Paddy Breen’s Jig

Here's a nice jig (I have yet to admit to playing any horrible ones but I'm sure there are plenty of emetic melodies on this site) which comes from the tin whistle playing of Paddy Breen from Co. Clare.  Michael Tubridy put it on his LP "The Eagle's Whistle".  There's a recording of Paddy Breen to be got too, in case anyone is really keen.

http://www.folktrax.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/menus/cassprogs/078.htm

(26/09/2008  The link above doesn't work any more.  This one does: http://web.archive.org/web/20020605035813/www.folktrax.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/menus/main.html

A search on the page for 078 will then find the recording. It a fine recording of a great musician.  I hope it is still available.  The contact details on the site will hopefully lead you to it.)

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  • Tracie Stocker

    Paddy Breen from Co. Clare is my grandfather. Still remmembered but sadly missed x

    Sep 26, 2008 at 11:42 am
  • tom moroney

    I knew paddy in london and I recently found two of his recordings on the internet.The waves of the silvery tide and sweet iniscarra[not sure of soelling]I am from doolough and the silvery tide is a song that is rarely heard or sung.i was delighted to know that there were some recordings.tom

    Dec 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm
  • Tracie

    would appreciate any mp3’s of Paddy Breen’s recordings

    Nov 25, 2009 at 8:54 am
  • pauline cooney

    I got these details from Tracie Stocker, (my niece)

    I am Paddy Breen’s daughter, and after all these years was thrilled to hear that Dad’s music is still so popular.

    I was in Kilmihil a few years ago, to see dad’s sister, Bridgie, who sadly passed away the following year at the age of 91, she loved her brother Paddy so much.

    Pauline Cooney (nee Breen)

    Nov 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  • Eileen Addley

    Hello, likewise I got these details, as my sister Pauline did, from our niece Tracie.

    Again, I am Paddy Breen’s daughter Eileen and was delighted to hear his music once more and pleased to see that his memory lives on and that people are still interested in his talent.

    All my years I remember him singing and playing the flute, it was his life. When he sadly passed away, all too soon, there was an incredible amount of people showing their respects at his funeral. There was a man playing Amazing Grace on the bagpipes as his coffin left the church.

    Kind regards

    Eileen Addley (nee Breen)

    Nov 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm
  • Colin Breen

    Tracie has started a wave of interest!

    The first time I ever heard my Grandfathers voice was in an mp3 of Paddy singing.

    He died young, before I was born, thus I never met him. There is one picture I remember of him growing up, and it was him playing the fute, which was on top of Nan’s tv, or was it on the sideboard?

    It was late November 09 that I heard Paddy’s voice singing for the first time - it was a strange and magical experience - to hear this voice of a man I had heard so much about, late one night, on my own. I felt sad in a way, that I never got to meet him, but also proud that a respected mucisian was my Grandfather. My Father always said I got my musical ear from him!

    Colin

    Dec 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  • Maura Hickey-Byrne

    Hi , I’m from Kilmihil and knew Bridgie Breen-Halpin very well. Was agreat friend of my Mom, Kitty Hickey, and she and my Dad Paddy knew your father very well. Lovely to have met you all on line, brings back memories.

    Jul 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm
  • Annette stocker

    My father Paddy Breen a great flute player your youngest daughter Annette

    Aug 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm
  • martin kelly

    my father was a friend of paddy breen and he always talked about him all my family also loved his music. I would love to hear all his music as i was very young. My father also camefrom the west coast of clare. I would love to know where i can get his records regards Martin kelly

    Mar 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm