Paddy The Piper jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Paddy The Piper appears in 3 other tune collections.

Paddy The Piper has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paddy The Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A| Add dcd|efg afd | Add dcd | edc d2 :|
|:A | dfa afd | Bgf gec | dcd Bgf | edc d2 :|
[I:setbarnb 10][M:9/8]B| AFD GEc d2B | AFD GFE DFG | AFD GEa a2 g | fdf gec d2 :|

Four comments

Paddy The Piper

I came across this unusual jig recently and it’s not on the site under this name, so I thought I’d share it. The last part goes into 9/8 which I couldn’t notate properly (though the code works on Easy ABC, so it could just need a tweek). Anybody heard it before?

Tell us more, where did you come across it?

Re: Paddy The Piper

It’s in ‘Sean Craig’s Tunebook’, a collection of session tunes based on recordings by Sean Craig at various Fleadhanna. Sean is a native of Antrim but has lived in the Isle of Man since the 1960’s and is a lover of Irish music.

The first edition was compiled by the late Tony Hopson and published in 1998. It’s impossible to get hold of now so I am transcribing it for a second edition which will include some tunes that didn’t make the first edition that Sean has given to me.

Because of these circumstances, I don’t know where this particular tune came from but will try to find more information on it.

Re: Paddy The Piper

The first two parts of this tune are published in "Riley’s Second Sett [sic] of Cotillions, Arranged for the Piano Forte". Put out by Edward Riley (music publisher and purveyor of musical instruments) at 29 Chatham Street, NY in 1824. Riley adds a third part, still in 6/8, that is labelled MINORE and is in nominal Fmaj.

Source is from the Johns Hopkins library sheet music collection at