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X:1 T:Humours of Six-Mile Bridge, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:Goodman obtained the tune from the music manuscripts of 19th century N:Dublin bookseller John O'Daly, according to Hugh and Lisa Shields. S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 151) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork in the mid-19th century. F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|GABc defd|cAFA cAFA|GABc defd|cAFA G2G:| d|gfga bagf|defd cAFA|gfga bagf|dgfa g2g2| gfga bagf|defd cAFA|GABc defd|cAFA G2G2||

HUMOURS OF SIX MILE BRIDGE, THE. AKA and see Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Sixmilebridge [1] (Droichead Abhann Uí gCearnaigh) is a place-name in County Clare, a small town between Ennis and Limerick city. Kennedy gives alternate titles as "Banks of the Ilen (The)" and "Six Mile Bridge," although those tunes appear to me to be distanced variants. The reel is contained in vol. 2 (p. 151)[2] of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman, who had copied it from the music manuscripts of 19th century Dublin bookseller John O'Daly, according to researchers Hugh and Lisa Shields[3]. Collector P.W. Joyce also had access to O'Daly's mss.

Six Mile Bridge, Co. Clare

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 71, p. 19. Hugh & Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2); 2013; No. 657.

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