Paddy Fahey’s reel

By Paddy Fahey

Also known as Paddy Fahey’s No. 19, Paddy Fahy’s.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABc dBBB|dGBd gfdc|Bcde f2eg|faga fdcA|
BGGG D2GB|dGBd c2Bc|dggg dgag|1 fdcA G3D:|2 fdcA G2Bd||
|:g2 dc BdGB|DGBd gfde|f2eg faga|fdAd fgaf|
g2dc BdGB|DGBd gfde|f2eg faga|fdcA G4:|
# Added by Mike .
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABc dB B2|dGBd gfdc|Bcde =f2eg|^faga fdcA|
BG G2 D2GB|dGBd c2Bc|dg g2 dgag|1 fdcA G3D:|2 fdcA G2Bd||
|:g2 dc BdGB|DGBd gfde|=f2eg ^faga|fdAd fgaf|
g2dc BdGB|DGBd gfde|=f2eg ^faga|fdcA G4:|
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Paddy Fahey’s

This is the unornamented tune from Liz and Yvonne Kane, The Well Tempered Bow, Track 7#2
I’ve spent hours trawling through all the Paddy Fahey reels and it doesn’t seem to be there.
By way of cross reference, and to hear a snippet, check out

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Thanks for this. If you have a listing of TheSession numbers for the Paddy Fahey tunes on the Kane sisters’ CDs, would you please post it? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Paddy Fahey’s

This is reel is listed as #19 in the Holohan collection. Interestingly, the parts are switched up! The Kane sisters play it BBAA whereas Holohan has it written AABB (which I presume is how Fahey himself played it, given that the Holohan is just transcriptions of his own playing). Probably fine to play it either way!