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||
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.
T: Atlantic Bridge
|: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:||
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.
It may have been "Tom Ward’s Downfall", but it’s many years since I heard this recording.
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…
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.