Coolderry Bridge reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Coolderry Bridge has been added to 1 tune set.

Coolderry Bridge has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Coolderry Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdf|feef eBBA|G2FG EGFE|
DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdB|AFdF AFBF|1AFEG FDDE:|2AFEG FDDg||
|:fdd2 BdAd|Bdef afgf|feef eBBA|G2FG Eage|
fdd2 Add2|gfed BdAB|AFdF AFBF|1AFEG FDDg:|2AFEG FDD2|]
2
X: 2
T: Coolderry Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DA, ~A,2 DEFA | ({/A}B)AFA ({/c}d)cdf | fedf eBBA | G<GFG EGFE |
DA, ~A,2 DEFA | ({/A}B)AFA ({/c}d)cdB | A ~F3 AFAd |1 dBAF DEFE :|2 dBAF D3 |]
|: g |fd ~d2 AdFB | eAdf afdf | fedf eBBA | G<GFG Ea^ga |
fd ~d2 Addf | ({/f}g)fed dBdB | A ~F3 AeAF |1 EDCE D3 :|2 EDCE DGFE |]
3
X: 3
T: Coolderry Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdf|feef eBBA|G2FG EGFE|
DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdB|AFdF AFBF|1AFEG FDDE:|2AFEG FDDg||
fddA (3Bcd Ad|(3Bcd ef afgf|feef eBBA|G2FG Eage|
fdd2 Add2|gfed BdAB|AFdF AFBF|AFEG FDDg |
fddA (3Bcd Ad|(3Bcd ef afgf|feef eBBA|G2FG E2 FE|
DA,A,2 DEFA|BAFA dcdB|AFdF AFBF|AFEG FDD2|]

Seven comments

Composed by Josephine Keegan
Source: Quentin Cooper, Eoin O’Neill, Eimear Howley - The Fiddle Case (2009)

I only came across this reel quite recently, but I love it. The solo fiddle playing on "The Fiddle Case" is wonderful, and the Josephine Keegan recording I just found is equally wonderful. The jumps in the B part are tricky at first, but don’t take long to get used to.

Might stop posting so many tunes at once now…sorry.

Should of course add that the video is awesome.

Another take on it

X: 1
T: Coolderry Bridge
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
C: Josephine Keegan
K: Dmaj
FE|:DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdf|feef eBBA|G2FG EGFE|
DA,A,2 DEFB|BAFA dcdB|AFdF AFBF|1AFEG FDDE:|2AFEG FDDg||
fddA (3Bcd Ad|(3Bcd ef afgf|feef eBBA|G2FG Eage|
fdd2 Add2|gfed BdAB|AFdF AFBF|AFEG FDDg |
fddA (3Bcd Ad|(3Bcd ef afgf|feef eBBA|G2FG E2 FE|
DA,A,2 DEFA|BAFA dcdB|AFdF AFBF|AFEG FDD2|]

http://tunearch.org/wiki/Coolderry_Bridge

COOLDERRY BRIDGE. Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Mullaghbawn, south County Antrim, fiddler and piano player Josephine Keegan (b. 1935). The tune is named for Coolderry, Cul Doire (Oak Wood), a tiny village and townland next to Keegan’s childhood home of Cornonagh. It is deserted now.

Printed source: Keegan (The Keegan Tunes), 2002; p. 27.

Bríd Harper setting

X: 3
T: Coolderry Bridge
C: Josephine Keegan
S: Bríd Harper
Z: transcribed by Henry Bley-Vroman
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DA, ~A,2 DEFA | ({/A}B)AFA ({/c}d)cdf | fedf eBBA | G<GFG EGFE |
DA, ~A,2 DEFA | ({/A}B)AFA ({/c}d)cdB | A ~F3 AFAd |1 dBAF DEFE :|2 dBAF D3 |]
P:B
|: g |\
fd ~d2 AdFB | eAdf afdf | fedf eBBA | G<GFG Ea^ga |
fd ~d2 Addf | ({/f}g)fed dBdB | A ~F3 AeAF |1 EDCE D3 :|2 EDCE DGFE |]

Using X:3 in the hope that that’ll encourage this to show in the "settings" at the top (unlike Tøm’s, as of this writing)

PM me if you want the full abcm2psified transcription with variations and ornaments.

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Great transcription, thanks!!