Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Fahey’s Fiddle, Matt Haye’s, Matt Haye’s No. 1, Matt Haye’s No. 2, Matt Hayes’, Matt Hayes’, Matt Hayes’s No. 2, Matt Hayes’s N°2, Paddy Fahey’s Jig #1, Paddy Fahey’s Jig No. 1, Paddy Fahey’s Jig No. 13, Paddy Fahy’s, Paddy Fahy’s Jig #1, Paddy Fahy’s Jig No. 1, Tom Fleming’s.

There are 63 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Chicago (a few times), Finbarr Dwyer’s (a few times), The Killavil (a few times), Paddy Fahey’s (a few times) and Paddy Kelly’s (a few times).

Paddy Fahey’s appears in 3 other tune collections.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 14 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 209 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DFA d2 e|d^cA ~G3|AFD ~=c3|ed=c (3B=cdB|
DFA dfe|d^cA ~G3|AdB ^cAG|1 ~E3 DFE:|2 ~E3 D2 A||
|:d2 e fed|c2 A ABA|=c2 d ed=c|B2 G GFG|
A(3B^cd fed|^cAB AFG|AdB ^cAG|1 ED^C DFA:|2 ED^C DFE|
# Added .
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:A|DFA d2e|dcA ~G3|AFD c2B|edc B/2c/2dA|
DFA d2e|dcA ~G3|Adc AGE|EDD D2:|
|:A|DFA fed|cAG AAB|c2B edc|B/2c/2dA ~G3|
Add fed|cAG EFG|Adc AGE|EDD D2:|
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: DFA d2 e | dcA GFG | ADD c3 | edc BcA |
DFA d2 e | dcA GFG | ABG A2 G |[1 FDD D2 A :|[2 FDD DFA ||
|: d^cd fed | ^cA^G A2 B | cBc edc | B/c/dG GFG |
d2 d fed | cAG EFG | ABG A2 G |[1 F/G/FD DFA :|[2 FDD D3 |]
X: 4
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|DFA d2e|dcA G3|AFD =c2B|edc B/2=c/2dA|
DFA d2e|d^cA G3|Ad=c AGE|EAD D2:|
|:A|DFA fed|cAG AAB|=c2B edc|B/2c/2dA G3|
Add fed|^cAG EFG|Ad=c AGE|EAD D2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |DFA d2 e | dcA GFG | AFD =cBc | edc AGE |
DFA d2 e | dcA GFG | Adc AGE | EDD D2 :|
|: A |dcd fed | cA^G A2 B | =cBc edc | BGB cde |
Add fed | cAG EFG | Adc AGE | EDD D2 :|
X: 6
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |DFA d2 e | dcA G2 G | AFD =cBc | edc BcA |
DFA d2 e | dcA GAB | A2 d AGE | EDC D2 :|
|: e |dcd fed | cAB =c2 B | =cBc edc | BGG GFG |
Add fdd | =cAA GFG | Adc AGE | EDC D2 :|
X: 7
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
DFA d2 e |dcA ~G3 |A2 D cBc |edc AB^c |
dFA d2 ^c |dcA ~G3 |Ad^c AGE |[1FD^C D2 A :|[2FD^C DFA ::
d3 fed |e2 c A3 |cBc edc |BdB GAG |
FAd fed |BGG FAD |dDc AGE |[1FD^C DFA :|[2FD^C D2 A :|
X: 8
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GBd g2 a | gfd cBc | dcA =f3 | agf dcA |
GBd g2 a | gfd cBc | dgf dcA | AGF G2 :|
|: g3 bag | fd^c d2 e | =fef agf | ege cAB |
Bdg bag | fd^c dBc | dgf dcA | AGF G2 :|

Eighteen comments

Matt Hayes’ Jig

Dervish plays this on one of their CDs, I believe "At the End of the Day." On fiddle at least, the triplets are single-bowed (staccato) rather than slurred.

Posted .

Other tune name

It’s a version of Paddy Fahy’s jig # 1.

Paddy Fahy’s

Source: Laurence Nugent_the windy gap
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Names of Paddy Fahy Tunes

Paddy Fahy did not give names to any of his compositions. This particular jig appears neither on "d flute album" nor on "In Good Company" by Kevin Crawford as the Paddy Fahy tunes on these albums are respectively a hornpipe and a reel. I presume that the information on recordings is added by an automatic process and the result is a list of all recordings in the database entitled "Paddy Fahy’s" rather than a list of recordings of this particular tune which, by the way, doesn’t sound like a Paddy Fahy tune to my ear.

Paddy Faheys


I know this as Paddy Faheys also.
I heard it on an album called "Music from the Cross Keys Pub "
But they played it with mixed C’s ( sharp and natural ).


Info on Paddy Fahy, the person

Does anyone know when Paddy Fahy lived or when he wrote the jig in D?

Paddy Fahy

Paddy would be in his seventies but as far as I know is still going strong. He’s a composer of many tunes most of which are very distinctive with their use of accidentals (F naturals and B flat, etc) although frustratingly they’re rarely given names - how many Paddy Fahy reels have you heard of? Hopefully he’ll continue composing these wonderful tunes.

Yes, and I wish he’d record — unfortunately, or rather fortunately, the only way to hear him besides in person is on the jillion tapes people have made at his concerts.

Tom Fleming’s- additional name

I added the last tom flemings as the title because the link wasn’t working to the recording Masters of Celtic Accordian. The link is now working.

This is the Fahy’s Jig which appears on Enda Scahill’s "Pick it Up" album although his version is a little different. Still have to learn it yet to I’ll take Enda’s version.

X: 5 "The Brosna Jig" / "Paddy Fahey’s"

The first jig of two of the 13th track on "Buttons & Bows: The Return of Spring" =
Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire, & Garry O’Briain…

X: 6 "Paddy Fahey’s"

A scrap of an ABC notation for this I found in an old notebook of mine. Foolishly I hadn’t noted down who I’d received it from but it was from a number of items notated from one of a number of session I’d attended regularly in Dublin in the 70s…

Matt Hayes’s N°2

Une version à l accordéon chromatique que j aime bien

Paddy Fahey’s, X:8

We play this tune in G.