Paddy Breen’s jig

Also known as Farewell To Lissycasey, Patsy Mack.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with This Is My Love, Do You Like Her? (a few times), An Chearc Ar Fad Is An Anairthe (a few times) and The Honeybee (a few times).

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

Paddy Breen's has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Breen's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2B G2B|G2B ded|BAB E2D|1FAG FED:|2FAF ~G3||
GBd ~g3|f2e e2d|e2d e2f|e2d BAB|
GBd g2f|f2e e2d|BAB E2D|FAF ~G3:|
# Added by jdave .
X: 2
T: Paddy Breen's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 B G2 B | G2 B ded | BAB E2 D | FAG FED |
G2 B G2 B | G2 B ded | BAB E2 D | FAF G :|
GBd g3 | f2 e e2 d | e2 d e2 f | e2 d BAB |
GB/c/d gag | f2 e e2 d | BAB E2 D | FAF G :|
X: 3
T: Paddy Breen's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G2 B ~G2 B | ~G2 B ded | B^AB ~E2 D | FAG FED |
~G2 B ~G2 B | ~G2 B df/e/d | B^AB E2 D | FAF G2 :|
GB/c/d ~g2 a | ~f2 e ~e2 d | efd ~e2 d | ef/e/d ~B2 A |
GBd ~g3 | f2 e ~e2 d | B^AB E2 D | FAF G2 :|

Six comments

Paddy Breen’s

An interesting jig but rather bland if played without some well-placed ornaments. I usually short roll the G’s in the a part and the e’s in the b part. Better musicians than me can probably come up with some neat variations as well

I don’t know who Paddy Breen is (or was), perhaps he is related to the Dan Breen of Dan Breen’s Reel. :)

-Jonathan

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“Paddy Breen’s” ~ I play this as a 32 bar tune

~ I play this as a 32 bar tune. Keeping mostly with the notation already given, here’s that take on it…
K: G Major
|: D/E/F |
G2 B G2 B | G2 B ded | BAB E2 D | FAG FED |
G2 B G2 B | G2 B ded | BAB E2 D | FAF G :|
|: D/E/F |
GBd g3 | f2 e e2 d | e2 d e2 f | e2 d BAB |
GB/c/d gag | f2 e e2 d | BAB E2 D | FAF G :|

“Farewell to Lissycasey” ~ & the name I’d learned it by ~ including short roll madness 8-)

X: 3
T: Farewell to Lissycasey
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: D |\
~G2 B ~G2 B | ~G2 B ded | B^AB ~E2 D | FAG FED |
~G2 B ~G2 B | ~G2 B df/e/d | B^AB E2 D | FAF G2 :|
|: D |\
GB/c/d ~g2 a | ~f2 e ~e2 d | efd ~e2 d | ef/e/d ~B2 A |
GBd ~g3 | f2 e ~e2 d | B^AB E2 D | FAF G2 :|

O believe I might be able to blame Mary Bergin for all those short rolls, a bit of fun, and some other bits are courtesy of P.J. Crotty, both gifted musicians…

‘O believe’ ~ ? ~ should have read "I believe" ~ Praise the music I believe!!! 8-)

Paddy Breen´s (jig)

I´ve only just noticed Jonathan´s original posting about the name of this tune.
I´m pretty sure that the Paddy Breen referred to here was from Kilmihil, Co. Clare.
He played flute and whistle and was also an accomplished singer. He spent many years in England and was a contemporary, and a townie, of the late Tom McCarthy.