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Tune ID#2349 (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 Drv 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's / Fahy's Jig / Fahey's Fiddle / Tom Fleming's Jig / Matt Hayes' Jig / Matt Hayes' / The Brosna Jig (1st in set Fahy's Jigs 1 & 2 on BHCMoher; 1st in set Matt Haye's Jigs on RshMtn; 3rd in The Killavill Set, also spelled The Kilavill Set on Drv 3; 3rd in set Killavil Jigs on Drv 4; 1st in set Paddy Fahy's Jigs on MaRaf) (also in G Mixolydian) (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).
~197212#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~197727#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Billy Clifford Trio: Billy Clifford (flute), Matt Hayes (accordion).
~199611#3
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
19972.21#3
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~19985#1
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
20019#3
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion).
20014#1
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
~20026#1
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle). For this tune: (accordion), with Marie Reilly (fiddle).
~200616#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
201513#1
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Chicago
Drv 3, Drv 4
Bobby Casey's
JBC
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's Jig
BHCMoher
Farewell to Gurteen
RshMtn
Tap Room
MvC 2
Hinchy's Delight
KlmFcy
Paddy Fahy's
MaRaf
Hungry Rocks
DCB 1
Galloping O'Hogan
BBow 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 jig #16 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #343 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As jig #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): 1972