Lesson 4. Cock O’ The North

Cock O’ The North is a slide in the key of C. Most slides are from south-west Ireland (Kerry and Cork). Slides are written in 12/8 time. Normally there are not 12 notes in a bar. Instead, there will be a mixture of crotchets and quavers. Tony points out that the first part of the Teddy-bears’ Picnic, played rapidly, has the characteristics of a slide.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 4. Cock O’ The North