Bridge of Portumna (The)

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 Theme code Index    3542 5L111
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Martin Mulhaire
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    ABC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Josephine Keegan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Drop in the Ocean (A)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 256
 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Biography:Martin Mulhaire, Biography:Séamus Connolly, Biography:Jack Coen, Biography:Felix Dolan
 Title of recording    Warming Up
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Green Linnet GLCD 1135
 Year recorded    1993
 Score   ()   

BRIDGE OF PORTUMNA. Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Composed by accordion player Martin Mulhaire, originally from Eyrecourt, County Galway a veteran of the Aughrim Slopes, Killimor and Tulla Ceili Band in his youth. He emigrated to the United States around 1960, and has long been a resident of Queens. The bridge near Portumna, Galway, spans the River Shannon. A wooden structure erected in 1795, but dilapidated by the mid-1800's, was replaced by a sturdier stone span that allowed river traffic to pass under.

X: 1
T: Bridge of Portumna
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 350
R: reel
Z: Transcribed by Bill Black
C: M. Mulhaire
K: A
ed | c2 ec dcBA | EAAG A3 B | cA A2 eA A2 | B=G G2 DGBd | 
c2 ec dcBA | EAAG A3 B | cAeA aAeA | Bd=GB d2 cd ||
e2 ae beae | (3efe ae d2 cd | B=g g2 bg g2 | edBc d2 cd |
e2 ae beae | (3efe ae d2 cd | B=g g2 bg g2 | edBc d2 ed ||
ceAc eAce | aeca ecae | fedc dcBA | GABc dfed |
ceAc eAce | aeca ecae | fedc dfaf | ecdB A4 ||

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