The Music of The Bridge ~ Sunday Senses

Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Bridges are more than special to me ~ why else would I call this blog  Social Bridge?

Today I would like to bring you a piece of Irish music An Droichead which is Irish for The Bridge, played by Liam O’Flynn and Mark Knopfler. I find it hauntingly beautiful and it gets me thinking of all the bridges, physical and social, that mean so much to me.

I’d love to hear about the bridges of your life, or indeed, the writings or music that you associate with them.


Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

12 thoughts on “The Music of The Bridge ~ Sunday Senses”

  1. Loved the music. Hmm…bridges. The first thing that comes to mind is the bridges I’ve burned. However, I’m finding new bridges to cross, and discovering many beautiful things.

    1. Hello April, so pleased you enjoyed the music.
      Yes, the burning of bridges is something that can be very thought-provoking in bot positive and negative ways. As for the new ones to cross, there is certainly a lot of choice out there!

  2. I thought Paddy Moloney was the only one who could play that contraption 🙂 Beautiful, and good to see the legendary Knopfler enjoying himself and content to quietly complement the pipes.

    Bridges? The Loopline over the Liffey is ugly, iconic and an irreplaceable part of the capital.

  3. This is beautiful, Jean! When I think of bridges, I also think of new “bridges in life” to cross, but a more literal version of the Golden Gate Bridge comes to mind, as well; my favorite, so far! 🙂 Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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