Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Fahy’s, Paddy Fahey’s 10, Paddy Fahey’s 10, Paddy Fahey’s No. 10, Paddy Fahy’s, Paddy Fahy’s No. 10, Port Uimhir A Deiċ, Pádaí Ó Faṫaiġ.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DGA ~_B2 c | _BAG AFD | dBd cAc | BAG FDC |
DGA ~B2 d | cBG ABc | dga fdc |1 BGG {A}G2 F :|2 BGG {A}GBd ||
| g2 a _bag | fga {a}gfd | g2 a _bag | fga {a}g2 a |
gdB DGB | cBG ABc | dga fdc |1 BGG GBd :|2 BGG G2 F ||
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X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGA B2d|cBG AFD|dBd cAc|BGB AFD|
DGA B2d|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF G2F:|2 AGF GBd||
|:g2a bag|fga gfd|g2a bag|fga g2d|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2F||
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|cAG AGF|
DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|1cAF G2F :||2cAF GBd||
~g2d fga|gfd Bcd|cAA ~f3|agf def|
~g2a bag|fdg fdc|B2G AGF|1DGF GBd:||2DGF G2F||
X: 4
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dBd cAc|BGd AFD|
GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|
|:d|~g3 bag|fga gfd|~g3 bag|fga g2ef|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|
GA_B =BcA|_BAG AFD|~d3 ~c3|B/c/dB AFD|

Eleven comments

Paddy Fahey’s

I recently learned this tune off Liz and Yvonne Kane’s cd The Well Tempered Bow. I really like how it starts off in G dorian or minor, with the B flats, then effortlessly slips into G major. I transcribed it in G major because that’s how it resolves, and the B flat is the only accidental (all the Fs are sharps).

I can’t get enough of this album by the Kane sisters. They follow this jig up with another Paddy Fahey jig in C major, which I’ll post tomorrow.

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Nice tune Will, are there any other albums playing so many Paddy Fahey tunes!!

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Didja notice that they (the Kanes) go to G major on the repeat of the B part? Except I think they did something different on the final B.

Paddy Fahey’s: Flute-Friendly Version

I was about to post this version as a new tune:

K: G
DGA B2d|cBG AFD|dBd cAc|BGB AFD|
DGA B2d|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF G2F:|2 AGF GBd||
g2a bag|fga gfd|g2a bag|fga g2d|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dfa gdc|1 AGF GBd:|2 AGF G2F||

I don’t know which is closer to the original, but I believe this one is more common than the Kane sisters version. I learned it from the Leeds Ceili Band, and I’ve just heard Padraig Rynne playing a very similar version on the concertina in a sample clip of his solo debut album. I’m sure I heard it played by some other musicians.

2nd Flute friendly version

DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|cAG AGF|
DGA ~B3|cBc d2g|gfd Bcd|1cAF G2F :||2cAF GBd||
~g2d fga|gfd Bcd|cAA ~f3|agf def|
~g2a bag|fdg fdc|B2G AGF|1DGF GBd:||2DGF G2F||

This version I found on a tape titled "Call the Tune", from "Music for the Sets" and is matched with "Sliabh Russell" and "Munster Buttermilk"

A different version of this appears on Fisherstreet’s "Out in the Night" as the 2nd tune in the Paddy Fahy’s jig set.

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahy’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
D|GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dBd cAc|BGd AFD|
GA_B =B2d|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|
|:d|~g3 bag|fga gfd|~g3 bag|fga g2ef|
gdB GBd|cBG ABc|dga fdc|BGF G2:|

An idea for a variation of the 1st line from the recording is

GA_B =BcA|_BAG AFD|~d3 ~c3|B/c/dB AFD|

No, the version I transcribed is actually an Eastern European with one special bar of 7/8. You have to count "di-di-di daah daah". :-)

Numbered as #10 on the elsewhere mentioned thesis.

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