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Tune ID#303 (Paddy Canny's Toast)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Canny's Toast about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Canny's Toast / A Toast to Paddy Canny / Paddy Cannys (1st in set Paddy Canney's Toast on FG 3) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tommy Coen's #1928) (composed by Charlie Lennon)
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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).
~19892#1
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
~19993#2
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Yvonne (fiddle).
~20003#1
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
~20013#1
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (concertina).
201210#2
[BrtEarly] Paddy O'Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule. Bright and Early. "Something to Crow About". Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Daisy Field
CBdts 2
Aggie Whyte's
BrtEarly
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled] Ní fios
FG 3
Shoemaker's Daughter
CBdts 2
Commodore
VCJL
Paddy Fahy's
JW 2

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989