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PADDY FROM PORTLAW (Paidin Ua Port-Laga). AKA and see “Drum,” “Frazer's Jig (2),” “Jackson's Drum,” “Miss Frazer's Delight,” “Thatched Cabin.” Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Under the name “Drum,” the tune is attributed by County Cork cleric and uilliann piper James Goodman to the famous 18th century uilleann piper Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson, of the townland of Lisdaun, parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick. The melody appears in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883, p. 74) as “Frazer’s.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 764, p. 142. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 47, p. 24.

Recorded sources: Drumlin Records BMNCD2, Brian McNamara – “Fort of the Jewels” (2004). Brian Rooney – “The Godfather.”

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