The Forth Bridge reel

Also known as The Fourth Bridge.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Little Johnnie’s Hame (a few times), The Foxhunter (a few times), Jenny Dang The Weaver (a few times), Master McDermott’s (a few times) and Scordiness (a few times).

The Forth Bridge has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Forth Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:z|D2 FD A,DFD|A,DFA Bdcd|A,2 CE GECE|edcB AGFE|
EDFD ADFD|A,DFA BcdA|GFGA BcdB|AGFE EDD:|
|:g|fafd AFDg|fafd AFDf|gfge cAce|gfed cdef|
gafg efde|cdBc ABFA|GFGA BcdB|AGFE D3:|
# Added by errik .

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The Forth Bridge

Composed by Williamson Blyth, an Edinburgh fiddler and violin maker. He composed a strathspey and reel set both named after the bridge. The Forth Bridge opened in 1890. The tune appears in J. Murdoch Henderson’s Flowers of Scottish Melody. This reel is not to be confused with "The Forth Brig" hornpipe composed by J. Scott Skinner, also to commemorate the opening of the bridge.

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The Forth Bridge

I’ve played this one for years - great tune. Where you play "A," in the first bar, I play "A" = D2 FD ADFD. The strathspey is a good ‘un too.

The Forth Bridge

I know this is also on Leahy’s "In All Things" CD, but it wasn’t put in when the recording was submitted so this tune won’t link back to the album.