Annotation:Paddy Fahey's Jig (1)

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X:1 T:Paddy Fahy's Jig [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:transcribed by Gregory Taylor N:Usually played in G with f naturals in N:third measure of B part K:Gdor F| DGA B2 G|cBc d3|gfd Bcd|cAG FDC| DGA B2 G|cBc d2 g|gfd Bcd|cAF G2 F| DGA B2 G|cBc d3|gfd Bcd|cAG FDC| DGA B2 G|cBc dfa| gfd Bgd| cAF GBd|| |:g2 e fga|gfg Bcd|c2 A fef|agf def| g2 a bag|fdg fdc|ABG AGF|1 DGF GBd :|2DGF G3 ||

PADDY FAHY'S JIG [1] (Port Phádraig Uí Fhathaigh). AKA- “Paddy Fahey’s.” Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Breathnach): AA’BB’ (Taylor). Composed by Kilconnel, County Galway, fiddler Paddy Fahey [1] (b. 1926) who is not in the habit of naming his tunes, which are thus invariably called “Paddy Fahey’s.”

Paddy Fahey

Accordion player Joe Burke is said to have quipped “They’re all called ‘Paddy Fahey’s’ so you can easily tell one from the next.” It is supposedly reported by accordion player Joe Burke that Fahey said he named each of his tunes after himself so that there would be no mistaking who composed them! Fahey has composed over 70 melodies to date. See also the related “Bimid ag Ól.”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Paddy Fahey, 1970 (Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland) [Breathnach]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980’s [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. II), 1976; No. 4, p. 4. Ceol, vol. I, No. 4; p. 26. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; 108. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 16.

Recorded sources : - Green Linnet GLCD 1127, “Martin Hayes” (1993). Green Linnet GLCD 3009, Kevin Burke - "If the Cap Fits" (1978). Leader LEACD 2004, “Martin Byrnes” (1969). Shanachie 29001, Paddy Carty - "Traditional Irish Music" (1975). Topic 12T176, Martin Byrnes - "Paddy in the Smoke" (1968).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [2]

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