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Slip Jig: Across the Arches

Across_The_Arches sheet music

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a talk about bridges at Mullins Mills in Kells, Co. Kilkenny. I didn't really know what to expect, but it was most fascinating. A very good lecture and a very good PowerPoint presentation to go with it. (And I have seen some awful PP presentations in my time.)

So, obviously, I had to write a tune relating to bridges. And because Kells Bridge has nine arches and because I'm hoping to write a tune of every type, I decided to go for a slip jig. They are usually in 9/8 timing.

Unfortunately, I haven't found time to do a tutorial, but you can listen to the tune and look at Kells Bridge and the bridge on the road to Inistioge (I usually call it "Inistioge Bridge", but that's confusing because of the bridge in Inistioge.) while listening.


Below, I have added the notation for the tin whistle (in D). You can try and play along with the video.

across the arches
tin whistle notation