Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection | Volume 1:1 - Reels 1 to 57

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Volume 1:1 - Reels 1 to 57

by Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection

Volume One - Disc 1 - Reels 1 to 57: From the repertoire of Paddy O’Brien of County Offaly, an All-Ireland accordion champion and one of the world’s outstanding performers of Irish traditional music.
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1. #1 Toss the Feathers (No.1) Paddy O'Brien
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2. #2 Toss the Feathers (No.2) Paddy O'Brien
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3. #3 the Union Reel Paddy O'Brien
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4. #4 the Boys of Tulla Paddy O'Brien
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5. #5 the Lord of Ballinaleck Paddy O'Brien
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6. #6 the Maid in the Cherry Tree Paddy O'Brien
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7. #7 the Flower of Munster Paddy O'Brien
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8. #8 the Old Torn Petticoat Paddy O'Brien
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9. #9 the West Clare Reel Paddy O'Brien
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10. #10 the West Cork Reel Paddy O'Brien
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11. #11 Micho Russell’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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12. #12 the Golden Wedding Paddy O'Brien
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13. #13 the Hut in the Bog Paddy O'Brien
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14. #14 the Dawn (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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15. #15 the Templehouse Reel Paddy O'Brien
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16. #16 Sheehan’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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17. #17 the Doon Reel Paddy O'Brien
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18. #18 Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh Paddy O'Brien
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19. #19 Turnpike Gate Paddy O'Brien
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20. #20 the Dunmore Lassies Paddy O'Brien
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21. #21 Scotch Mary Paddy O'Brien
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22. #22 the Dark Haired Lass Paddy O'Brien
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23. #23 the Wild Irishman (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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24. #24 the Wild Irishman (2nd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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25. #25 the Wild Irishman (3rd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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26. #26 the Floggin' Reel Paddy O'Brien
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27. #27 the Sligo Rambler Paddy O'Brien
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28. #28 Paddy Murphy’s Wife Paddy O'Brien
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29. #29 the Harris House Paddy O'Brien
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30. #30 the Morning Dew Paddy O'Brien
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31. #31 Sporting Molly (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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32. #32 Sporting Molly (2nd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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33. #33 the Copperplate Paddy O'Brien
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34. #34 the Black Man’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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35. #35 Sporting Paddy (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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36. #36 Sporting Paddy (2nd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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37. #37 the Cuffe Street Reel Paddy O'Brien
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38. #38 the Bloom of Youth Paddy O'Brien
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39. #39 the Lady On the Island Paddy O'Brien
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40. #40 Peggy in the Settle Paddy O'Brien
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41. #41 Mrs. McDermott’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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42. #42 Seán O Shea’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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43. #43 the Boy in the Gap Paddy O'Brien
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44. #44 O'Brien’s Tower Paddy O'Brien
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45. #45 Captain Kelly Paddy O'Brien
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46. #46 the Widow’s Daughter Paddy O'Brien
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47. #47 Connemara Stockings Paddy O'Brien
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48. #48 the Cavan Reel Paddy O'Brien
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49. #49 London Bridge Paddy O'Brien
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50. #50 the Turkey On the Thatch Paddy O'Brien
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51. #51 My Mary Ann Paddy O'Brien
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52. #52 Doctor Taylor’s Paddy O'Brien
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53. #53 the Maids of Mitchelstown Paddy O'Brien
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54. #54 the Cameronian Reel Paddy O'Brien
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55. #55 the Ivy Leaf Paddy O'Brien
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56. #56 Over the Hill Paddy O'Brien
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57. #57 Sonny Brogan’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In more than five decades as a musician, button accordion master Paddy O’Brien of County Offaly has gained a reputation as a walking encyclopedia of Irish music; it’s estimated that he carries in his head the melodies of more than 3,000 Irish tunes.

In 1994, Paddy embarked on what was to become a milestone project in Irish traditional music, to record and assemble background information on 500 jigs and reels from his vast repertoire of traditional tunes; the result of that effort, The Paddy OBrien Tune Collection: A Personal Treasury of Irish Traditional Music, Volume One, received accolades from players of Irish music around the world. In 2011, Paddy released Volume Two of his ground-breaking work, featuring another 500 tunes, this time including more jigs and reels, but also hornpipes, slip jigs, and polkas. A third volume, featuring a rare collection of jigs, reels, slides, harp tunes, and clan marches, is now in progress.

Not since Captain Francis O'Neill compiled The Music of Ireland in 1903 has a collection of this size and scope been made available. And no single individual in the world of Irish traditional music has ever undertaken such an ambitious project as recording more than 1,000 tunes from memory.

What also sets The Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection apart is the fact that it has been created especially for serious students of Irish music, players, like Paddy himself, who learn music in the traditional manner—by ear.

Each tune is played through several times on solo accordion, in a catalog-style presentation. Paddy has also compiled background information on every tune, sometimes a bit about the melody’s lineage and history, sometimes his own experience of learning it from a member of the older generation.

SOME REVIEWS OF THE PADDY O’BRIEN TUNE COLLECTION:

Paddy’s settings are always faithful to his sources, while containing his own ‘stamp’. There is considerable complexity in his settings and variations, lots to think about. I am finding myself humming tunes from the collection I haven’t thought about for a long time. I could not be happier with the collection.

– Frank Claudy, Davenport, IA – April 2001

For anyone interested in playing and learning to play traditional Irish music I heartily and unreservedly recommend Paddy O’Brien’s Tune Collection which has recorded 500 reels and jigs on twelve cassette tapes. A book which annotates each tune with interesting background information is included. No written music (dots) are included, but you will get a great feel for how the music is played. Paddy plays a 2-row 1947-vintage B/C Paolo Soprani (swing tuned) throughout (he has the bassoon reed turned off, so you hear each tune very clearly and precisely). He is very spare with ornamentation and yet he provides some beautiful examples of melodic variation on each tune. It’s like having a master class in your living room.

– Chris Moran, California – April 2001

Thank you for the Tune Collection. I’m on my second round of listening. I refer to your notes constantly. Your tempo really puts the tunes in the spotlight and I feel like I’m hearing some of the old standards for the first time. If listening wasn’t so enjoyable, I’d almost say that your collection and the notes are a graduate level course in Irish music!

– Kevin Dailey, Washington DC – May 2000


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