Paddy Taylor’s reel

Also known as The Flower Of Munster, The Flowers Of Munster, Keenan’s, O’Hickey’s, Paddy Keenan’s, Paddy Tailor’s, The Youngest Daughter.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Taylor's has been added to 55 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
BAeA BAeA|BAeA dBGA|Be3 dzed|BG3 BcdB|
cA3 fAeA|A2eA dBGA|Be3 dzed|BG3 BcdB|
A2ce a3f|gfed ea3|A2(3B=cd g3e|dG3 B^cdB|
A2ce a3f|gfed ea3|g3e (3efg fe|dBGA BAAG|
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X: 2
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
cAeA cAeA|cAed BGGA|Be~e2 deed|BG~G2 BcdB:|
BAce ~a3f|gfed ea~a2|AGBd efge|dG~G2 BcdB|
BAce ~a3f|gfed eaag|~f3d eged|BG~G2 BcdB||
X: 3
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
{c} BAeA {c} BAeA|{c} BAeA dBGA|Beed efge|dBGA BcdB:||
ABce a3f|gfed ea~a2|ABcd efge|dBGA BcdB|
ABce a3f|gfed ea~a2|~f3d~e3d|BAGA BcdB|
X: 4
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
BAeA BAeA|BAeA dBGA|B~e3 d2ed|B~G3 BcdB|
B~A3 fAeA|A2eA dBGA|B~e3 d2ed|B~G3 BcdB|
A2ce ~a3f|gfed ega2|A2ce ~g3d|B~G3 BcdB|
A2ce ~a3f|gfed ega2|~f3d ~e3 d|dBGA BedB|
X: 5
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
| BAEA BAEA | BAed BG~G2 | Be~e2 d2ed | BG~G2 BcdA :|
~A2Be ~a3f | gfed ea~a2 | a2Be ~a3g | egdB GABG |
~A2Be ~a3f | gfed efge | f3d ~e3d | BG~G2 BcdA |
X: 6
T: Paddy Taylor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
||cAeA cAeA | cAec dBGA | Be (3eee dged | BGGA Bcde |
|cAeA cAeA | cAec dBGA | Be (3eee dged | BGGA Bcde||
||cA ~A2 agfa | gfed (3efg aA| ABcd efge |dGGA Bcde|
| cA ~A2 agfa | gfed efge| f2 fd e2 ed |BGGA Bcde||

Sixteen comments

Reenan’s

Got this tune from a workshop by S. Barrou.

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I heard this tune played at a lovely session in paris last Tuesday, gig session at Connoly’s Corner (1 rue Mirbel) … beautifully played by Céline (violon), Baptiste (flute) et Philippe Hunsinger.

Just have to practise :-)
so I can play this also at full speed!!!
*L*

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Paris …

hey lieve, i’v been listening to the tape …

the tune there is played quite differently: both parts are repeated, and the second half of the A-part is identical to the first half.
i like sylvain’s version better!

doesn’t anyone else know this tune? under another name? or add something about it? how you play it (parts repeated or not)

mm

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Paddy Taylor’s

I think this is a Paddy Taylor composition. I also think "Reenan’s" is a mistake. I first heard this played on Paddy KEENAN’s solo LP, if I remember correctly, by his brother Thomas, on whistle, but I’d have to check that.

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Almost

Paddy Keenan plays this as the 1st reel on Track 12 of his 1st solo recording. Tune titles got mixed up.
[ Not played by Thomas - he plays the "Swallow-Tail". ]

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My own duplication rescued

X: 1
T: Paddy Taylor’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
cAeA cAeA|cAed BGGA|Be~e2 deed|BG~G2 BcdB:|
BAce ~a3f|gfed ea~a2|AGBd efge|dG~G2 BcdB|
BAce ~a3f|gfed eaag|~f3d eged|BG~G2 BcdB||

Paddy Taylor’s Reel: on the concertina and the fiddle

If you are looking for nice recordings of this lesser-known tune, be sure to check these:

Mairead Hurley of Ballymote on the concertina:
http://www.rte.ie/radio1/thebloomofyouth/rams/2007/4august.smil (the set starting around 53:00)
From The Bloom of Youth 2007: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/thebloomofyouth

Mairead’s uncle, Des Hurley on the fiddle:
http://www.travellersinleeds.co.uk/travellers/downloads/PointerSession/PointerSession11.mp3
From A Session with the Travelling Pipers in Leeds:
http://www.travellersinleeds.co.uk/_travellers/JohnRooneyRecording.html

The tune comes at the end of both recordings, so be patient.

I was actually - thanks Slainte.

Paddy Taylor’s

X:4 from an old recording of Paddy Keenan.

Mistitled on recordings

This tune is listed as ‘The Youngest Daughter’ on Paddy Keenan’s solo album. It’s called ‘The Ivy Leaf’ on Donncha O Briain’s album Ceol ar an bhFeadóg Stáin.

Paddy Taylor’s, X:5

Source: Fintan Vallely - Traditional Irish Flute Music
Transcription: Gian marco pietrasanta

Paddy Taylor’s / The Laurel Tree?

I think this tune, with a different second part, is to be found on Michael Gorman’s "The Sligo Champion" as played by his nephew Mick on flute, titled “The Laurel Tree”. Is this correct?

The Flower Of Munster

This tune is played by Paddy O’Brien on tape #1 of his first tune collection.
He says that it is an old West Limerick reel that he learned from Sean Keane and also Paddy Taylor.
I wrote it down because I always have trouble remembering the second part because it has an unusual
structure where the bars seem to shift. The second bar of the B-part seems to lose a beat (if you think of
the octave jump —aA— as starting the next bar) and the fourth bar then seems to have an extra beat.
When written down you can see that it is not a crooked tune, but it has that feeling — which gives it a lot
of forward momentum when you can play it right.

For me, it sounds good on button box or on tenor banjo, but since it comes from Sean Keane and Paddy Taylor,
it must be good on fiddle and flute, too.

The closest tune I found on thesession was Lady Glenorchy: https://thesession.org/tunes/9223
So it might be an Irish variant of that Scottish reel.