Bridge of Athlone (2) (The)

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 Theme code Index    115L3 2242
 Also known as    Ironbridge Hornpipe (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England, Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1721, p. 320.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Artist    Joe Derrane
 Title of recording    Return to Inis Mor
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Green Linnet GLCD 1163
 Year recorded    1996
 Score   ()   

BRIDGE OF ATHLONE [2], THE. Irish, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Settings also in G major. The hornpipe was famously recorded on 78 RPM by Sligo fiddle great Michael Coleman in New York. Coleman's setting shifts to F major in first few bars of the the second part, though the notation in O'Neill's book retained two flats throughout.

Peter Kennedy incorporated the tune into a quadrille piece called "Princess Margaret's Fancy." The hornpipe appears in the c. 1837 music manuscript collection of Shropshire musician John Moore, who called the tune "Ironbridge Hornpipe (The)."

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 202. Connolly & Martin (Forget Me Not), 2002; pp. 16-17. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1721, p. 320.

Recorded source: Decca 12056A 78 rpm disc, Michael Coleman with pianist Eileen O'Shea (1935); Green Linnet GLCD 1163, Joe Derrane - "Return to Inis Mor" (1996).

T:The Bridge of Athlone [2]
S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1721
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
(3FGA|B2B2 F>Bd>B|c>Bc>d e>dc>B|A>Bc>d c>BA>G|(3FAc f>g f>ed>c|
B>dF>B (3DFB d>B|e>gc>e (3FAc e>c|(3Bac (3BAG F2 G>A|B2 d2 B2:|
|:A>B|c>fa>g (3feg f>e|d>fb>a g2 g>f|(3edc (3dcB (3afe (3dcB|(3FAc f>g f>ed>c|
B>dF>B (3DFB d>B|e>gc>e (3FAc e>c|(3Bac (3BAG F2 G>A|B2 d2 B2:||

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