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Tune ID#1511 (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 CmA 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel64AABBCCDDG 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 (1st in set Paddy Kelly's on CmA 1; 2nd in set Paddy Kelly's on BrdgGap) (also in E) (compare 1st 2 parts to Bonnie Ann #3666) (composed by Paddy Kelly according to several sources, although credited, only in book HN, to Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
~196723#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Johnny Henry (fiddle), Tommy Hunt (flute).
~19753#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
~197715#1
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. John Fitzpatrick (accordion).
199610#2
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: James Keane (accordion).
199614#2
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
~20008#1
[MMcNmr 2] Mary MacNamara. The Blackberry Blossom. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina?).
~20057#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Peter Carberry (accordion).
~20077#1
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
New Custom House Reel
BrdgGap
Abbey Reel
AW
Played beforeOn Albums
Mullingar Lea
PCt
Paddy's Resource
CmA 1
Concert Reel
AW
Log Cabin
ACrby 1
Drunken Tinker
ATrgs 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 #4 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #657 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #260 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): 1967