Paddy Fahey's Reel (1)

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PADDY FAHEY'S NO. 1. AKA – “Paddy Cronin's Reel (4). Irish, Reel. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A modern composition of Kilconnell, east County Galway, fiddler Paddy Fahey [1] (1926-) that has gained wide currency. The "Cronin's Reel" name for the tune comes from New Hampshire fiddler Randy Miller, who transcribed the un-named tune and called it after his source for it.

Sources for notated versions: fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld (Seattle, Washington) [Songer]; Kerry fiddler Paddy Cronin [Miller & Perron].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1986; No. 122. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 2), 1974, No. 32. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music, vol. 3), 1977; No. 31. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 95. Songer (Portland Collection'), 1997; p. 154. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with the Armagh Pipers Club), 53.

Recorded sources: Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire - "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (1978). Shanachie LP 29002, Kathleen Collins - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1976). Wild Asparagus 003, Wild Asparagus - "Tone Roads" (1990).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [2]

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