Bridgie Con Matt’s polka

Also known as Bridgie Con Mat’s, Julia Clifford’s.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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Bridgie Con Matt’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Bridgie Con Matt's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Bridgie Con Matt's
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB BA/c/|BG G/F/G/A/|GB B/c/d/B/|AD FD/F/|
GB BA/c/|BG GF/G/|A>G A/B/c/B/|AD FA:|
Be ef/e/|d/e/f/a/ g2|Be ed/B/|AD FA|
Be ef/e/|d/e/f/a/ g2|gg/e/ dd/B/|AD FA:|

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Bridgie Con Mat’s

This polka was transcribed from the playing of Brendan Begley on the Boys of the Lough’s album ‘Twenty’ (2005). Begley learned it from Sliabh Luachra accordionist Johnny O’Leary. The subject of the title was the sister of legendary fiddler Denis Murphy, who taught the tune to O’Leary.

I would have sworn this one was already here. Musn’t take such things for granted. A nice and welcomed addition Nigel… I’ll have to see if I know a significantly different way with it, or check over my recordings. Thanks!

"Bridgie Con Matt’s Polka"

X: 2
T: Bridgie Con Matt’s
B: "Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border"
B: edited by Terry Moylan - page 59, tune #101
S: Johnny O’Leary, 1989
S: CD - "Johnny O’Leary: An Calmfhear / The Trooper", track 2
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: GMaj
|: D/F/ |\
GB BA/c/ | BG G>F | GB B/c/d/B/ | AD FD/F/ |
GB (3B/c/B/ A/c/ | BG G(3E/F/G/ | A>G A/B/c/B/ | AD F :|
|: D/F/ |\
Be ef/e/ | d/e/f/a/ g2 | Be f/e/d/B/ | AD FD/A/ |
Be ef/e/ | d/e/f g2 | g>e d/e/d/B/ | AD F :|

X: 3
T: Bridgie Con Matt’s
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: GMaj
|: D/F/ |\
GB BA/c/ | BG G2 | GB B/c/d/B/ | AD FD/F/ |
GB BA/c/ | BG G2 | A>^G A/B/d/B/ | AD F :|
|: A |\
Be e2 | d/e/f/a/ gf/g/ | Be ed/c/ | dD F/G/A/F/ |
Be ef/e/ | d/e/f/d/ g>f | g2 d/e/d/B/ | AD F :|

That first lead-in can also be played ~ |: D |\

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