Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection | Volume 1:3 - Reels 114 to 167

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Volume 1:3 - Reels 114 to 167

by Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection

Volume One - Disc 3 - Reels 114 to 167: 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. # 114 Mrs. Crotty’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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2. # 115 the Ballymahon Reel Paddy O'Brien
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3. # 116 the Dawn (2nd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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4. # 117 I’m Waiting for You Paddy O'Brien
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5. # 118 the Shepherd’s Daughter Paddy O'Brien
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6. # 119 the Bunch of Currants Paddy O'Brien
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7. # 120 the Green Gowned Lass Paddy O'Brien
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8. # 121 Over the Moors to Maggie Paddy O'Brien
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9. # 122 the Bank of Ireland Paddy O'Brien
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10. # 123 the New Customs House (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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11. # 124 St. Ruth's Bush Paddy O'Brien
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12. # 125 the Humours of Castlefin Paddy O'Brien
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13. # 126 Paddy from Bundoran Paddy O'Brien
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14. # 127 the Antrim Rose Paddy O'Brien
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15. # 128 McFadden's Handsome Daughter Paddy O'Brien
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16. # 129 the Ash Plant (1st Version) Paddy O'Brien
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17. # 130 the Ash Plant (2nd Version) Paddy O'Brien
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18. # 131 James Morrison’s Paddy O'Brien
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19. # 132 Paddy Taylor’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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20. # 133 Maggie’s Morning Nap Paddy O'Brien
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21. # 134 Josie McDermott’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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22. # 135 Mrs. Crotty’s Teetotaler Paddy O'Brien
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23. # 136 Sonny’s Return Paddy O'Brien
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24. # 137 the Damsel Paddy O'Brien
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25. # 138 Frisky Bob Paddy O'Brien
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26. # 139 the Old Granny in the Chair Paddy O'Brien
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27. # 140 the Bird’s Nest Paddy O'Brien
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28. # 141 the Flea On the Griddle Paddy O'Brien
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29. # 142 the Mullingar Lea Paddy O'Brien
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30. # 143 the Reconciliation Paddy O'Brien
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31. # 144 Touch Me If You Dare Paddy O'Brien
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32. # 145 the Connaght Heifer Paddy O'Brien
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33. # 146 O Callaghan's Reel (No. 1) Paddy O'Brien
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34. # 147 Larry Redican's Reel Paddy O'Brien
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35. # 148 the Honeymooner Paddy O'Brien
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36. # 149 the Mountain Meadow Paddy O'Brien
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37. # 150 the Pinch of Snuff Paddy O'Brien
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38. # 151 a Mother’s Delight Paddy O'Brien
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39. # 152 the Wind That Shakes the Barley Paddy O'Brien
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40. # 153 the Man from Ballinagar Paddy O'Brien
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41. # 154 Lad O Beirne’s (No. 1) Paddy O'Brien
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42. # 155 Lad O Beirne’s (No. 2) Paddy O'Brien
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43. # 156 the Contradiction Paddy O'Brien
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44. # 157 the Green Fields of America Paddy O'Brien
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45. # 158 the Duke of Leinster Paddy O'Brien
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46. # 159 the Duke of Leinster’s Wife Paddy O'Brien
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47. # 160 Dickie Gossip Paddy O'Brien
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48. # 161 the Steam Packet Paddy O'Brien
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49. # 162 the Pretty Girls of Mayo Paddy O'Brien
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50. # 163 Drowsy Maggie Paddy O'Brien
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51. # 164 the Monaghan Twig Paddy O'Brien
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52. # 165 John Doherty’s Reel Paddy O'Brien
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53. # 166 the Dairy Maid Paddy O'Brien
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54. # 167 Making the Hay 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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