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Tune ID#3897 (Paddy Kelly's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Kelly's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FTIM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Kelly's / Paddy Kelly's Reel / Paddy Canny's / The Daisy Field (also in G) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tommy Coen's #1928) (composed by Paddy Kelly according to SRyan C, or by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary, according to book HN)

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
~197214#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
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~19732.14#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19738#2
[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: Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19755#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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19821.26#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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198711#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle). For this tune: Mick O'Connell (accordion).
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~19905#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
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19979#2
[CTL 6] Cherish the Ladies. Threads of Time. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, vocals, fiddle, keyboards), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, whistle, bodhrán), Aoife Clancy (vocals, bodhrán, guitar).
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~200112#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (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 reel #361 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #259 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1972