Paddy Fahey’s reel

Also known as Paddy Fahey’s No. 26.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 dG Bcdc | A=FFF cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg | fgag fdcA |
G2 GG Bcdc | A=FFF cFAF | G2 DG Bcdg |1 fdcA G3 F :|2 fdcA G3 g||
|:fggf ggge | fgag fddd | fgaf gbag | fdcA dggf |
gbfa gfde | fgeg fdcA | dggg dgaf | g2 ag fdcA :|
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg fgag fdcA |
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg | fdcA G4 ||
fgaf g2 ae | fgag fd d2 | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA dggf |
gbaf gfde | =f2 eg ^fdcA | dg g2 dgag | g2 ag fdcA ||
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg fgag fdcA |
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg | fdcA G4 ||
fgaf g2 ae | fgag fd d2 | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA dggf |
gbaf gfde | =f2 eg ^fdcA | dg g2 dgag | g2 ag fdcA ||
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 dG Bcdc | A=FFF cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg | fgag fdcA |
G2 GG Bcdc | A=FFF cFAF | G2 DG Bcdg |1 fdcA G3 F :|2 fdcA G3 g ||
fggf ggge | fgag fddd | fgaf gbag | fdcA dggf |
gbfa gfde | fgeg fdcA | dggg dgaf | g2 ag fdcA||
X: 4
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | DGdG Bcdg fgag fdcA |
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 CFA,F | DGdG Bcdg | fdcA G4 ||
fgaf g2 ae | fgag fd d2 | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA dggf |
gbaf gfde | f/g/aeg fdcA | dg g2 dgag | g2 ag fdcA ||
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg fgag fdcA |
G2 dG BcdB | A=F F2 cFAF | G2 dG Bcdg | fdcA G4 ||
fgaf g2 ae | fgag fd d2 | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA dggf |
gbaf gfde | =f2 eg ^fdcA | dg g2 dgag | fdcA G4 ||

Seven comments

Paddy Fahey’s

I got this from Breda Kreville’s album, "The Hop Down" - 2nd tune Tr 11. I looked through the Session to the best of my ability and I don’t think this Fahey’s was ever posted.

Paddy Fahey’s, X:2

This is the Maria Holohan setting from her dissertation which she indexes, No. 26.

Paddy Fahey’s

This is from Breda Keville’s album, "The Hop Down", Track 11, second tune. I could not find a similar setting on the session so I am adding it. Breda does not repeat the B section on this recording.

Paddy Fahey’s, X:2

This setting is from Maria Holohan’s dissertation - she uses the index Reel No. 26.

Re: Paddy Fahey’s

Cool. IMO much better in mix than major (ditch all the F#s). Stunning drones. Classic Fahey.

Re: Paddy Fahey’s

chris stoltz - I’m currently doing my own little personal study of Fahey and there are two things that are readily apparent. 1. There are some very extremely different interpretations on the recordings I’ve found. I think part of this is because of these "weird notes" in some of the Fahey tunes. People tend to reject them in some cases. 2. As I’ve listened to these various recordings the so called weird notes often become really beautiful. I would urge you to listen and acclimate yourself to the special harmony before you make your final note choices in your own setting.
I’m just transcribing Holohan index Reel No. 27 (Eileen O’Brien - The Fiddler’s Choice) which I don’t find on this sight. It’s in CMaj and has an F# in the second bar that is stunning. I don’t think I would have thought the same even two weeks ago.

Re: Paddy Fahey’s

Maybe. Good point. I have to play around with it a bunch. His tunes seem built to have the sharps played with.