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Tune ID#132 (Bean Pháidín)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bean Pháidín about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Song16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bean Pháidín / Bean Phaidín / Bean Paidín / [misspelled as:] Bean Phaidón / The Wife of Páidín (also as slip jig, in G or C or D)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195115#1
[AL] World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Ireland. Colm Keane / Colm Ó Caoidheán.
19571.1#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Seán 'ac Dhonncha.
19738#1
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: [unidentified guest] (vocals).
~19799#1
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue.
~199811#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo). For this tune: Johnny (accordion).
~200610#2
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Emmett Gill (pipes).
~20136#2
[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Repeal of the Union
HB 3
Last Night's Fun
JAbrt 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Rakish Paddy
Plx 2, Plx 4
Seanamhac Tube Station
JOCBM
Humours of Derrycrosane
JAbrt 1

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1951