The New Custom House reel

Also known as The Custom House, The New Customs House, Paddy Kelly’s.

There are 95 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Richard Dwyer’s (lots of times), The Bloom Of Youth (a few times), The Drunken Tinker (a few times) and The Morning Mist (a few times).

The New Custom House has been added to 142 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

X: 1
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A2DE FGAB|cAGE DEFG|A2DE FGAB|cGeG dcAG|
A2DE FGAB|cAGE DEFG|ADdD FGAB|cAGE AD~D2:|
|:Add^c d2cd|ed^cd efge|Add^c d2cd|eaag ed^cd|
Add^c d2cd|ed^cd efgb|a2ba ge^cd|eaag ed^cd:|
# Added by JD .
X: 2
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEGE | (3AAA DE FGAB | (3ccc eG dGEG |
AD (3DDD FGAB | c2 GE CEFG | AdDd FGAB | (3cdc GE D2 :|
||: FG |
Ad (3dd^c (3ded =cd | ed^cd ef (3gfe | Add^c d2 =cd | eAag (3efe c_B |
Ad-d^c d2 =cd | ed^cd efg_b | a2 _ba gec_B | Adce d2 :|
X: 3
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emix
BEGE GABc | d2 AF DFAd | BE E/E/E GABc | d/e/d fd efdc |
BE G/F/E G2 A/B/c | d2 AF DFAd | BE E/E/E G2 A/B/c | dBAF E2 :|
BeGe Bege | f2 dB fgaf | Be e/e/e Begb | ag f/e/d geGA |
Be e/e/e BeGe | fd d/d/d fg a/g/f | b2 a/g/f ebbe | fbba f2 :|
X: 4
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEFG | A2 DE FGAB | cGeG dcAG |
A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEFG | ADdD FGAB|cAGE AD ~D2 :|
|: Add^c d2 cd | ed^cd efge | Add^c d2 cd | eaag ed^cd |
Add^c d2 cd | ed^cd efgb | a2 ba ge^cd | eaag ed^cd :|
X: 5
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AD (3FED =FGAB | cAGE CEGc | ADFD =FGAB | c2 ec dcAG |
AD (3FED =FGAB | cAGE CEGc | ADFD =FGAB | cAGE ED D2 :|
Ad d2 Adfd | ec c2 ef g2 | Ad d2 Adfa | gfec fdec |
Ad d2 Adfd | ec c2 efgf | afge d (3ABc d | eaag ed d2 :|
X: 6
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
FG|: A2DE FGAB | cAGE CDEG | A2DE FGAB | cAdB cAGE |
ADDD FGAB | c2GE CDEG | Addc d2cd | cAGE EDD2 :|
|: Addc (3ded cd | edcd egge | Addc d2cd | eAag edcd |
Addc d2 cd | edcd egg2 | a3g egdc | cAGE EDD2 :|
# Added by Tøm .
X: 7
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:AD (3FED (3EFG AB|cAGE CEGB|AD (3 FED (3EFG AB|c3^c dcAG|
AD (3FED (3EFG AB|cAGE CEGB|AD (3FED (3EFG AB|cAGE ED~D2:|
|:Ad~d2 Adfd|ed^cd efgg|Ad~d2 Adfd|eaag edd^c|
Ad~d2 Adfd|ed^cd efge|afge d2 (3Bcd|eaag ed~d2:|
X: 8
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
dB|: ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE CEGB|ADdD (3EFG AB|c3 ^c dcAG|
ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE CEGB|ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE EDD2 :|
Addd Adfd|edcd efg2|Ad (3dcd Adfd|edcd eddB|
Ad (3dcd Adfd|edcd efge|faag efge|1 (3fga ge dcdB :|2 (3fga ge d2B ||
X: 9
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ADDE FGAB|cAGE CEGE|AD~D2 FGAB|c2e^c dcAG|
ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE CEGc|ADDE FGAB|cAGc AD~D2:|
|:Ad~d2 Adfd|eA (3B^cd efge|Ad~d2 Adfd|eaag edd^c|
Ad~d2 Adfd|eA (3B^cd efge|a3g eA (3B^cd|eaag edd^c:|
X: 10
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AD~D2 FGAB|cAGE CDEG|AD~D2 FGAB|~c3e dcAG|
ADDE FGAB|cAGE CDEG|ADdD FGAB|cAGE D3G:|
|:Ad~d2 Adfd|ec~c2 Gcec|Ad~d2 Adfd|ed^cd eddc|
Ad~d2 adfd|ec~c2 efge|a3g ed^cd|ea~a2 efdB:|
X: 11
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
ADdD (3EFG AG|cAGE CDEG|ADdD (3EFG AB|cdec dcAG|
AD (3FED (3EFG AG|cAGE CDEG|ADdD (3EFG Ad|cAGE ADD2:|
|:Ad~d2 Adfd|ec~c2 Ggec|Ad~d2 Adfa|gfeg fd~d2|
Ad (3fed adfd|eccB cd (3efg|afge fd~d2|eaag ~e2dc:|
X: 12
T: The New Custom House
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE cEGB|ADdD (3EFG AB|c3 ^c dcAG|
AD D2 (3EFG AB|cAGE cEGB|ADdD (3EFG AB|cAGE EDD2 :|
Ad d2 Adfd|ed^cd efg2|Ad (3B^cd Adfd|ed^cd eddB|
Ad (3B^cd Adfd|ed^cd efge|faag efge|1 (3fga ge eddc :|2 (3fga ge d2B ||
# Added by JACKB .

Fourteen comments

Silence !!!

In 38 tune books, and nobody has a word to say about it ???

Posted by .

The Composer

Several sources attribute this tune to East Galway fiddler Paddy Kelly.

"In 38 tune books, and nobody has a word to say about it ???"

Okay then: the D in bars 2 and 5 ought to be a C!

In 48 ~ … and counting… So how about this, a different key and take on the whole thing:

K: D Dorian
|: FG |
A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEGE | (3AAA DE FGAB | (3ccc eG dGEG |
AD (3DDD FGAB | c2 GE CEFG | AdDd FGAB | (3cdc GE D2 :|
||: FG |
Ad (3dd^c (3ded =cd | ed^cd ef (3gfe | Add^c d2 =cd | eAag (3efe c_B |
Ad-d^c d2 =cd | ed^cd efg_b | a2 _ba gec_B | Adce d2 :|

Damn, I forgot about this. I like that take in D Dorian, moving into a kind of d minor way for the B-part, fun…

“The New Custom House” / “Paddy Kelly’s”

The following first came to mind in E Dorian, where it can also be played…

X: 1134
T: The New Custom House
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: E Mixolydian
|: e/d/c |
BEGE GABc | d2 AF DFAd | BE E/E/E GABc | d/e/d fd efdc |
BE G/F/E G2 A/B/c | d2 AF DFAd | BE E/E/E G2 A/B/c | dBAF E2 :|
|: GA |
BeGe Bege | f2 dB fgaf | Be e/e/e Begb | ag f/e/d geGA |
Be e/e/e BeGe | fd d/d/d fg a/g/f | b2 a/g/f ebbe | fbba f2 :|

Here it is with Jeeves Jones earlier few suggested corrections made, the more usual way with it, those low Cs ~

X: 1
T: New Custom House, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmix
|: A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEFG | A2 DE FGAB | cGeG dcAG |
A2 DE FGAB | cAGE CEFG | ADdD FGAB|cAGE AD ~D2 :|
|: Add^c d2 cd | ed^cd efge | Add^c d2 cd | eaag ed^cd |
Add^c d2 cd | ed^cd efgb | a2 ba ge^cd | eaag ed^cd :|

“Paddy Kelly’s” / “The New Custom House” ~ duplication (?) rescued

Key signature: D Mixolydian
Submitted on April 22nd 2007 by Tanya482.
~ /tunes/7095

X: 1
T: Paddy Kelly’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D Mixolydian
AD (3FED =FGAB | cAGE CEGc | ADFD =FGAB | c2 ec dcAG |
AD (3FED =FGAB | cAGE CEGc | ADFD =FGAB | cAGE ED D2 :|
Ad d2 Adfd | ec c2 ef g2 | Ad d2 Adfa | gfec fdec |
Ad d2 Adfd | ec c2 efgf | afge d (3ABc d | eaag ed d2 :|

Learnt this tune off a CD of Irish Fiddle music and would love to know if anyone else knows it by another name. I love the change from F sharp to F natural; it makes this tune very unique! And it’s fun to play!

# Posted on April 22nd 2007 by Tanya482

X:1
T: New Custom House, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Ddor
FG|: A2DE FGAB | cAGE CDEG | A2DE FGAB | cAdB cAGE |
ADDD FGAB | c2GE CDEG | Addc d2cd | cAGE EDD2 :|
|: Addc (3ded cd | edcd egge | Addc d2cd | eAag edcd |
Addc d2 cd | edcd egg2 | a3g egdc | cAGE EDD2 :|

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New Custom House

X:8 from Joe Cooley.

X: 9
Noel Hill & Tony McMahon – I gCnoc na Graí

X: 10
De Dannan

X: 11
Joe Burke & Charlie Lennon – The Bucks of Oranmore