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Tune ID#1500 (Paddy Fahy's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Fahy's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PO 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABC Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's Reel / Paddy Fahey's Reel / Ríl Phaidí Uí Fhathaigh / Paddy Fahey's (also in D) (composed by Paddy Fahy)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19889#1
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~19986#1
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Maeve Donnelly (fiddle).
20014#1
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Miss Patterson's Slipper
PO 1
Ewe Reel
MvC 2
Man of the House
LYK 1

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #114 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1988