Lesson 32. Padraig O’Keefe’s

This tune is a slide.

The time signature is 12/8, which means basically 12 quavers per bar, but more correctly 4 groups of either quavers or crotchet/quaver combinations.

A traditional Irish musician would count 4 beats per bar, each count being for 3 quavers or the equivalent: so *1* 2 3, *2* 2 3, *3* 2 3, *4* 2 3. Slides are often played very fast and are used for set dancers, and are widely played around Kerry and Cork.

Tony reminds us not to try to play too fast.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 32. Padraig O’Keefe’s