Paddy Ryan’s Nightmare reel

Also known as Paddy Kenny’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Paddy Ryan’s Nightmare has been added to 2 tune sets.

Paddy Ryan's Nightmare has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Ryan's Nightmare
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GE|DG ~G2 B z AF|DGGF GDB,E|DGGF GABc|df {ef}g2 fdcA|
BGGA BGAF|DGGF GDB,G,|A,B,CD EFGB|cAFA G2:|
|:zB|dg ~g2 dgBg|~g2 bg agfg|ea ~a2 caea|az bg agfe|
dg ~g2 dgBg|g2 bg agfe|dega {a}bgdB|cAFA G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Paddy Ryan's Nightmare
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG G/G/G BGAF|DGGF GDB,C|DGGF GABc|
dgeg fdcA|BG G/G/G BGAF|DGGF GDB,G,|
A,B,CD EFGB|1 cAFA GAGE:|2 cAFA GABc||
dg g/g/g dgbg|g/g/g bg agfg|eaaB cdea|
agab agfe|dg g/g/g dgbg|g/g/g bg agfe|
dega agdB|1 cAFA G2 Bc:|2 cAFA G3 z||
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Ryan's Nightmare
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GE|D~G3 BGAF|DGGF GDB,C|DGGF GABc|dgeg fdcA|
B~G3 BGAF|DGGF GDB,G,|A,B,CD EFGB|cAFA [1G2:|2 GA||
|:Bc|d~g3 dgBg|dgbg agfg|eaaB cdea|agab agfe|
d~g3 dgBg|dgbg agfe|dega bgdB|cAFA [1GA:|2 G2||

Five comments

Dezi Donnelly

This is the first tune of track 5 on Familiar Footsteps album by Dezi Donnelly. Maybe someone can put a name to it. Dezi gives the origin of the tune as being Paddy Ryan - Roscommon fiddle player.

I will sumbit the second tune in the set when I am allowed 🙂

. ;)

Paddy Ryan’s Nightmare

I found the title of this tune a while back but couldnot trace back to its listing here under Gan Ainm. Now Thanks to Reverend’s ABC search I found it and can now give it the title. I don’t know what authority this title has but I see it listed as such in the Cobb collection of abc’s.

Paddy Ryan’s Nightmare/Paddy Kenny’s

The X:2 setting above is from Teada’s recent album ‘Ainneoin na Stoirme’ (In Spite of the Storm, 2013). They call it "Paddy Kenny’s" and they got it "…from fiddler Paddy Ryan during a Scoil Eisge workshop in Sligo in 1990, with Paddy himself learning the tune from Ballinameen, Co Roscommon fiddler, Paddy Kenny…"