Gale Bridge slide

Also known as The Couleen, The Gale Bridge, Johnny O’Leary’s, Moyglass Fair, Siobhan Hurl’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Gale Bridge has been added to 5 tune sets.

Gale Bridge has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Gale Bridge
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2g B2A G2B AGA | B2A ABd e2d B2c |
d2g B2A G2B AGA | B2A B2A G3 G3 :|
B2A ABd e2d B2A | B2A ABd e2d B2c |
d2g B2A G2B AGA | B2A B2A G3 G3 :|
X: 2
T: Gale Bridge
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:e2a c2e A2c BAB|c2B Bce f2e c2 (e|
{f}e2)a c2e A2c BAB|[1 cec B2c A3 A2e:|[2 cec B2c A3 A2B|
|:c2B Bce f2e c2B|c2B Bce f2e c2(e|
{f}e2)a c2e A2c BAB|[1 cec B2c A3 a2B:|[2 cec B2c A3 a2e|

Six comments

Two Points

1) I’ve heard this played as a polka

2) It appears on "They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay" as The Moyglass Fair.

“Gale Bridge” ~ in A

X: 2
T: Gale Bridge
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: AMaj
|: d |\
e2 A c2 B A2 c B^AB | c2 B Bce f2 e c2 d |
e2 A c2 B A2 c B^AB | cec B2 c A3 A2 :|
|: B |\
c2 B Bce f2 e c2 B |c2 B Bce f2 e c2 d |
e2 a c2 B A2 c B^AB | cec B2 c A3 A2 :|

& back to G Major

X: 3
T: Gale Bridge
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: GMaj
|: ^c |\
d2 G B2 A G2 B A^GA | B2 A ABd e2 d B2 e |
d2 G B2 A G2 B A^GA | BdB A2 B G3 G2 :|
|: A |\
B2 A ABd e2 d B2 ^A | B2 A AB/c/d e2 d B2 c |
d2 g B2 A G2 B A^GA | BdB A2 B G3- G2 :|

Johnny O’Leary’s

The setting that shows up as X:2 (in spite of ceolachan’s earlier additions) is as played by Jackie Daly, who calls the tune Johnny O’Leary’s. I posted it because the upward jump to the 4th note (e) in the first phrase and repeated throughout seems to me to be a defining feature that is missing from the other settings here.