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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 Kelly's Fancy / Paddy Canny's / The Daisy Field / Richard Dwyer's (2nd in set The Brocca on FullSt 3) (also in Dorian, also in G) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tommy Coen's #1928) (composed by Paddy Kelly according to 3 sources, or by Paddy O'Brien of Tipperary according to book HN; or by Richard Dwyer according to FullSt 3)
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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).
~19591#1
[SRPJM] Seán Ryan, PJ Maloney. Traditional Music of Ireland. Volume One. Digitally Remastered. Seán Ryan (fiddle), PJ Maloney (flute).
~197214#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~19732.14#2
~19738#2
[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).
~19755#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
~1981B.1#2
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198121#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
19821.26#1
198711#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle). For this tune: Mick O'Connell (accordion).
~19905#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
19979#2
[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).
~200112#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~20075#2
[FD 7] Finbarr Dwyer. Accordion Music from the Soul. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
~201423#1
[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).
~201610#2
[FullSt 3] FullSet. Notes between the Lines. Janine Redmond (accordion), Marianne Knight (flute, vocals), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle, backing vocals), Michael Harrison (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Andrew Meaney (guitar), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, percussion, backing vocals). For this tune: Janine (accordion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Richard Dwyer's Reel
FTIM, 4IC, PCt
Moving Cloud
SA, KOS
Star of Munster
BHCMoher
Tip Toe Home
CTL 6
Longford Tinker
DMeehan
Pigeon on the Gate
KCrhn
Clais an Adhmid
FD 7
Brocca Reel
FullSt 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Down the Broom
SRPJM
Pigeon on the Gate
SRyan C
Old Road to Garry
VK 1
Farewell to Miltown
KCrhn
Mother's Delight
RBysFam
McIllhatton's Retreat
FullSt 3

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 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1959