Atlantic Bridge jig

Also known as The Atlantic Bridge.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Atlantic Bridge has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Atlantic Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e6)|e)BB Bcd|ecA ecA|dBG Aec|dBG A3:|
Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB GBd|dcB AGE|dBG g^fg|aaa ged|c3 Bgd|BAG A z2|
Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB GBd|dcB AGE|dBG g^fg|age cAc|BAG Bgd|BAG A z2||
X: 2
T: Atlantic Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e3) (efe))|eBB Bcd|ecA ecA|BAG Aed|BAG A3:| Aed ecA|fed edc|B.B/2.c/2B G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB ~g3|~a3 ged|c3 Bge|BAG A z2| Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB g^fg|age cAc|BAG Bge|BAG A z2||
X: 3
T: Atlantic Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e3) (efe))|eBB Bcd|ecA ecA|BAG Aed|BAG A3:|
Aed ecA|fed edc|B.B/2.c/2B G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB ~g3|~a3 ged|c3 Bge|BAG A z2|
Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB g^fg|age cAd|cBA Bge|BAG A z2||
X: 4
T: Atlantic Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:eAA BAA|BGG GBd|eAA BAA|e3 e=fe|
edc Bcd|ec/B/A ec/B/A|BAG Aed|BAG A3:|
|:Aed ecA|e3 edc|B3 GBd|dcB BGd|
ecA g3|a3 ged|BAG Aed|BAG A z2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Atlantic Bridge
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BEE GEE|FDC DB,A,|GEE dEB|B3 B=cB|
BAF FGA|BGE BGE|FEC DBA|GED E3:|
|:B2A BGE|cBA BAG|F3 DFA|AGF EDB|
BAF cBc|edc dBA|G3 FdB|AFD E3:|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Eight comments

Atlantic bridge (main theme by Davy Spillane)

Why not to submit this famous tune by Davy Spillane! What I transcribed is just the main theme, then many improvised blues variations can be added to it.

A Different Transcription

Osvaldo, thanks for sharing your transciption. Playing through your transcription against the recording, I noted some spots where the tune seems to move differently. Here is my take on the tune:

eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e3) (efe))|eBB Bcd|ecA ecA|BAG Aed|BAG A3:| Aed ecA|fed edc|B.B/2.c/2B G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB ~g3|~a3 ged|c3 Bge|BAG A z2| Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB g^fg|age cAc|BAG Bge|BAG A z2||

ABC Correction

eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e3) (efe))|eBB Bcd|ecA ecA|BAG Aed|BAG A3:|
Aed ecA|fed edc|B.B/2.c/2B G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB ~g3|~a3 ged|c3 Bge|BAG A z2|
Aed ecA|fed edc|BAB G.B/2.c/2d|dcB AG_e|edB g^fg|age cAd|cBA Bge|BAG A z2||

Davy Spillane Version

The versions posted here are nothing like Davy’s tune don’t know what you are listening to. Davy’s version below.
X: 1
T: Atlantic Bridge
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amin
|:eAA BAA|BGG GBd|eAA BAA|e3 e=fe|
edc Bcd|ec/B/A ec/B/A|BAG Aed|BAG A3:|
|:Aed ecA|e3 edc|B3 GBd|dcB BGd|
ecA g3|a3 ged|BAG Aed|BAG A z2:||

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The tunes in atlantic bridge

what’s the name of the reel that comes after this? And please, can I not have a load of people saying, ‘you don’t need to know the name’, or ‘just learn it by ear’ - I’m curious. Also it’s for a write up for my dissertation.

From memory…..

It may have been "Tom Ward’s Downfall", but it’s many years since I heard this recording.

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Atlantic Bridge, X:5

This one too, I picked it up on a recording ages ago. This time, I don’t remember at all where I got this great tune…

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Re: Atlantic Bridge

Hmm… This sounds an awful lot like Storm in a T-Shirt on the Just for Gordon album, attributed to Gordon Duncan.