Nell O’Sullivan’s slide

Also known as Bridgie Murphy, Bridgie Murphy’s, Denis Enright, Denis Enright’s, Denis McInright’s, Nell O’Sullivan’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Nell O’Sullivan’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Nell O'Sullivan's has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

X: 1
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2A BAF A3 A2A|Bcd A2F E3 E3|
A2A BAF A3 A2A|Bcd efe d3 d2e:|
|:f2e d2f a3 a2f|g2f e2f g3 gfe|
f2e d2f a3 a2f|efg f2e d3 d2e:|
X: 2
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:u(e|f)2e d2(f a3) a2(f|{a}g2)(f e2)(f {a}g3) gf(e|
f2)e d2(f a3) a2(f|ef)g f2e d3 d2:||
X: 3
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DEF E2F D3 D3|DEF EDB, A,3 A,3|
DEF E2F D3 D3|DEF A2F G3 G3:|
|:ABA G2B d3 d3|ABc BAG c3 c3|
ABA G2B d3 d3|ABc B2A G3 G3:|
X: 4
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Bcd A2F A3 A3|Bcd A2F E3 E3|
Bcd A2F A3 A3|dcB A2F D3 D3:|
|:f2e d2f a3 a3|g2e c2e g3 g3|
f2e d2f a3 a3|efg f2e d3 d3:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | Bcd A2 F E3 E3 |
|: f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | g2 e c2 e g3 g3|
X: 6
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bcd A2F A3 A3 | B2F A2F E3 E3 |
Bcd A2F A3 A3 | dcB A2F d3 d3 :|
f2e d2f a3 a2f | g2f e2f g3 g2e |
f2e d2f a3 a3 | efg f2e d3 d3 :|
X: 7
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | B2 F A2 F E3 E3 |
|: f2 e d2 f a3 a2 f | g2 f e2 f g3 g2 e |
X: 8
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bcd A2F A3 A3 | B2F A2F E3 E3 | Bcd A2F A3 A3 |
X: 9
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | Bcd A2 F E3 E3 |
Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | dcB A2 F D3 D3 :|
|: f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | g2 e c2 e g3 g3|
f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | efg f2 e d3 d3 :|
X: 10
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bcd A2F A3 A3|Bcd A2F E3 E2D|
Bcd A2F A3 A3|ABd e2f d3 d3:|
f2e def a3 a3|g2f e2f g2 g2|
f2e def a3 a3|efg f2e d3 d3:|
X: 11
T: Nell O'Sullivan's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: Bcd A2F A3 A2d | Bcd A2F E3 E2d |
Bcd A2F A3 A2d |1 Bcd efe d3 d2c :|2 Bcd efe d3 d2e ||
|: f2e d2f a3 a2f | g2f e2f g3 gfe |
f2e d2f a2f a2f |1 efg f2e d3 d2e :|2 efg f2e d3 d2c ||

Eleven comments

Nell O’Sullivan’s (slide)

This tune was taught by Pete Cooper at workshop in Bristol last week. The tune is the first of two tunes used in a set for a dance called the Lancers. Pete Cooper’s source was Matt Cranitch and his band Sliabh Notes. The second tune in the set, which I shall post soon, is The Gullane Polka (which is not the same tune as the one already posted on this website).
Here is a more detailed ABC of "Nell O’Sullivan’s" including ornaments and bowings (for the fiddles) as used by Pete Cooper. The ABC code for bowings is that all notes on one bow are enclosed in parentheses ( ), and a downbow is indicated by "u" and an upbow by "v".

uA2 v(A {d}B)AF [D3A3] v[D2A2]u(A|B)cd (A2F) ~E3 E3|
A2(A {d}B)AF [D3A3] [D2A2](A|B)cd efe d3 d2:|
|:u(e|f)2e d2(f a3) a2(f|{a}g2)(f e2)(f {a}g3) gf(e|
f2)e d2(f a3) a2(f|ef)g f2e d3 d2:||

Trevor

Source: Fonnchaoi by Verena Commins And Julie Langan
Transcription: gmp

Bridgi Murphy

A cracking jig from Bridgie Murphy

Posted by .

“Bridgie Murphy” ~ a duplication that might survive

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on August 11th 2009 by JACKB.

X: 2
T: Bridgie Murphy’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Dmaj
|: Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | Bcd A2 F E3 E3 |
Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | dcB A2 F D3 D3 :|
|: f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | g2 e c2 e g3 g3|
f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | efg f2 e d3 d3 :|

Bridgie Murphy

This was recorded by Martin Mulvihill on his 1978 album Traditional Fiddling from Limerick as "Denis Enright’s":


X:949
T:Denis Enright’s
S:Martin Mulvihill, 1978 Trad Fiddling from Limerick
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:12/8
L:1/8
K:D
Bcd A2F A3 A3 | B2F A2F E3 E3 | Bcd A2F A3 A3 | dcB A2F d3 d3 :|
f2e d2f a3 a2f | g2f e2f g3 g2e | f2e d2f a3 a3 | efg f2e d3 d3 :|

“Bridgie Murphy” ~ a duplication that did survive

Submitted on August 11th 2009 by JACKB.

& another transcription in the comments courtesy of Nigel G:

X:949
T:Denis Enright’s
S:Martin Mulvihill, 1978 Trad Fiddling from Limerick
Z:Nigel Gatherer
M:12/8
L:1/8
K:D
|: Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | B2 F A2 F E3 E3 |
Bcd A2 F A3 A3 | dcB A2 F d3 d3 :|
|: f2 e d2 f a3 a2 f | g2 f e2 f g3 g2 e |
f2 e d2 f a3 a3 | efg f2 e d3 d3 :|

This was recorded by Martin Mulvihill on his 1978 album Traditional Fiddling from Limerick as "Denis Enright’s":

# Posted on February 18th 2012 by nigelg

Nell O’Sullivan’s (slide)

I learned this off a recording from Martin Mulvihill under the name "Denis Enright’s":

X:970
T:Denis Enright’s
S:LP, Martin Mulvihill, Trad Fiddling from Limerick (1978)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:12/8
K:D
Bcd A2F A3 A3 | B2F A2F E3 E3 | Bcd A2F A3 A3 |
dcB A2F D3 D3 :: f2e d2f a3 a2f | g2f e2f g3 g2e |
f2e d2f a3 a3 | def f2e d3 d3 :|

I see it’s also here under the title "Bridgie Murphy"

Bridgie Murphy’s slide/Denis Enright’s

Martin Mulvihill called this tune "Denis Enright’s" after a flute player from Moyvane, County Kerry, from whom he learned the tune.

Bridgie Murphy’s, X:4

Here’s C’s post from X:2 before. Looks like there was an ABC translation issue. Some players locally call this Denis McInright’s.

Nell O’Sullivan’s, X:10

Transcribed from the ‘Pádraig O’Keeffe Manuscripts. Book One. Fiddle’ - available online via the ITMA at https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/manuscript/padraig-okeeffe-manuscripts-book-one

It’s on page 10 of the MSS and must’ve been a good tune to teach beginners. The scanned manuscript shows Pádraig’s bowing and accenting marks, and is a good starting point for anyone wanting to play slides.

Bridgie Murphy, X:11

Setting from Loretta Egan Murphy & John Brennan.