Paddy Ryan’s Dream reel

Also known as Aisling Pháidín Uí Riain, Miss Grant Of Laggan, Miss Lyall, Miss Lyall’s, Miss Lyle, Miss Lyle’s, Mooney’s, Mooney’s Favourite, O Cuinneagain’s Downfall.

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Nineteen settings

1
X: 1
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:AEDE cABG|EGEC B,CDB,|A,G,A,B, CDEG|cABG ABcB:|
Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|Aaa^g aefd|ecdB ABcB|
Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|AcBd cedf|edcB ABcB|
2
X: 2
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ed|:cA A/A/A cABG|EGD=C B,CDB,|=CA,B,G, A,B,CD|EA^GB Aced|
cA A/A/A cABG|EGD=C B,CDB,|=CA,B,G, A,B,CD|1 EA^GB Aced:|2 EA^GB Aef^g||
|:a^gae ceAf|gfgd BFGB|A^gae cBAc|B^GED CEA^g|
a^gae ceAf|gfgd BGBd|cBcd edcB|1 Aa^gb aef^g:|2 Aa^gb a2ed||
cA A/A/A cABG|EDD=C (3A,B,C DB,|=CA,A,G, ~A,2CD|~E2^GB Afed|
~c2ac cAAG|EDD=C (3A,B,C DB,|=CA,A,G, ~A,2CD|1 ED^GB A3B:|2 ED^GB A3^g||
|:ae e/e/e ceAc|B/B/Bge dBG^g|a^gae ceAc|B^GED CEA^g|
a^gae ceAc|~B2ge dBGB|A2 B/c/d edcd|1 eaa^g a4:|2 eaa^g gaed||
3
X: 3
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
b~f3 dBcA|F~c3 ABcA|~B3c dcBd|cBAc Bcdc|
B~F3 dBcA|F~c3 AB(3cBA|~B3c dcBd|cBAc ~B3B:|
f~b3 bfdB|Aa^gb afee|f~b3 bfde|{e}~f2ef dBcA|
Bz~b3 fdB|Aa^gb afee|(3Bcdce dfeg|fedc ~B3B:|
4
X: 4
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
cA~A2 cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|~E2AE ^GBed|
cA~A2 cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|1 EA^GB A2ed:|2 EA^GB A2f^g||
|:agae ceAf|gfgd BFGB|Aaae ceAc|BGED CEAa|
agae ceAf|gfgd BFGB|cBcd edcB|1 Aa^gb aefg:|2 Aa^gb aeed||
5
X: 5
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
bf~f2 dBcA|Fc~c2 ABcA|~B3c dcBd|cBAc Bcdc|
BF~F2 dBcA|Fc~c2 AB c/B/A|~B3c dcBd|cBAc ~B3B:|
fb~b2 bfdB|Aagb afee|fb~b2 bfde|{e}~f2ef dBcA|
Bb~b2 bfdB|Aagb afee|B/c/d ce dfe=g|fedc ~B3B:|
6
X: 6
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
AB|:AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|[A,E]3 B, CDEG|ABcB AEGB|
AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|A,{C}A,{G,}A, B, CDEG|cABG ABcB:|
|:Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{a}g^f gdBG|Aa{b}a^g ae=fg|e=fde ceBe|
Aa (3[Aa]aa [Aa]ecA|Gg (3[Bg]gg [Bg]dBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|edcB ABcB:|
7
X: 7
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
AB|:AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|[A,E]3 B, CDEG|ABcB AEGB|
AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|A,{C}A,{G,}A, B, CDEG|cABG ABcB:|
|:Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{a}g^f gdBG|Aa{b}a^g ae=fg|e=fde ceBe|
Aa (3[Aa]aa [Aa]ecA|Gg (3[Bg]gg [Bg]dBG|(3ABc Bd ced=f|edcB ABcB:|
8
X: 8
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|AE3 c2BG|EB,3 G,A,B,G,|A,E3 CDEG|cABG ABcB|
# Added by arkle .
9
X: 9
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dc|:BF ~F2 dBcA|B/c/d AG ~F3 E|~F3 E ^DFBc|dBcA Bcdc|
BF ~F2 dBcA|B/c/d AG ~F3 E|D/E/D C/D/C B,2 Bc|d/c/B cA Bcdc:|
|:Bbba bfdB|Aaa^g aecA|Bbba bafe|f/g/f e2 d/e/d c/d/c|
Bbba bfdB|Aaa^g aecA|B/c/d ce dfeg|fedc Bcdc:|
# Added .
10
X: 10
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ed|:cA A/A/A cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|EAA/A/A ^GBed|
cA A/A/A cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|1 EA^GB Aced:|2 EA^GB Aef^g||
|:a^gae ceA=g|gfgd BFGB|Aaae ceAc|BGED CEAa|
a^gae ceA=g|gfgd BFGB|cA B/c/d edcB|1 Aa^gb aefg:|2 Aa^gb ae fd||
11
X: 11
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
BcB|:AE{G}E{D}E cA{^c}BG|EGdc BcdB|A2 {B}AE ABcd|cA{^c}BG AB=cB|
AE{G}E{D}E c2{B}AG|EGdc BcdB|c2 {B}AE ABcd|1 cA{^c}BG AB=cB:|2 cA{^c}BG A4||
|:Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{g}g^f {a}gdBG|Aa{b}a^g ae(3fed|edcB cABG|
Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{a}g^f gdBG|AcBd cedf|edcB cAA2:|
# Added by cac .
12
X: 12
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|:AE (3E^DE cABG|EB,DB, G,A,B,G,|A,AED ^CEAB|cABG ABcB|
AE (3E^DE cABG|EB,DB, G,A,B,G,|A,AED ^CEAB|1 (3c^dc Bc ABcB:|2 (3c^dc Bc (3A^AB cB||
|:Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|Aaa^g aecB|edcB (3cec BG|
Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|1 edcB ABcB:|2 edcB A4||
13
X: 13
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|AE E/E/E {ABc}cA BG|E/^F/G DG B,G, DB,|A,/A,/A, EA, {B,}CD Ed|cA B^G A/A/A:|
AB|A<a a^g ae cA|B<g g^f gd BG|A<a a^g ae fd|ec dB cA AB|
A<a a^g ae cA|B<g g^f gd BG|Ac Bd ce df|[ee][ad] [^gc][^fB] [eA]d cB||
14
X: 14
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|:AE ~E2 cABG|EGDC B,CDB,|A,3B, CDEA|cAB^G ABcB|
AE ~E2 cABG|EGDC B,CDB,|A,3B, CDEA|cAB^G A2cB:|
|:Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|Aaa^g aefd|edcB (3cec BG|
Aaa^g aecA|Ggg^f gdBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|edcB ABcB:|
15
X: 15
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
{AB}c/B/|AE E/E/E {ABc}cABG|EGDG B,G,DB,|A,/A,/A, EA, {B,}CDEd|cAB^G A/A/A A:|
Aa{b}a^g aecA|Bg{a}g^f gdBG|Aa{b}a^g aefd|ec{c}dB cAAB|
Aa(a^g) ae{^d}cA|Bg{a}g^f {f}gdBG|AcBd cedf|ea^g^f edcB||
# Added by Tadhg .
16
X: 16
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AE~E2 cAB(G|(3EFG) DB, G,B,DB,|A,E (3EEE B,EAB|ceBc ABcB|
AE {D}E/{G}E/{D}E cE{D}E/{G}E/{D}E|DB, (3B,B,B, G,B,DB,|A,E (3EEE B,EAB|ceBc A3G,|
{^G,}A,2~A,2 EA,~A,2|EB,DB, EB,DB,|A,E ~E2 B,EAB|ceBc ABcB|
AGED GAGA|(3Bcd AF GEDB,|A,E ~E2 B,EAB|ceBc ABcB||
|:Aa{b}ag aecB|Ag{a}gf gdBG|Aa (3aaa a(g{a}gf|{a}fe)d(c {d}cB)AG|
Aa{b}ag agef|g2{a}gf gdBG|A3 B cBcd|edcB A3G:|
17
X: 17
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
[cE]3B|{AB}A~E3 c2BG|E~B,3 G,A,B,G,|A,~E3 CEAB|cAB^G ABcB|
A~E3 c~E3|D~B,3 G,A,B,G,|A,=FED CEAB|cdBc A2{cd}cB|
A~E3 c2BG|(3EFG DB, G,B,DB,|A,~E3 CEAB|cABG ABcB|
AGEF ~G3A|{d}BA~G2-GEDB,|A,~E3 CEAB|cdBc A2~A,2-||
A,2~a2-agef|~g3a gdBG|Aa{b}ag aefd|edcB {d}BAA^G|
Aa{b}ag agef|(3gag fa gdBG|(3ABc (3Bcd ced=f|edcB ABcB|
Aa~a2 {b}aecA|G2 ~g2- gdBG|Aa{b}ag aefd|edcB {d}BAA^G|
Aa{b}ag agef|(3gag fa gdBG|(3ABc (3Bcd ced=f|edcB ABcB|
18
X: 18
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cB|:AE E/E/E cABG|EGDG B,G,DB,|A,/A,/A, EA, CDEd|1 cAB^G A/A/A Ac/B/:|2 cAB^G A/A/A AB|
Aaa^g aecA|Bgg^f gdBG|Aaag ae^fd|e^cdB =cAAB|
Aaa^g aecA|Bgg^f gdBG|AcBd ced^f|ea^g^f ed^cB||
19
X: 19
T: Paddy Ryan's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cB|:AE~E2 cABG|(3EFG DB, G,B,DB,|A,2A,B, CB,CD|cABG ABcB|
AE~E2 cABG|(3EFG DB, G,B,DB,|A,2 A,B, CB,CD|1 EAAG A2cB:|2 EAAG ABcB||
|:Aaa^g aecA|Gggf gdBG|Aaa^g ae=fd|edcB cBAG|
Aaa^g aecA|Gggf gdBG|(3ABc Bd ced=f|edcB cBAG:|

Forty-eight comments

A strange tune, this one. I find that the second part sounds more like an eastern european tune than an Irish reel. It must be those sharps.

Sometimes I catch myself playing this tune with more of a hornpipe-type rhythm. It sounds fine like that, but it loses some of the urgency it has when played as a reel.

For ornamentation, try lengthening some notes. In the first part, instead of playing AEDE, try playing a simple AE E, or instead of that low AGAB, make it A AB. Alternatively, turn those very same long notes into quick triplets: AE EDE, AGA AB.

You can a bit more of an exotic flair to this reel by sometimes playing the Gs as sharps in the first part. I think it’s actually shown in O’Neill’s with the Gs sharp.

Another little variation

Here’s another nice little variation to play at the very start of the tune - play that very first A note one octave lower.
So, if you were playing fiddle, instead of going down to the E from the open A string, you would now come up to it from the A note on the G string.

Scottish origins?

This is known in Scotland as Miss Lyall. There are slight variations in the first part but the structure is essentially the same. The second part is typically Scots in charatcter.

Follows Stathspey of the same Name

The reel has the same melodic structure as the strathspey that usually goes first (which bears the same name).

Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

I love the reel ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’ but am having trouble finding tunes that it goes well with - do you have any ideas?

Re: Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

The Collier’s perhaps. Or The Crock of Gold by Vincent Broderick, doesn’t fit as well musically, but certainly goes with the story of Paddy Ryan’s dream!

Re: Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

Paddy Ryan’s Dream/The Ballinasloe Fair
The Girl That Broke My Heart / Paddy Ryan’s Dream / Music In The Glen
Paddy Ryan’s Dream-Fahy’s Reel-The Pigeon On The Gate
Doherty’s Reel / Paddy Ryan’s Dream / McGinnely’s Reel
Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Never Was Piping So Gay/John McGrath’s
Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Mamma’s Pet
Martin Haye’s, The Boys Of Chicago, Paddy Ryan’s Dream
My Love Is In America / Paddy Ryan’s Dream / Mother’s Delight
Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Dowd’s Favourite/Phelim’s Frolic
Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Coleman’s Cross
The Little Beggarman/The Scaredy-Cat Reel/Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Dillon’s Fancy
Sean Reid’s Reel / Roscommon / Paddy’s Ryan’s Dream
The Hut On Staffin Island/The Haggis/Paddy Ryan’s Dream
Paddy Ryan’s Dream/ The Inimitable Reel/ The Macroom Lassies
Paddy Ryan’s Dream - Ian Morissons’s
Trip to Durrow Paddy Ryan’s Dream / Sheila Coyles
Micho Russel’s/Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Tear The Calico

Re: Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

Paddy Ryan has a recurring dream that he’ll find his fortune in Dublin on the O’Connell bridge. So, he goes to Dublin, wanders around for a few days. Nada. then he runs into a neighbor from back in the town he came from. The neighbor asks what he’s doing there, so he tells him about the drea. The neighbor says "Wow that’s funny, I’ve a had a dream a few times that there was a crock of gold buried under one of the plants in your mother’s Garden." So Paddy goes home, digs up all the plants, and under the last one, which is old and dying, he finds a huge crock of gold. I don’t know exactly where the story originated. Great folk tale though.

Re: Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

Gian Marco - how did you generate your list? The contra dance band I play in (The Old Sod Band) recorded the Trip to Durrow/Paddy Ryan’s Dream/Sheila Coyles combination - has someone else recorded it?

Re: Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

I just rememebered that the plant that the gold was to be found under was a Gooseberry bush, so perhaps a good set would be Paddy Ryan’s Dream/The Crock of Gold/The Gooseberry Bush. I can’t remember how the Gooseberry Bush goes though, not sure if Crock of Gold leads into that well!

Probably not Irish

It certainly sounds very scottish to me.

I think this one is in B minor on Johnny Og Connolly & Brian McGrath’s "Dreaming Up the Tunes" album.

You’ll hear "Paddy Ryan’s Dream" near the beginning of the new movie "The Other Boleyn Girl"!

For whatever reason, the director of this movie decided to have Mary Boleyn’s wedding party in 1530’s England entertained by very fine Irish musicians, led by a fine Sligo-style fiddler playing this tune! I started laughing in the theater and my family looked at me a little strangely until I told them what it was….

Donegal Version - "Mooney’s"

The link posted above to tune #1344 now does not work, so I am reposting that version here in the comments section. This is the Donegal version of Paddy Ryan’s Dream with C#s, popularised by Tommy Peoples. It sometimes goes by the title "Mooney’s Reel", which, according to the Fiddler’s Companion, does not refer to Frankie and Mairead Mooney, but is an older title.

First Tommy Peoples’ setting, which was originally posted here as tune #1344:

X: 1
T: Mooney’s
T: Paddy Ryan’s Dream (Donegal Version)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Tommy Peoples
Z: what?!!?
K: Amix
ed |: cA A/A/A cABG | EGD=C B,CDB, | =CA,B,G, A,B,CD | EA^GB Aced |
| cA A/2A/2A cABG | EGD=C B,CDB, | =CA,B,G, A,B,CD |1 EA^GB Aced :|2 EA^GB Aef^g ||
|: a^gae ceAf | gfgd BFGB | A^gae cBAc | B^GED CEA^g |
| a^gae ceAf | gfgd BGBd | cBcd edcB |1 Aa^gb aef^g :|2 Aa^gb a2ed ||

This setting was also recorded by Michelle O’Brien. Here’s my own transcription of her setting:

X: 1
T: Mooney’s
T: Paddy Ryan’s Dream (Donegal Version)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Michelle O’Brien
Z: Dow
K: Amix
cA A/A/A cABG | EDD=C (3A,B,C DB, | =CA,A,G, ~A,2CD | ~E2^GB Afed |
~c2ac cAAG | EDD=C (3A,B,C DB, | =CA,A,G, ~A,2CD |1 ED^GB A3B :|2 ED^GB A3^g ||
|: ae e/e/e ceAc | B/B/Bge dBG^g | a^gae ceAc | B^GED CEA^g |
| a^gae ceAc | ~B2ge dBGB | A2 B/c/d edcd |1 eaa^g a4 :|2 eaa^g gaed ||

This is an attempt at of the Cian band version…

Hi. I tried to transcribe the Cian, "Rolling wave" album version of this tune in Bminor. On the album, the guitar accompaniment is - to my taste - incredibly good. Not to mention flute and concertina…

Note: the other Paddy Ryan’s Dream https://thesession.org/tunes/79 is not what is played on this album, it differes not only by the key, but also some - not so huge - variations. Regards.

Gilles

Cross-posted.

I found another transcription of the Donegal version on the net, this time from the playing of Paul O’Shaughnessy (edited a bit by me for easier comparison):

X: 1
T: Paddy Ryan’s Dream
S: Paul O’Shaughnessy
Z: Juergen.Gier@post.rwth-aachen.de
M: C|
L: 1/8
K: Amix
cA~A2 cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|~E2AE ^GBed|
cA~A2 cABG|EGDB, =CEDB,|=CA,A,G, A,B,CD|1 EA^GB A2ed:|2 EA^GB A2f^g||
|:agae ceAf|gfgd BFGB|Aaae ceAc|BGED CEAa|
agae ceAf|gfgd BFGB|cBcd edcB|1 Aa^gb aefg:|2 Aa^gb aeed||

P. O’Shaughnessy recorded it on "Within a Mile of Dublin." John Doherty is cited as the source of the version.

The other boleyn girl

I really liked the version in the film, even bought the soundtrack, but of course it had only the orchestral bits. Anyone know who plays it? It doesn’t say in the credits

Paddy Ryan’s Dream out of context?

Hi everyone.
I watched a film last night, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’. In it at one stage early in the film, there is a scene of country dancing outdoors. The dancers were dancing to the reel Paddy Ryan’s Dream. Does anyone know if this tune would have been around in 16th century England ?, or was this artistic license on the part of the film-makers.

Neil

Hi Gilles,

I have corrected some little mistakes. A nice tune. I’am a little surprised by its name, but it sounds to be a variation of the original tune (in Ador)…

X: 1
T: [NOTE] Paddy Ryan’s Dream
Z: Gilles Tabary / -ed-
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bdor
bf~f2 dBcA|Fc~c2 ABcA|~B3c dcBd|cBAc Bcdc|
BF~F2 dBcA|Fc~c2 AB c/B/A|~B3c dcBd|cBAc ~B3B:|
fb~b2 bfdB|Aagb afee|fb~b2 bfde|{e}~f2ef dBcA|
Bb~b2 bfdB|Aagb afee|B/c/d ce dfe=g|fedc ~B3B:|

See you.

Neilowen

you should read the comments above, they are relevent to what you are asking

Paddy Ryan’s Dream

here’s the first time through Tara Breen’s version more or less.

here’s the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mkEcUOxHrU


Now the ABC

X: 1
T: Paddy Ryan’s Dream
N: As Played by Tara Breen
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amin
AB|:AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|[A,E]3 B, CDEG|ABcB AEGB|!
|AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|A,{C}A,{G,}A, B, CDEG|cABG ABcB:|
|:Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{a}g^f gdBG|Aa{b}a^g ae=fg|e=fde ceBe|!
Aa (3[Aa]aa [Aa]ecA|Gg (3[Bg]gg [Bg]dBG|(3ABc Bd cedf|edcB ABcB:|!

I was just playing through my abc and noticed the last f should be marked natural as a reminder. so here’s the corrected version. I guess it’s up to individual taste, it helps me read when playing the tune on concertina because I have to think harder about what buttons I’m pushing.

X: 1
T: Paddy Ryan’s Dream
N: As Played by Tara Breen
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amin
AB|:AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|[A,E]3 B, CDEG|ABcB AEGB|!
|AE{G}E{D}E cABG|(3EFG DC B,CDB,|A,{C}A,{G,}A, B, CDEG|cABG ABcB:|
|:Aa{b}a^g aecA|Gg{a}g^f gdBG|Aa{b}a^g ae=fg|e=fde ceBe|!
Aa (3[Aa]aa [Aa]ecA|Gg (3[Bg]gg [Bg]dBG|(3ABc Bd ced=f|edcB ABcB:|!

"Mooney’s Favourite" by John Doherty

This tune has been recorded as "Mooney’s Favourite" on "The Celebrated Recordings" by John Doherty.

Video Tara Breen

Please note that the video of Tara is private/ not available.

A Bobby Casey variation on the first four bars.

cB| AE3~ c2BG| EB,3~ G,A,B,G,| A,E3~ CDEG| cABG ABcB|

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Paddy Ryan’s Dream variation

"I think this one is in B minor on Johnny Og Connolly & Brian McGrath’s "Dreaming Up the Tunes" album."

# Posted by withak 8 years ago

Absolutely correct withak, I posted a transcription of what I think they play on that fine album.

Posted .

Paul O’Shaughnessy From Youtube

This is my first time posting an ABC. I’m pretty sure it’s similar to the version posted above from Paul O’Shaughnessy, but this is from the youtube video from the ITMA archives.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6eX7DSWnTg



X:1
T:Paddy Ryan’s Dream As Played By Paul O’Shaughnessy
L:1/8
M:4/4
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Paddy Ryan’s Dream

Is anyone familiar with the ton of tunes he recorded? Paddy Ryan’s dream is one of them.

Correction

I was referring to Michael Coleman

Good tune to follow Paddy Ryan’s Dream

A good tune to follow Paddy Ryan’s Dream is Sergeant Early’s Dream.
I usually play those two as a set on the banjo.

Re: Miss Lyall

There are more versions here under Paddy Ryan’s Dream.

Paddy Ryan’s Dream, X:13

Taken from the Skye Collection (1887), where it is said to have been composed by Simon Fraser, although it is not included in Fraser’s own published collection. Two names are given for the tune: Miss Lyall, and Grant of Laggan.

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Paddy Ryan’s Dream, X:17

This is taken from Bobby Casey’s ‘Casey in the Cowhouse’, one of my favourite records. Because of some nice variations in the phrases, I’ve written it out fully rather than using repeat marks, though I’ve only transcribed the first run-through out of the two he plays - the second time is more or less the same as the first. It’s a stunning rendition, though I am a bit of a sucker for Casey’s playing - I highly recommend having a listen.

Particularly notable are two quirky bits of phraseology: bars 1-2 in line 4; and the bottom A at the end of that line that ties over into the B section, jumping two octaves in the process and lending a syncopated feel (unfortunately the notation is only willing to show a glimmer of the tie, but it’s there). I don’t think I’ve come across either feature in other versions I’ve heard, though maybe I’ve not been looking hard enough… I know transcribing particular players’ versions can seem against the point here, but in this case I felt that several distinctive turns of phrase merited this being added as a version.

Re: Paddy Ryan’s Dream

This is in George Cameron’s 1854 collection of fiddle music. It appears in the Athole Collection as Miss Lyall. It seams like a lot of Irish tunes originated in Scotland but have become a part of the Irish tradition such that most people think such tunes are traditional Irish.

Re: Paddy Ryan’s Dream

Miss Lyall is usually credited to Captain Simon Fraser, Connor.
Once again, I’ll point out that the names given in the Athole Collection are not necessarily the composers of the tunes but source collections.