The Concertina Music of Paddy Murphy

Transcriptions, sound files and notes based on materials collected in Fiach Roe in September and October 1981

The main feature of Paddy Murphy's style of playing is to be found in the relationship between the bellows movement and the phrasing patterns within each tune. As well as using the scale along the middle row on both sides, he uses the alternative major scale along the bottom row of the left-hand extensively for tunes in D and E minor. This results in a very even bellows movement throughout the melody, which gives an even, proper pulse movement to the phrasing of tunes, as well as overcoming gushing sounds of air from the bellows.

Ace and Deuce Piping

Paddy Murphy Transcription of Ace and Deuce Piping


Come West Along

Paddy Murphy transcription of Come West Along



Copper Plate

Paddy Murphy transcription of Copper Plate


The Dawn

Paddy Murphy transcription of The Dawn

Dr. Gilbert

Paddy Murphy transcription of Dr. Gilbert


Farewell to Connaught

Paddy Murphy transcription of Farewell to Connaught


First House in Connaught

Paddy Murphy transcription of Farewell to Connaught


The Flax in Bloom

Paddy Murphy transcription of The Flax in Bloom

Humours of Ballyloughlin

Paddy Murphy transcription of Humours of Ballyloughlin


Kit O'Mahoney's Jig

Paddy Murphy transcription of Kit O'Mahoney's Jig

Maid of Feakle

Paddy Murphy transcription of Kit O'Mahoney's Jig

Notes

Moving Cloud

Paddy Murphy transcription of Moving Cloud


Wily Old Bachelor

Paddy Murphy transcription of Wily Old Bachelor


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