T: Bridget Cruise
|: GA | Bd eg/e/ dB | A2 G2 (3GAB | A2 G2 G2 | G4 GA |
Bd eg/e/ dB | A2 G2 AB | d2 B2 de | d4 de |
=fe =fg ag | ed eg ag/e/ | d2 B2 AG | A4 GA |
Bd eg/e/ dB | A2 G2 (3GAB | A2 G2 G2 | G4 ||
Also known as Brighid Cruis.
There are 10 recordings of this tune.
Bridget Cruise has been added to 44 tunebooks.
nother beautiful Carolan tune to be played majestically.
I learned that song today, and the teacher told this story:
Bridget Cruise met Carolan when he was still a boy (before his blindness which came at age 18). He fell in love with her, but as she came from a noble family they would never be allowed to get together. Anyway he could not forget Bridget and wrote 3 planxties for her.
The recording listed at https://thesession.org/recordings/3056 (Derek Bell. Carolan’s receipt - Shanachie, 1987) has an entry for Bridget Cruise which covers a set of three tunes selected (probably) from O’Sullivan. Carolan: life, times and music of an Irish harper vol.1 p.179-180.
As played they are: Bridget Cruise (third air) / Bridget Cruise (second air) / Bridget Cruise (fourth air) / Bridget Cruise (third air) (reprise).
The tune shown here is the third air.
Is this Bridget Cruise #1, #3 or #4 ?
I had a go at Bridget Cruise #3 today, on Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Fiddle & Whistle.