 1 (The tune is in E Dorian in this book.)
- Web page – The Session: O’Keeffe’s slide
- Article: Dorian, Mixolydian, Oh My: Modes in a Nutshell, by Jonathan Lay, TrailJams
- Audio – The Jones Boys: Hardiman the Fiddler/The Kesh Jig/Dennis Murphy’s/O’Keefe’s from the album Like the Sun a-Glittering. Dennis Murphy’s starts at time 1:48; O’Keefe’s starts at 2:42.
- Web page – The Jones Boys: O’Keefe’s Slide notes about the tune, with sheet music.