Paddy Doory’s jig

Also known as Seamus Murraigh’s.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Doory's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Doory's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdB ABc|d2e dAF|GEE BEE|DED D2:|
X: 2
T: Paddy Doory's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: ABA DEG | AGE Adc| A EE c EE| G EE DEG|
ABA DEG| AGE Adc| A EE c EE| DED D3 :|
|: Adc ABc | d2 e dcA| G EE c EE| G EE DEG|
|Adc ABc |1 d2 e dcA| G EE c EE | DED D3 :|
|2 def dcA| G EE c EE | DED D3 ||

Sixteen comments

I found this tune on a cassette with no cover and titles many years ago ( maybe 20 ). The unknown musician played this jig on the flute, before "the old flail" and after "the ship in full sail".

The first jig of the set was "the old flail", the second this one and the third "the ship in full sail".

Paddy Doory’s

LP was "Good Friends,Good Music" by "Boys Of The Lough". The flute players were Cathal McConnell, Patsy Hanly and John Joe Maguire. Gan Ainm is "Patsy Doory’s". Great flute tunes all three of them, yet nobody seems to have picked up on this one.

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I think Kenny’s got it—this took me right back to my earliest days with the music, learning tunes off Boys of the Lough albums. Good Friends, Good Music came out closer to 30 years ago! Groan, I feel old… 🙂

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(GM - choose the "Paddy" option - other is a typo.)

Thanks a lot Kenny!! I’m very happy to know the title and the album where came from that jig. That set of jigs is one of the early ( first?) I learnt, and I love it. Thanks again.
I believe "Patsy Doory" is not a well known jig, becouse no one of my friends know it, and I recently played it in some sessions with irish musicians, but the didn’t know it too.

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GM, I think Kenny might have meant "Paddy Doory’s", like he said the first time. The second one looks like a typo to me.


Correct, Dow - sorry, Gian Marco. I seem to have "Patsy" on the brain lately.

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I occasionally try to play this whole set on flute in sessions. By the time I get to Patsy Doorhy’s, because it starts off down low in D, no-one is listening and I feel I’m fighting against the conversation. Boo-hoo…..

Seamus Murraigh’s

I think that this jig comes from the playing of John Carty.
I found it on a sheet of music that I think was given to me by a friend of mine who attended a bouzouki workshop (is it in New Mexico?) and was taught this tune.
I think he told me that it came from John Carty, but I don’t know if John Carty was the teacher
or someone else taught the tune.

I tried the tune on concertina and on CGDA-tuned tenor banjo, and it was great on both.
But it has a limited range, so it can obviously be played on pipes, fiddle, flute, etc.

The second jig on the sheet is "Cuigiú Lasses", which was chosen to follow Murraigh’s.
That jig is already here .

Re: Seamus Murraigh’s

Also, on the sheet, under the name Seamus Murraigh’s it says "(Sligo)".
(And from the comments on we know that
"Cuigiú Lasses" is from Mayo.)

Re: Seamus Murraigh’s

Just looking at the abcs while on a bus, it looks to me like "Paddy Doory’s"

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Re: Seamus Murraigh’s

Yes. The tune I posted is almost exactly the X: 2 setting of John Feelihy’s posted by Reverend 13 years ago.
The mistake I made (I don’t know why!) was to think it was in Ador rather than Dmix.
I searched Ador jigs starting with ABA and didn’t find it.
If I had searched Dmix jigs, I would have found it.

This setting (and the alternate name) can be moved to tune 2899 and this 18464 deleted,
but I don’t know how to do that.