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Tune ID#2908 (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 JKn 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's / Paddy Fahey's / Thinking of Fahey (3rd in set Paddy Fahy's Reels on JKn 3; 3rd in set Three Compositions of Paddy Fahey on Fngl 1) (also in E, also as hornpipe) (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).
~199315#3
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
20014#3
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
~20086#3
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~201116#2
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's Reel
JKn 3, Fngl 1
Man of the House
LYK 1
Bill McEvoy's No.1
SailCrvt

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 #30 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): 1993