Paddy Fahey’s reel

Also known as Fahey’s, Fahy’s, Paddy Fahey’s No. 4, Paddy Fahy’s.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 82 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3 d c2 dc|BGdB cAAc|BGdB G3 d|(3efg eg fdcA|
~B3 d c2 dc|BGdB cAAg|fdfA gfd=f|eceg fAdf|
g3 a bgag|fdd=f ec~c2|g3 a bgag|fAde ~=f3 d|
g3 a bgag|fdd=f ec~c2|d3 =f eceg|fdfa gfdc|
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc | BGdB c2dc | BGdB cA3 | BGdB cBcd | ed (3efg fdcA |
BGdB c2dc | BGdB cA3 | fdfa gf (3de=f | ed(3efg fdfa |
g3a bgag | fddf ec3 | g3a bgag | fdde =f3d |
g3a bgag | fddf ec3 | d^cd=f edeg | fdfa g4|
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc | BGdB c2dc | BGdB cA3 | BGdB cBcd | ed (3efg fdcA |
BGdB c2dc | BGdB cA3 | fdfa gf (3def | ed (3efg fdfa ||
|:g3a bgag | fddf ec3 | g3a bgag | fdde =f3d |
g3a bgag | fddf ec3 | d^cdf edeg | fdfa g4||
# Added by JACKB .

Fourteen comments

this is the "paddy fahy’s" found on john william’s "steam" album. the a-part sounds almost like another paddy fahy’s in the database, but the b-part is considerably different.

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john williams plays this in A flat.

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Fahey’s

Another tune off the excellent "Happy to Meet" recording by PJ Crotty And James Cullinan. Crotty used a B flat flute for the set that includes this tune and Crehan’s Kitchen. When I learned this tune from the recording I tuned my fiddle up to Eflat, and therefore played along as if it was in D instead of the proper G. Then I realized that Cullinan had his fiddle tuned down to Bflat. I actually prefer to play it in D, but this is the key in which Paddy Fahey apparently wrote it.

Fahey’s

The Fb notes in the second part should be F (natural). An F flat note is the same as an E note.

Paddy’s again

Nice tune! I think this is the one John Williams recorded on concertina and low whistle after "Paddy Canny’s Toast."

Fahey’s

I noticed the mistake as soon as I saw the dots. When I added the _ symbol to the F# I assumed it would flatten it one half-step, making the note an f natural. Sorry for the error. How can I correct the sheetmusic?
Matt

This tune is not by Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire

Fahey’s (reel) here trancribed is not the same tune played in Kiss me Kate by Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire.
I submitted a new one that you can find in my tunebook

Typo

Just a little typo in the ABC:
First half of bar7 in part A should be:
fdfa
instead of: fdfA

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Oops…

And I take it all back because they were refering to a jig.

:-|

Great recording nonetheless.

This is not the tune on the album

The name of the tune is the Galway (also known as Fahy’s). It’s also in my tunebook. Thanks Osvaldo.

Wrong…

"anniejryan" - you’re looking at entirely the wrong recording for this tune - ie "Kiss me Kate", by Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire. This "Fahy/Fahey" tune has absolutely nothing to do with the "Fahey’s" on that album. Matt Harris states clearly above that he transcribed this particular Paddy Fahy tune from the recording made by P.J. Crotty and James Cullinane. There are so many tunes by Paddy Fahy, known only by his name, that it is a total lottery as to whether or not a particular Fahy tune on any recording links to the correct tune. I had proposed correcting the links in the "comments", which is about all that can be done, but it would be a big job, and I don’t have all of the recordings, so never got round to it. One thing is for sure - there is no justification for calling this "The Galway", so I’ve removed it.

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