Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Paddy Fahey’s No. 14.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,DE EFA|GFE FDB,|A,DF AGF|GFG EDC|A,DF FAG|
GFE B,DB,|A,DF A{/A}GF|GEC{/C} D2 C||
DCD F^EF|GFE FDB,|A,DF A{/A}GF|GFG EDC|
A,DE EFA|GG/F/E FDB,|A,DF AG{/G}F|GEC D2 E||
d'af dAF|DFA afg|fgg eed|c/d/ec abc'|
d'af dAF|DFA dfa|dGG F/G/AF|GEC CDc'||
d'af dAF|DFA dfa|fgg eed|c/d/ec ABc|
d'c'a [fb]dA|DFA dfa|fgg f/g/af|gec cdd||
2
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGA ABd|cBA BGE|DGB dcB|cBc AGF|
DGB Bdc|cBA EGE|DGB d{/d}cB|cAF{/F} G2 F||
GFG B^AB|cBA BGE|DGB d{/d}cB|cBc AGF|
DGA ABd|cc/B/A BGE|DGB dc{/c}B|cAF G2 A||
gdB GDB,|G,B,D dBc|Bcc AAG|f/g/af def|
gdB GDB,|G,B,D GBd|gcc B/c/dB|cAF FGf||
gdB GDB,|G,B,D GBd|Bcc Aag|f/g/af def|
gfd [Be]GD|G,B,D GBd|Bcc B/c/dB|cAF FGG||
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGA B2G|cBA BGE|DGB dcB|cBc AGE|
DGA B2G|cBA BGE|DGB dcB|cAF G3:|
|:gdB GDB,|G,B,D GBd|cBc Aag|faf def|
gdB GDB,|G,B,D GBd|cBc Adc|BGF G3:|

Eight comments

Paddy Fahey’s

This is a Fahey Jig that Dave Flynn tittles Paddy Fahey’s No. 14 on his album "Contemporary Traditional Irish Guitar". I took several liberties with Octave transposition because Dave’s version is too wide for most instruments, even fiddle because he plays a bunch of low Ds. Sorry it’s a little odd but I’ll post a version that I think Paddy probably played it in with low Gs. My guess is that this is a tune that post dates the Holohan dissertation and it is the only recording of the tune that I could find. I do believe it is a genuine Fahey because I trust Dave Flynn and it looks and feels like a Fahey tune.

Re: Paddy Fahey’s

Hello
I’m afraid this tune wasn’t composed by Paddy Fahey.
It looks too similar to Fr. Kelly’s Farewell (tune15616) composed Sean Ryan.
Nice tune!

Re: Paddy Fahey’s

X:2 above is the one given as Paddy Fahey’s Jig No 14 in the appendix to Maria Holohan’s thesis on PF’s music (Univ. of Limerick, 1995).

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@Bazza

I am surprised to learn that Maria Holohan’s Thesis included a "Jig #14" as after jig #12 on page numbered 288, my copy presents the PF ‘s Hornpipe #1 on page 289, and I checked there was no missing pages following these.
I don’t know where to find that jig #14 in Maria’s work, so please, Bazza, can you confirm what you wrote in your preceding post as I would be much interested in updating my knowledge.

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@fluit22600

As far as the present tune can be attributed to Paddy Fahey (Contrarily to the OP, I don’t recognize his hand in it), all depends of the date : did Sean wrote this before or after Paddy ? Have you evidences to assert that ?
This makes me think of Paddy’s reel #3 ‘Maria Holohan’s index which is, in the first part all the less, very similar to Ed Reavy’s "Never Was Piping So Gay". In this case, and taken in accound that Paddy was much younger than Ed and, I think, they rarely had the opportunity to exchange tunes, my opinion is that "Never Was…" was composed before reel #3. But that’s another subject !
Anyway, as the present tune and Sean’s one are identical, they should deserve to figure on the same entry on this site.
Jeremy ?

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Re: Paddy Fahey’s

This is where one needs a way of withdrawing earlier postings … I offer embarrassed apologies for my note above about this tune. In my collection, I have jigs listed as Paddy Fahey’s No. 13 and No. 14, and thought that all the PF material I have came from the Holohan thesis. Not so. I’ve gone back to my pile of MSS and found that her list stops at No. 12. I can’t remember where I got the dots for 13 and 14, so shouldn’t have attributed them to that source.

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