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Tune ID#1502 (Paddy Fahy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Fahy'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 Trc (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's / Fahy's Delight / Has to be Fahey! / Cornphíopa Pháidí Uí Fhathaigh / The Dungorman (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).
199520#2
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Peter Tracey (fiddle).
~19954#1
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~199914#2
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (Bb/F concertina).
~20058#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~200813#2
[OCHrn 1] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Drunken Sailor
FMD 1
Kit O'Mahoney's Hornpipe
Trc
North Shore
OCHrn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Echo
KC 1
Buck from the Mountain
ACrby 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 hp #74 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As hp #34 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1995