Paddy Fahey’s hornpipe

Also known as Fahey’s, Fahy’s Delight, Paddy Fahey’s Hornpipe No. 2, Paddy Fahy’s.

There are 25 recordings of this tune.

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Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 75 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
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:|
2
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 :|
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
K: Gmaj
|:B,A,|G,B,DG BAGF|ECEG c3A|((3Bcd) gd B3d|cBAG ((3FED) ((3CB,A,)|
G,B,DG BAGF|ECEG c3A|((3Bcd) gd ^cdDF|AGBA G2 :|
|:Bc|dgba gdBc|dcAg f3a|gdBg fdAG|FAdc d3c|
((3Bcd) BG c3A|((3Bcd) fa gedc|((3Bcd) gd ^cdDF|AGBA G2:|
4
X: 4
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"G,B,DG BAG=F |"C"ECEG c3 c |"G"B/c/d gd B/c/d DG |"C"cBAG "Dm7"=FDCA, |
"G"G,B,DG BAG=F |"C"ECEG c3 c |"G"B/c/d gd B/c/d DF ||1"D"AGGF "G"G4 :|2"D7"AGGF "G"G2 A/B/c ||
||"G"dggf gdBG |"Am7"cAag "D"fgaf |"G"gdBg "F"=fdAG |"D"FDd^c d2 d=c |
"G"B/c/d BG "Am7"cBcA |"G"B/c/d "D"fa "G"gfgd |B/c/d gd B/c/d "D"DF |"D7"AGGF "G"G2 A/B/c |
"G"dggf gdBG |"Am7"cAag "D"fgaf |"G"gdBg "D"fdAG |FDd^c d2 d=c |
"G"BDGB "Am7"cBAc |"G"B/c/d "D"fa "G"gfgd |B/c/d gd B/c/d "D"DF |"D7"AGGF "G"G4 |]
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Eight comments

Paddy Fahy’s Hornpipe

This is a great tune which is featured as the tutorial piece on this week’s Comhaltaslive prgramme (http://www.comhaltaslive.ie). 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.

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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.

Paddy Fahey’s, X:3

My rendition is the Finbar Dwyer setting that Kevin Burke and John Carty are playing in the video posted on this page.

Paddy Fahey’s, X:4

The setting is as given in the appendix to Maria Holohan’s thesis. The chords are mine: usual caveats apply. (See comments under ‘PF’s hornpipe No 1’).

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