The Bride’s To Bed
Various acknowledgements necessary, which maybe could be added in S field. This tune is taken from The Goodman Collection of Manuscripts, which were deposited in the library of Trinity College Dublin after the death of the compiler, Canon James Goodman (1828-1896) and therefore are Copyright, the Board of Trinity College Dublin. The tune is on page 52b of the first volume of manuscripts in the collection, and can be downloaded from the Irish Traditional Music Archive ( ITMA):
“James Goodman (1828−1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). During his lifetime he compiled an exceptional music and song manuscript collection which was deposited in TCD Library following his death.
Now in collaboration with TCD, ITMA has digitised and made freely available online the six manuscript volumes. They contain over 2,000 melodies and upwards of 80 songs or poems compiled by James Goodman from oral, manuscript and printed sources at his disposal in mid-19th century southern Ireland.
This notable digital project enhances the published scholarly editions Tunes of the Munster Pipers Volumes 1-2 edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields (ITMA, 1998 & 2013) and interactive score access via port.itma.ie.
An annotated index to volumes 1-4 of the manuscripts is available there in pdf, html or Excel spreadsheet format.”
The one recording showing up on thesession is on the CD “Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts”, by Mick O’Brien, Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain
There’s also a video of the same set of tunes as is on that CD (The Traveller/The Top of the Cliff/The Bride’s to Bed), on the NPU site. See Mick & Ciara O’Brien with Emer Mayock at