Bridget Cruise waltz

By Turlough O’Carolan

Also known as Bridget Cruise No.3, Brighid Cruis.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

Bridget Cruise has been added to 1 tune set.

Bridget Cruise has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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 .
2
X: 2
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 .
3
X: 3
T: Bridget Cruise
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|FA Bd/B/ AF|E2 D2 (3DEF|E2 D2 D2|D4 DE|
FA Bd/B/ AF|E2 D2 EF|A2 F2 AB|A4 AB|
=cB =cd ed|BA Bd ed/B/|A2 F2 ED|E4 DE|
FA Bd/B/ AF|E2 D2 (3DEF|E2 D2 D2|D4||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven 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 ?