Paddy Fahey’s jig

Also known as Geehan’s, Paddy Fahey’s No. 2, Paddy Fahey’s No. 9, Paddy Fahy’s, Paddy Fahy’s No. 2, The Robin’s Nest, Sliabh Bloom.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 106 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
c3 dcB|cGE CEG|F3 DEF|GAB ced|
c3 dcB|cGE CEG|F3 DGF|ECC C3 :|
|:c3 g^fg|ea^f gec|A2 f fef|Adf afd|
c3 g^fg| ea^f g2 a|gec fdB|cGE C3 :|
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:~c3 dcB|cGE CE/F/G|~F3 DEF|GAB ced|
|~c3 dcB|cGE CE/F/G|~F3 DGF|ECB, CE/F/G:||
|:~c3 ~g3|ea^f {a}gec|A2 f fef|Acf afd|
|~c3 ~g3|ea^f {a}g2 a|gec fdB|cGE CE/F/G:||
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X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcd edc | dAF DFA | GFG EFG | ABc dfe |
d2 f edc | dAF DFA | G2 G EAG | F/G/AF DFA :|
dcd a^ga | fb^g afd | Bdg gfg | Bdg bge |
d2 d a^ga | fb^g a2 b |[1 afd gec | dAF DFA :|[2 afd Bec | dAF D |]

Fifteen comments

Unfortunately I dont have a name for this tune. I am looking for some suggestions for chords to accompany this tune and would love to hear your ideas. Thanks.

This is a Paddy Fahy tune… and it’s called… Paddy Fahy’s… of course.

A great tune Carrie which is rarely heard at sessions but deserves to be heard a lot more. A couple of possible variations are suggested as follows:-

Bar 4 of first part could be played as "GAG E2 G"
Bar 8 of first part could also be played as "ECB, C3"
Bar 4 of second part could be played as "Acf afd"

Not the reel from Northern lights !

If you’re here from the link "Paddy Fahy’s" On "Northern Lights (Kevin ans Seamus Glackin)". The correct link is www.thesession.org/tunes/2940

Here’s another setting from fiddler Brid Dunne.

K:C
|:~c3 dcB|cGE CE/F/G|~F3 DEF|GAB ced|
|~c3 dcB|cGE CE/F/G|~F3 DGF|ECB, CE/F/G:||
|:~c3 ~g3|ea^f {a}gec|A2 f fef|Acf afd|
|~c3 ~g3|ea^f {a}g2 a|gec fdB|cGE CE/F/G:||

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Another Name

This tune has also been recorded as the Robin’s Nest. I have it on a CD by the box player Johnny Connolly who now lives in Portland ("Bridgetown"), but there are others.

See https://thesession.org/tunes/5776 for a transcription of Sean Ryan’s "Robin’s Nest" - a slightly different tune, especially in the B-part. I’ve never heard the Sean Ryan tune in any session I’ve been to, but I’ve heard this Paddy Fahy tune quite often.

Maybe this is Paddy Fahy’s version of Sean Ryan’s composition.

Or it could be the other way round. Think of Twilight In Portroe/Dawn, Bill McEvoy’s #1/Nervous Man, and also similarities between tunes like Dash To Portobello and the Hunter’s Purse.

“Paddy Fahy’s Jig” ~ other ways in D Major

X: 3
T: Paddy Fahy’s
C: Paddy Fahy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
A/B/c |:\
dcd edc | dAF DFA | GFG EFG | ABc dfe |
d2 f edc | dAF DFA | G2 G EAG | F/G/AF DFA :|
dcd a^ga | fb^g afd | Bdg gfg | Bdg bge |
d2 d a^ga | fb^g a2 b |[1 afd gec | dAF DFA :|[2 afd Bec | dAF D |]

title fix

Not sure where the No. 9 came from - this is Jig No. 2 in Holohan’s thesis. And Paddy uses the ‘e’

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