Paddy Fahey’s jig

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

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with The Broken Pledge (a few times).

Paddy Fahey’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Paddy Fahey's has been added to 97 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBA aed|c{d}cA g2e|dBG Bcd|
cBA EAB|cBA a2g |.f/.g/af gfe|dBG Bcd:|
cBA a^ga|Ace aed|c{d}cA g2e|dBG Bcd|
cBA a^ga|Ace a{b}ag|.f/.g/af gfe|dBG Bcd:|]
2
X: 2
T: Paddy Fahey's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBc aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA EAB|cBc abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|
|:cBA ~a3|Ace aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA ~a3|Ace abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|

Five comments

Paddy Fahy’s

Another Paddy Fahy double jig. We learned this from the playing of Yvonne Kane. I have to check yet, if it is on one of the Kane sisters recordings.

A version of this appears on Fisherstreet’s "Out in the Night":

X: 1
T: Paddy Fahy’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
cBA EAB|cBc aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA EAB|cBc abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|
|:cBA ~a3|Ace aed|c2A Gge|dBG A/B/cd|
cBA ~a3|Ace abg|~f3 gfe|dBG A/B/cd:|

This is based on the box setting, but I can hear the concertina playing F#s in the 2nd bar |cBc afd| which I don’t think sounds as good. I prefer to hear those come as a surprise towards the end of each part. I like to hear a dorian tune put its #6ths to good use like this!