Paddy On The Binge barndance

Also known as Paddy On The Binge Highland Fling.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Paddy On The Binge has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paddy On The Binge
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2dB ABdB|(3ABA FD EF(3ABc|d2 dB (3ABc de|f2e2 e2de|(3fge df (3efd Bc|
dedB AFDz|FADE FDAF|1 (3EFE D2 D2 (3ABc:|2 (3EFE D2 D4||
X: 2
T: Paddy On The Binge
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|d3 B ABdB|A/A/A FD EDBc|d2 d/d/B ABde|f2 e2 e2 de|
fedf edBc|dedB AF D2|FADE FDAF|EF D2 D4||

Eight comments

FLING : Paddy On The Binge

Though L. Nugent plays it one tone lower (Cmaj), I chose to use the more common key of Dmaj. On the tin-whistle, this fling is one the tunes u can easily transpose to another key: in this case, on a D whistle, it can be played in D or in G.
I usually follow it with the reel The Old Torn Petticoat.

As a ‘fling’, the B-part would not repeat…

To repeat or not to repeat ~

Sean Nugent’s playing is lovely, and he does play it with repeats. I suspect it may be his own composition, maybe someone can confirm that. It would be good to credit the source. As has happened with a lot of forms, the connection with the dance is thin to non-existant. While I really like how Sean plays this, beautifully. I would play it as a ‘fling’, 16 measures, with the B-part having the classic 2nd ending and not repeating it as he does… In other words ~ AAB, using the transcription here.

"Paddy on the Binge" ~ by Sean Nugent?

R: highland fling
K: D Major
|: FADE FAAF | FADE FDAD | FADE FAAF |1 EF D2 D4 :|2 E/F/E D2 D2 ||
(3ABc |
d3 B ABdB | A/A/A FD EDBc | d2 d/d/B ABde | f2 e2 e2 de |
fedf edBc | dedB AF D2 | FADE FDAF | EF D2 D4 ||

Sean Nugent’s fine rendition includes repeating the B-part, as said previously, and he also plays the tune straight, without swing…the bridge to the reel version?

Oops! ~ I missed that, the lead into the B-part would be more clearly written A/B/c rather than as a triplet…


According to the liner notes of "Two for Two", this tune was written by Sean O’Driscoll, "the great mult-instrumentalist from Blarney, County Cork."

Paddy on the binge!!!

No doubt laurence plays this on TWO for TWO but neither laurence nor his late father sean composed this!!!

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Re: Paddy On The Binge

Sean O Driscoll certainly

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