Paddy Reynolds’ Dream jig

Also known as Bridget’s Farewell To Canada, Derrick Hickey’s, Paddy Reynold’s Dream, Paddy Reynold’s Favourite, Return To Burton Road, Richard Dwyer’s, The Twins.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Reynolds’ Dream has been added to 1 tune set.

Paddy Reynolds' Dream has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Reynolds' Dream
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
G|:EAB ~=c3|Adc d2 e|fag efd|ABG FAD|
dcd afd|Bef gag|f2{g}d ecA|GEA D3:|
|:dcd (3fga f| gec AFA|dcd AGA|=cBc EFG|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AGA|GEA D3:|
|:~d3 ~a3|gfg aba|~d3 aba|ged cde|
d2f ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|GEA D3:|
# Added by edl .
X: 2
T: Paddy Reynolds' Dream
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
EAB =c2c|Adc d2e|fag efd|ABG FED|
d2d afd|(3Bcd f g~g2|f2d ecA|GEA D3|
EAB =cBc|Adc d2e|(3fga g efd|ABG FED|
dcd afd|Bef g~g2|f~f2 ecA|GEA D2A||
|dBd faf|gec Ace|d2 d AFA|=cBc EFA|
d2d faf|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D3|
|dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|=cBc E2A|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D2d|
|dBd f~a2|~g3 a2A|ded f~a2|gef gfe|
d2f ecA|~G3 AFG|Ace dcA|GEA D3|
|dcd a^ga|gfg a^ga|dcd a^ga|gef gfe|
def ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|AGE D3||
# Added by LH .

Four comments

This was recorded by Paddy Reynolds and also by Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco, who called it Paddy Reynolds’ Favorite. Their versions are close and are the basis for this one.

This tune has a few corners in it and I had a time memorizing it.

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Paddy Reynold’s Dream

I just learned it this winter, great to see this tune again! It took me a while to get hold of the tricky bits too. This was a 1st place winner in the All-Ireland trios some time back. From an old unmarked tape I transcribed the trio setting in addition to the way I learned it. These are both fairly close to the setting you posted (which I think comes from Bill Black), but a few interesting variations.

My favourite bit is the end of the last part in 2 different ways. Overall I love the swing of this jig.

X:330
T:Paddy Reynolds’ Dream
C:Paddy Reynolds
M:6/8
K:D
EAB =c2c|Adc d2e|fag efd|ABG FED|
d2d afd|(3Bcd f g~g2|f2d ecA|GEA D3|
"1st part trio setting"
EAB =cBc|Adc d2e|(3fga g efd|ABG FED|
dcd afd|Bef g~g2|f~f2 ecA|GEA D2A||
"2nd part"
|dBd faf|gec Ace|d2 d AFA|=cBc EFA|
d2d faf|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D3|
"2nd part trio setting"
|dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|=cBc E2A|
dcd (3fga f|gec Ace|dcd AFA|GEA D2d|
"3rd part"
|dBd f~a2|~g3 a2A|ded f~a2|gef gfe|
d2f ecA|~G3 AFG|Ace dcA|GEA D3|
"3rd part trio setting"
|dcd a^ga|gfg a^ga|dcd a^ga|gef gfe|
def ecA|GAB AFG|Ace Bce|AGE D3||

Posted by .

Correct - it’s by Richard Dwyer

Just spoke with Tony DeMarco. It was incorrectly attributed to Paddy Reynolds on an old album of Tony’s. The tune is by Richard Dwyer (confirmed in a conversation between Richard and Tony).