Bridgett’s reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Bridgett’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Bridgett's has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Bridgett's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E3F GA/2G/FG|B2AG F2A2|D3E FG/2F/EF|A2GF G2B2|
E3F GA/2G/FG|B2AG FFDF|dded B2AF|B2AF DEED:|
Ez(e2 e)efe|d2BA B2AF|Dz(d2 d)ded|c2BA F2ED|
Ez(e2 e)efe|d2BA B3d|dBAB d2BA|AFFD DEED:|
X: 2
T: Bridgett's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 a2 a2 ba|g2 ed e2 dB|G2 g2 g2 ag|e2 dB d2 BG|
A2 a2 a2 ba|g2 ed e2 eg|edBd e2 de|B2 A2 A2 E2:|
|:A2 AB cBcd|e2 dc B2 d2|G2 GABA Bc|d2 cB c2 e2|
A2 AB cBcd|e2 dc B2 G2|g2 ag edBd|e2 dB B2 A2:|
X: 3
T: Bridgett's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: "Amin" A2 AB cBcd|e2 dc B2 d2|"G" G2 GA BABc|d2 cB c2 e2|
"F" A2 AB cBcd|"Emin" e2 dc B2 G2|"G" g2 ag e2 dB|"Emin" e2 dB "Amin" A4:|
|:"Amin" A2 a2 a2 ba|"Emin" g2 ed e2 dB|"G" G2 g2 g2 ag|"D" f2 ed e2 dB|
"Amin" A2 a2 a2 ba|"C" g2 ed e2 eg|"Emin" edBd e2 dB| "G" B2 A2 "Amin" A4:|
X: 4
T: Bridgett's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E2 |: "Amin" A2 AB cBcd|e2 dc B2 d2|"G" G2 GA BABc|"Emin" d2 cB c2 e2|
"Amin" A2 AB cBcd|e2 dc B2 G2|"G" g2 ag "Emin" e2 dB|1 "Amin" e2 dB A2 E2:|2 "Amin" e2 dB A2 G2||
|:"Amin" A2 a2 a2 ba|g2 ed e2 dB|"G" G2 g2 g2 ag|"Emin" e2 dB d2 BG|
"Amin" A2 a2 a2 ba|g2 ed e2 eg|"G" ede2 "Emin" e2 dB|1 "Amin" B2 A2 A2 G2 :|2 "Amin" B2 A2 A2 E2||

Eight comments

Bridgett’s Reel

Composed by the late Newfoundland fiddler Emile Benoit; transcription based on the playing of Kelly Russell from the album All the Best Folk Music of St. John’s, Newfoundland. This is a completely different tune from the Bridgett’s that is already in the database.

According to Séamus Creagh’s liner notes for ‘Came the Dawn’, this and the second tune in the set, ‘Jim Hodder’s’ were composed by the Newfoundland fiddler Émile Benoît (see wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Beno%C3%AEt).

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Bridgett’s, X:3

Some variations from The STEP Fiddlers. Have reversed the order of the parts, as this is how Séamus Creagh, Tickle Harbour, and The Celtic Fiddlers play it. Ends more nicely going into other reels this way too. The f#, e, d, B, A, G in the fourth bar of the B Part could have been e, d, B, d, B, G, although, the f# really stands out in a good way.

Bridgett’s, X:4

Slightly different ending, a few variations, different chords, and pick-up notes.

Some other possible variations for second/third passings of the tune: 1st bar of the A Part could be "A2 AB c3d", 7th bar of the A Part could be "g4 e2 dB" or "g3g e2 dB", and the 7th bar of the B Part could be "ed B2 e2 dB" or "ed e2 g2 ed". Tried to fit a long e-roll into the 7th bar of the B Part, but couldn’t make it sound right with the timing / flow of the tune.

For whistlers/flutists, a few good breathe spots for the A Part are to drop the G/A after the held G/A notes, and in the B Part after the e2 in the 6th bar.

Re: Bridgett’s

"e2 Bd e2 dB" also works in the 7th bar of the B Part.