Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3996 (Bridge at Newtown)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bridge at Newtown, The / The Bridge at Newtown (Nenagh) / Bridge at Newtown (also in D) (composed by Séamus Connolly in 1989)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Eimear (fiddle).
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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As new #30 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. |
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): 1988