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Tune ID#1918 (Thomond Bridge)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Thomond Bridge about these two bars
These two bars are the start of how I (Alan Ng) play this tune.
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Thomond Bridge / Thomand Bridge / Tolman Bridge (1st in set Thomond Bridge Hornpipes on SSm) (also in G or D)
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Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
199212#1
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (accordion), Gerry (fiddle).
~199311#1
[SSm] Seán Smyth. The Blue Fiddle. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
19943#1
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~199613#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~20045#1
[GOC 3] Gerry O'Connor. No Place Like Home. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, viola). For this tune: (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Western
ScE
Fly by Night No. 2
SSm
Belfast Hornpipe
JDr 1
Souvenir
ECotter
Seans Ryans
GOC 3

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #214 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As hp #55 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As hp #47 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927