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Tune ID#3897 (Paddy Kelly's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Kelly'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 FTIM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Kelly's / Paddy Kelly's Reel / Paddy Canny's / The Daisy Field (also in G) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tommy Coen's #1928) (composed by Paddy Kelly according to SRyan C and RBysFam, or by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary, according to book HN)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle). For this tune: Mick O'Connell (accordion).
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
[CTL 6] Cherish the Ladies. Threads of Time. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, vocals, fiddle, keyboards), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, whistle, bodhrán), Aoife Clancy (vocals, bodhrán, guitar).
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Richard Dwyer's Reel
Star of Munster
Tip Toe Home
Longford Tinker
Pigeon on the Gate
Played beforeOn Albums
Pigeon on the Gate
SRyan C
Old Road to Garry
VK 1
Farewell to Miltown
Mother's Delight


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 reel #361 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #259 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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