Bridie’s Joy reel

Also known as Denis Murphy’s, The Duke Of Montrose, Glountane, Julia Clifford’s.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Bridie’s Joy appears in 2 other tune collections.

Bridie’s Joy has been added to 1 tune set.

Bridie's Joy has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Bridie's Joy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA d2AF|GFEF GFEF|D2FA d2ed|1 cdeg fdd2:|2 cdeg fdde||
~f3e fedc|(3Bcd Ad BdAe|f2eg fded|cdeg fdde|
faea faed|(3Bcd Ad BdA2|d2ef ~g3e|~a3g fdd2||
2
X: 2
T: Bridie's Joy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2FA dAFA|G2 GF GFEF|D2FA dAFA|1 (3Bcd eg fd d2:|2 (3Bcd eg fd de||
f2 fg fedA|(3Bcd Ad BdAd|f2 fg fedA|(3Bcd eg fdde|
f2 fg fedA|(3Bcd Ad BdAd|(3Bcd ef g2 ge|a2 ag fd d2||
3
X: 3
T: Bridie's Joy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F|D2 F>A d>A F<D|G>B F>A G<E E>F|D2 F>A d/c/B/A/ F>A|
Bc/d/ (3efg f<d d:|a|d2 f<d a>g f<d|g>e g/f/e/d/ c<e e>f|
d2 f<d a>g f<d|Bc/d/ (3efg f<d d>A|d2 f<d a>g f<d|
g>e g/f/e/d/ c<e ed/c/|(3def (3efg (3fga (3gab|(3agf (3gfe d2 d||
4
X: 4
T: Bridie's Joy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA d2AF|GFEF GFEF|D2FA dfed|Bd eg fd~d2|
D2FA dBAF|GFEF GFEF|D2FA dBed|(3Bcd eg fdd2|
~f3f fedc|(3Bcd Ad Bded|f2ea fded|(3Bcd eg fdd2|
fdea fded|Bd Ad (3Bcd AB|d2ef gfge|~a3g fd~d2||

Seven comments

Re: Denis Murphy’s

There’s a rare strathspey [1] which fiddler Ron Gonnella played called "The Duke of Montrose" which is rather close to this. It might be worth submitting it as a setting… mmm…

Missing Footnote

[1] = For one thing, it’s not listed in Charlie Gore’s Scottish Fiddle Music Index.

Re: Denis Murphy’s Duke of Montrose

Hi Nigel, definitely a smoking gun there! It lends weight to the tale I heard in Knocknagree (and have since read?) along the lines that an older relative of Pádraig O’Keeffe (his uncle Cal Callaghan?) spent some time in the USA (Ohio?) and met a number of Scottish musicians out there. He brought a lot of their music back to Kerry on his return but, presumably, adapted it for local ears and dances.