3. The Crossing

The Crossing – Tim O’Brien / Howdy Skies Music / Universal Music Corp / ASCAP. Ronan Brown: uillean pipes; Seamus Egan: bodhran; Kenny Malone: percussion; Tim O’Brien: fiddle and mandola; Darrell Scott: guitar

The Crossing was written early one morning after a stormy overnight ferry trip from Fishguard (Wales) to Rosslare (Ireland). After landing, we drove to a B&B in Roscrae where we were to perform that evening. I took out my fiddle, which was tuned into open A (low strings to high – AEAE), and this tune just kind of emerged.