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Tune ID#73 (Paddy Taylor's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Taylor'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 SC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Taylor's / Paddy Taylor's Reel / Ríl Phádraig Táilliúir / Ríl Phaidí Taylor / Paddy Taylors / McCabe's Reel / Anderson's Reel / Lady Gordon (2nd in set Mick Rodden's Reels on HDvls 2) (also in C, also with 2nd and 3rd parts in reverse order, also without 3rd part) (composed by Paddy Taylor (and possibly) Martin Wynne(?))
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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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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~1973B.5#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others.
~19819#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Paddy O'Brien.
19964#1
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
199714#1
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion).
~199716#2
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19974#2
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19975#1
[Sol 2] Solas. Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers. Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, mandocello, vocals), Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, whistle, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán, percussion), Winifred Horan (fiddle), John Williams (accordion, concertina).
~19981#3
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
200015#1
[INS] Hammy Hamilton, Séamus Creagh, Con Ó Drisceoil. It's No Secret. Hammy Hamilton (flute, vocals), Séamus Creagh (fiddle, vocals), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, vocals, piano).
20022.15#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. 1st time Tommy Peoples (fiddle), then with Paddy Keenan (pipes).
20031#3
[LLses 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
~20057#2
[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (Bb flute).
20112#2
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Four Courts
MMrch 1
Martin Wynne's
TMcCrthy
Connaughtman's Rambles
DAttic
Hunter's House
KCThtr
Besom in Bloom
LLses 2
Mother and Child Reel
MMhn
Corner House
HDvls 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Flowers of Redhill
KOS
Donaghmore
SC
First Month of Summer
JKn 4
McFadden's Handsome Daughter
Sol 2
Banks of Inverness
DAttic
Earl's Chair
INS
Piper on Horseback
LLses 2
Crock of Gold
HDvls 2

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 tune #154 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #49 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
On page 29 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As reel #150 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): 1973