Sheet Music: Sporting Paddy

TitleSporting Paddy
Alternate titlesIrish Pat
Rolling on the Ryegrass
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-11-25
Last updated2018-11-25
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 25 November 2018

Tune of the Day: Sporting Paddy

Traditional Irish reel

One of the earliest appearances of this Dorian-mode melody is, under the title “Rolling on the Ryegrass”, in the mid-19th century music manuscripts of James Goodman (1828–1896), an Irish uilleann piper who collected tunes locally in County Cork and elsewhere in Munster. The reel was later published in O'Neill's Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922) as “Irish Pat”. O'Neill cites the “Pat. Dunne manuscript” as his source for this tune.