I learned this well-known Slide from Eugene Lambe, a great piper and whistle player who did a huge amount of work recording the older musicians of North Clare back in the early 90s. Eugene himself learned “The Fanore Slide” from the playing of Micho Russell.
The tune is most often referred to as “Micho Russell’s” and was recorded by many famous musicians, including Jackie Daly & Kevin Burke on their album “Eavesdropper”.
Micho Russell called this tune “The Fanore Slide” or sometimes referred to it as an “Old jig from Murroogh” as well.
Note: The C naturals in bar 2 of the B part are often played as C sharps (or even high Ds). The C natural is what Eugene remembered learning from Micho Russell though.
I had the opportunity to spend time with Eugene Lambe and learn tunes from him directly thanks to the support of Clare County Council through the Clare Local Area Grant Scheme 2023.
T:The Fanore Slide
T:The Clare Slide
S:Eugene Lambe (Micho Russell)
|:~A3 A2A ABA F2E|DFA B2A B2A F2A|
dcd a2g f2d B3|1 ~A3 BAB d3 d3:|2 ~A3 BAB d3 d2A||
|:dcd a2g f2d B3|B=cA B=cA B2A F2A|
dcd a2g f2d B3|~A3 BAB d3 d2A:||
Supported by Clare County Council through the Clare Local Area Grant Scheme 2023.