Bridget Cruise waltz

Also known as Brighid Cruis.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Bridget Cruise has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Bridget Cruise
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: 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 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Bridfet Cruise

nother beautiful Carolan tune to be played majestically.

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Background on Bridget Cruise

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.

Derek Bell set

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.

Re: Bridget Cruise

Is this Bridget Cruise #1, #3 or #4 ?