Paddy Murphy’s Wife (1)

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PADDY MURPHY'S WIFE [1] ("Bean Paidin Uí Murcada" or "Bean Phádraig Uí Mhurchú"). AKA and see “Braes of Glendochart (The)," "Braes of Glendochert (The),” “Mr. Menzies of Culdares,” “Joe Tanzy's Reel,” “Pat Carney's Reel.” Irish, Reel. D Major (Mulvihill, O'Neill): D Mixolydian (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'B (Breathnach): AABB (Mulvihill): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). The reel is a version of Niel Gow's 18th century double-tonic reel "Mr. Menzies of Culdares."

Sources for notated versions: "J. O'Neill" [O'Neill]; accordion player James Keane (Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 165, p. 76. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 122, p. 33. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 156. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1526, p. 282. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 744, p. 130.

Recorded sources: Columbia IDB 499 (78 RPM), Paddy O’Brien (1953). Green Linnet Records SIF 1026, James Keane - "Roll away the Reel World" (1978). Green Linnet Records SIF3041, Matt Molloy - “Stony Steps.”

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]




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