An Droichead march

Also known as The Bridge.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

An Droichead has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: An Droichead
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2d2-d4|A6GF|G6F2|G8|eg3-g4|d6e2|c6B2|c4BAG2|
A4d4|d4def2|g4G4|e6d2|c6A2|d4B2A2|1 G4GABG|A8:|2 G6F2|G8-|G8||
|A4d4|d4e2d2|c4B2G2|A6G2|A4d4|d4def2|g6f2|g8|
A4d4|d4fga2|b4a2f2|g4B2d2|c4B2G2|A4B2d2|c4B2G2|A8-|A8||
2
X: 2
T: An Droichead
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G" B2d2-d4|"D" A6GF|"C"G6F2|"G"G8|"C"eg3-g4|"G"d6e2|"Am"c6B2|"C"c4 "G"BAG2|
"D" A4d4|"D7"d4def2|"G" g4G4|"C" e6d2|"Am"c6A2|"D"d4B2A2|1 "G"G4GABG|"D"A8:|2 "G"G6F2|G8-|G8||
"D"A4d4|d4e2d2|"Am"c4B2G2|"D"A6G2|A4d4|d4def2|"G"g6f2|g8|
"D"A4d4|d4fga2|"G"b4a2f2|"C"g4 "G"B2d2|"Am"c4 "Em7"B2G2|"D"A4B2d2|"Am"c4 "Em7"B2G2|"D"A8-|A8||
3
X: 3
T: An Droichead
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2d2-d4 | A6GF | G6F2 | G8 | eg3-g4 | d6e2 | c6B2 | c4B2G2 |
A4d4 | d4def2 | g4G4 | e6d2 | c6A2 | d4B2A2 |1 G4GABG | A8 :|2 G6F2 | G8- | G8 ||
| A4d4 | d4e2d2 | c4B2G2 | A6G2 | A4d4 | d4def2 | g6f2 | g8 |
A4d4 | d4fga2 | b4a2f2 | g4B2d2 | c4B2G2 | A4B2d2 | c4B2G2 | A8- | A8 ||
B2d2-d4 | A6GF | G6F2 | G8 | eg3-g4 | d6e2 | c6B2 | c4BAG2 |
A4d4 | d4def2 | g4G4 | e6d2 | c6A2 | d4B2A2 |1 G4G2E2 | A8 :|2 G6F2 | G8- | G8 ||
| A4d4 | d4e2d2 | c4B2G2 | A6G2 | A4d4 | d4def2 | g6f2 | g8 |
A4d4 | d4fga2 | b4a2f2 | g4B2d2 | c4B2G2 | A4B2d2 | c4B2G2 | A8- | A8 ||
B2d2-d4 | A6GF | G6F2 | G8 | eg3-g4 | d6e2 | c6B2 | c4B2G2 |
A4d4 | d4def2 | g4G4 | e6d2 | c6A2 | d4B2A2 | G6F2 | G8- | G8 |]

Six comments

Re: An Droichead

What a great musician, what a great loss.

Re: An Droichead

Plays with the key of G but probably Dorian mode ending on A note and in first ending also. Half steps between 2,3 and 6,7.

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An Droichead, X:2

Added chords, the melody is just the same as X:1, and very close to the original recording, as far as I can tell.

Re: An Droichead

Liam wrote this beautiful air for the inauguration of Mary McAleese as Uachtarán na hÉireann on 11 November, 1997. He played it during the ceremony in Dublin Castle.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal ceolmhar.

An Droichead, X:3

This is based on the above versions but I have written out the whole piece to show the slight differences on the second time through the tune, and also how the piece returns to the first part to finish.