Humors of Six Mile Bridge

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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 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 manusripts of 19th century Dublin bookseller John O'Daly. Collector P.W. Joyce also had access to O'Daly's mss.

Six Mile Bridge, Co. Clare

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 71, p. 19.

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