Teviot Bridge jig

Also known as The Boys Of Ballinafad, Paddy Mullin’s, Paddy Mullins’, The Pivot Bridge, Teviot Brig, Teviot Brigg.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Stool Of Repentance (a few times), The Atholl Highlanders (a few times), James McMahon’s (a few times), The Rakes Of Kildare (a few times) and Rosewood (a few times).

Teviot Bridge has been added to 2 tune sets.

Teviot Bridge has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Teviot Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
f|ecA E2A|F2A E2A|EFE E2c|d2c B2f|
ecA E2A|F2A E2c|d2f ecA|B3 A2:|
f|ecA Ace|fgf fga|ecA AcA|BGE E2f|
ecA Ace|agf edc|d2f ecA|B3 A2f|
ecA Ace|fgf fga|ecA ABA|BGE E2f|
ece fdf|agf edc|dfa ecA|B3 A2:|
X: 2
T: Teviot Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e|:cBA E2A|F2A E2c|efe edc|d2c Bcd|
cBA E2A|F2A E2c|efe ecA|1 BcB A2B:|2 BcB A2c|
ecB Ace|~f3 fga|ecA AGA|BGE E2c|
ecB Ace|agf e3|AcB A2c|1 BcB A2c:|2 BcB A2||
X: 3
T: Teviot Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
f|ecA EAA|FAA E2E|EEE E2c|d2c B2f|
ecA EAA|FAA E2c|def ecA|BBB Ae:|
f|ecA ABA|fff fga|ecA AcA|BEE Eef|
ecA BAA|agf edc|def ecA|BBB Ae:|

Five comments

Teviot Bridge

My first attempt at submitting a tune — this one from the Athole Collection, as compiled arranged by James Stewart-Robertson. I think it might be in the Cape Breton tradition as well. It’s in A and if you don’t play it too fast it’s a good one to put some swing into, but speed it up and it works even better.

Teviot Bridge

This tune can be found in the Irish tradition as "The Boys Of Ballinafad" (O’Neill, Dance Music of Ireland No.195) and in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection as "The Pivot Bridge" (page 102).

Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington also recorded a different versio of this tune and named it after West Clare flute player Paddy Mullins. It goes like this:

K: Amaj
e|:cBA E2A|F2A E2c|efe edc|d2c Bcd|
cBA E2A|F2A E2c|efe ecA|1 BcB A2B:|2 BcB A2c|
ecB Ace|~f3 fga|ecA AGA|BGE E2c|
ecB Ace|agf e3|AcB A2c|1 BcB A2c:|2 BcB A2||

It seems to be related to the Rambler: https://thesession.org/tunes/510

Teviot Brig

Ian Anderson of Jedburgh play it like this on banjo:
f|ecA EAA|FAA E2E|EEE E2c|d2c B2f|
ecA EAA|FAA E2c|def ecA|BBB Ae:|
f|ecA ABA|fff fga|ecA AcA|BEE Eef|
ecA BAA|agf edc|def ecA|BBB Ae:|