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Tune ID#1523 (Paddy Ryan's Dream)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Ryan's Dream about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Ryan's Dream / Brionglóid Pháidí Uí Riain / The Tullagh Reel / Miss Lyall / Mooney's Favourite (1st in set Paddy Ryan's Dream on MC; 2nd in The Humours of Lissadell Set on PttW) (Tullagh Reel could be distinct tune?) (also in B) (compare distantly Paddy Ryan's Dream #5191)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19212.18#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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196512#1
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
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19674#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Danny Meehan (fiddle), Bobby Casey (fiddle).
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196722#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. Danny Meehan (fiddle), Bobby Casey (fiddle).
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~19709#1
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19702.11#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19705#1
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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197425#2
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
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~19764#1
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
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~19875#3
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
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199111#3
[BF] Bards of a Feather. Homeward Way. Josh Culley (harp, whistle, flute, pipes, Highland pipes, accordion, recorder, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán, Scottish snare, vocals), Susanna Perry (fiddle, vocals, recorder), Barry Gilmore (guitar, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, vocals, bodhrán), David Heiser (guitar, vocals, concertina, bodhrán). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~199516#1
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals). For this tune: Brendan (fiddle).
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~19982#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
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~19991#1
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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~20029#1
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~20078#2
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
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~20075#5
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer).
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~200710#2
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
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~200814#2
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddle).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1181 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1182 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #461 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #15 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
On page 92 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #68 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #77 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As reel #263 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 95 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903