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.
john williams plays this in A flat.
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.
The Fb notes in the second part should be F (natural). An F flat note is the same as an E note.
Nice tune! I think this is the one John Williams recorded on concertina and low whistle after "Paddy Canny’s Toast."
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?
The link for another transcription of this tune: https://thesession.org/tunes/3346
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
Here’s a link to the other one you speak of https://thesession.org/tunes/859.
Just a little typo in the ABC:
First half of bar7 in part A should be:
instead of: fdfA
There’s a recording Cathal McConnell made in the 70’s of Paddy Fahey playing this tune. Cathal comments on the recording that the tune’s name is "Fahey’s Tractor" (if I understood correctly, also he might be joking about the name…).
Listen here as long as it’s available:
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.
"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.