Paul Ryan’s Dream jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paul Ryan's Dream
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B/c/|:dcd BdB|[FB]Bd fdB|cBc AcA|EAc edc|
~d3 BdB|FBd fdB|{a}fef afe|1 fdB B2c:|2 fdB Bdf||
bfb fdB|[FB]Bd fdB|{ab}aga ecA|EAc ece|
bfb fdB|FBd fdB|fdB cBA|1 FBB Bdf:|2 FBB B2c||

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Clogs Gallagher played this between Morrison’s and Whelan’s on The Coleman Archive Vol. 1; it wasn’t included in the track listing however. Ceolas says:

"From the playing of Donegal fiddler Danny O’Donnell. The title probably refers to New York Irish multi-instrumentalist Paul Ryan, according to Jim Coogan, who played viola along with several other instruments. Ryan apparently played viola on some of the last records New York/Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran made, for the Dublin label, playing an octave below. (According to Philippe Varlet the label was founded by Killoran and Paddy Noonan, along with James O’Neill). He also journeyed with Killoran in 1932 to Ireland to attend the International Eucharistic Convention (see note for “Congress Reel”). O’Donnell visited the United States and played with Killoran and Hugh Gillespie, and may have learned the tune through them."

I changed two notes in the first part, from dfd to dcd and cec to cBc, which was what Clogs played. Danny O’Donnell did record this on his LP The Donegal Fiddler, in a medley with the Rookery, aka Whelan’s.