Paddy O'Brien's Reel (1)

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PADDY O'BRIEN'S (REEL) [1]. AKA and see "Fear sásta (An)," "Happy Man (2) (The)," "Patrick's Night," "St. Patrick's Night." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A popular session tune, composed by Portroe, Co. Tipperary, accordion master Paddy O'Brien (1922–1991) as "Patrick's Night."

Source for notated version: flute player Harry McGowan (b. 1937, Carrowmore, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources: Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 156 (appears as bottom “Unknown” tune). Eileen O'Brien (The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien), 1992; p 44. Eileen O'Brien (The Definitive Collection of the Music of Paddy O'Brien 1922–1991), 2008; p. 87. Vallely (Companion to Irish Traditional Music), 1999; p. 270.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 1075, John Whelan & Eileen Ivers – "Fresh Takes" (1987). Green Linnett GLCD 1119, Cherish the Ladies – "The Back Door" (1992).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]

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