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Tune ID#1513 (Paddy Lynn's Delight)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Lynn's Delight about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KH (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Lynn's Delight / Paddy Lynn's Delite / Aoibhneas Phaddy Lynn / Sonny's Return / The Rambler's Return / The Trip to Galway / Mary Mac's / Mary McNamara (3rd in set The Lady's Choice Set on BCB 2) (also in G) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Mick Collins' #5398) (composed by George Rowley and Ned Stapleton)
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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).
196510#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
~197314#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
~19937#2
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), then with John Williams (concertina).
~19946#1
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
~19942.5#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Joanie Madden (flute).
19971#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~199814#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
~19998#3
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
20006#4
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
~20035#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20052#2
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Molly Bán
JMd 1, WFO 1
Broken Pledge
TMC
Longford Tinker
JB 2
Banks of the Ilen
OAces
Glen of Aherlow
KH
John Brennan's
BCB 2
Martin Wynne's No. 3
MOR 1
Brown Coffin
ACrby 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Noisy Curlew
JMd 1, WFO 1
Connie Hogan's
MMcNmr 1
Jenny's Wedding
KH
Speed the Plough
BCB 2
Hughie's Cap
JCt 4

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 #43 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #34 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #72 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): 1965