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Tune ID#1505 (Paddy Fahy's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Fahy's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PitS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's Jig / Paddy Fahey's / Fahey's Favourite (2nd in set Fahy's Jigs 1 & 2 on BHCMoher; 1st in set Paddy Fahy's Jigs on KB Cap; 1st in set Fahey's Jigs No. 1 & 2 on LWard) (compare #1498 in G Major) (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).
19672#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Martin Byrnes (fiddle).
~197212#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).
~1973A.9#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others.
~19754#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
~19784#1
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~199111#1
[THayes] Tommy Hayes. An Rás. Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: 1st time Mícheal Ó Súilleabháin (piano), then with Brian Dunning (flute).
19922#1
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~19967#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~19975#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
200114#1
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion).
201311#1
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
BHCMoher
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
ECotter
Played beforeOn Albums
Castle Jig
MH 1, GL1
Whelan's Jig
PCt
Cliffs of Moher
KB Cap
Rakes of Clonmel
LFJW
Sliabh Bloom
LWard

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 #46 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #17 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #97 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #56 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): 1967