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Tune ID#3355 (Gale Bridge)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gale Bridge about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PS 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gale Bridge / Jim Keefe's / Jim Keeffe's No. 3 / Siobhán Hurl's / Bridy McQuinn's Slide / Colm Danagher's / Michael Murphy's Slide / Rachael Finch's Fancy (for 3rd figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on MISD 7; also for Ballyvourney Jig Set on MISD 7; also for 6th figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (also in G) (compare as polka #941)
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Discography cd

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).
~1996A.3#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996A.7#4
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996B.6#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~19963#3 (1:50)
[PS 5] Patrick Street. Cornerboys. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin), Ged Foley (guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes).
200217#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
200216#3
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kings of Kerry
MISD 7
Paddy Canny's
PS 5
Biddy the Darling
LAC
Played beforeOn Albums
Sergt. Cahill's Favorite
MISD 7, MISD 7, DLB
Jim Keefe's
PS 5

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 #77 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #82 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 24 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #59 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #104 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [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): 1967