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Tune ID#3438 (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 JCt 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBBb Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Fahy's / Paddy Fahy's Hornpipe / Paddy Fahey's / Paddy Fahys / Fahey's / Fahey's Hornpipe (also in G or F, also 2nd part singled) (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).
~199612#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~20016#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~200111#2
[SBJM 1] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Ragairne (Revelling at Night). Seamus Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar). For this tune: Jim (guitar).
~20026#2
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
20044#1
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
~20046#1
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
P.J. Moloney's
JB 4
Home Ruler
SBJM 1
Dunphy's Hornpipe
JFtg
Played beforeOn Albums
Mary O'Neill's Fancy
JCt 3
Acrobat
LYK 2
Joel Bernstein's
Ovld

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 #3 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): 1996