Paddy Fahey’s hornpipe

Also known as The Dungorman, Fahey’s, Fahy’s Delight, Has To Be Fahey!, Paddy Fahey’s Hornpipe No. 2, Paddy Fahy’s.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tailor’s Twist (a few times).

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

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B,A,|G,B,DG BAGF|ECCB, CEGc|((3Bcd) gd ^cdDd|cBAG ((3FED) ((3CB,A,)|
G,B,DG BAGF|ECCB, CEGc|((3Bcd) gd ^cdDF|((3ABA) GF G2 :|
|:Bc|dggf gdBd|((3cBA) ag fg ((3agf)|gdBd ecAG|Fdd^c dedc|
((3Bcd) BG cBcA|((3Bcd) fa gfdc|((3Bcd) gd ^cdDF|((3ABA) GF G2:|
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B,A,|G,B,DG BAG=F|ECEG c3A|(3Bcd gd ^cdDF|cBAG FDCA,|
G,B,DG BAG=F | ECEG c3A | (3Bcd gd ^cdDF|AGGF G2 :|
|:Bc|dggf gdBd|cA ag fgaf |gdBd fcAG|FAd^c d2dc|
(3Bcd BG cBcA|(3Bcd fa gfdc|(3Bcd gd ^cdDF|AGGF G2 :|

Six comments

Paddy Fahy’s Hornpipe

This is a great tune which is featured as the tutorial piece on this week’s Comhaltaslive prgramme ( It’s played by Limerick fiddler, Patricia Wright.

Great tune, but shouldn’t the second "c" in the 4th bar of the B Part be a c-natural?

That’s my take on it too.

Posted .

Well spotted Donough and Will; many thanks. It should definitely be C natural - so much for proof reading! Although shown as C natural, It’s fallen foul of the accepted convention that when a note is designated in a bar it remains so unless shown otherwise - I should have shown a natural symbol before the C in question.

Paddy Fahy’s Hornpipe #1

X:2 from the playing of Fahy himself. Surprised no one has submitted any other settings over the years for this grand tune.