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ORMOND SOUND. AKA and see "Paddy O'Brien's," "Saving the Hay." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by accordion and fiddle player Paddy O'Brien [1] (1922–1991) of Nenagh, Newtown, County Tipperary. The late New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty recorded the tune as "Saving the Hay," a title of unknown origin (although O'Brien did call another of his reels "Cutting the Hay," so perhaps there was some confusion).

Paddy O'Brien

Source for notated version: banjo player Tommy Finn (b. 1964, Barlow, Ballymote, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 50a (appears as "Unknown"). The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien (1992). Eileen O'Brien (The Definitive Collection of the Music of Paddy O'Brien 1922–1991), 2009; p. 93. Treoir, vol. 38, No. 3 & 4, 2006; p. 34.

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara - "Fort of the Jewels" (2004. Learned from Vermont piper Benedict Kohler).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]
Hear the tune played on youtube.com by Dan Gurney, Jimmy Noonan & Danny Noveck [4]

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