Newtown Bridge jig

Also known as The Newton Bridge, The Newtown Bridge.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Newtown Bridge has been added to 2 tune sets.

Newtown Bridge has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Newtown Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"Basic Melody"
A2 G FDD|ded cAF|G3 A2 G|EFD EFG|
dAG FDD|ded cAG|Ade f2 a|gec dcB|
ABG FDD|ded cAF|G3 A2 G|EFD EFG|
dAG FDD|ded cAG|Ade f2 a|gec d2 A||
dfd AFA|dfg afd|eAB =c2 d|=cAG EFG|
A2 G FDD|ded cAG|Ade f2 a|gec d2 A|
dfd AFA|dfg afd|eAB =c2 d|=cAG EFG|
afa g2 f|fed edc|Ade f2 a|gec dcB||
"As Played on Fiddle"
A2 G F{GF}DD|ded cAF|~G3 A2 G|EFD EFG|
dAG FDD|ded cAG|Ade {a}f2 a|gec dcB|
ABG F{GF}DD|ded cAF|~G3 A2 G|EFD EFG|
dAG FDD|ded cAG|Ade e-fa|gec d{e}dA||
dfd AFA|dfg afd|eAB =c2 d|=c{dc}AG EFG|
A2 G F{GF}DD|ded cAG|Ade {a}f2 a|gec d2 A|
dfd AFA|dfg afd|eAB =c2 d|=c{dc}AG EFG|
a{ba}fa g2 f|{a}fed edc|Ade {a}f2 a|gec dcB||
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Three comments

The Newtown Bridge

I transcribed this from Liz and Yvonne Kane’s playing on Under the Diamond. They credit this tune as a composition of Paddy O’Brien.

I’ve given both the basic melody, which is a strong one without any ornamentation, and then with most of the cut notes and rolls the Kane sisters use, playing on fiddle. The basic melody works nicely on keyless flute as well.

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This is the middle tune in a set of three: Mick Cooney’s Fancy, The Newtown Bridge, and the Lakes of Kilalrney. I’ve posted the abcs for the Kane sisters’ setting of the first tune, Mick Cooney’s Fancy, here: https://thesession.org/tunes/3481

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“The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien”

J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992

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