Jana Jae plays Paddy on the Turnpike Hee Haw 1979.
Jana Jae (born August 30, 1942) country and bluegrass fiddler. She gained national fame by appearing on the nationally broadcast CBS/syndicated television series Hee Haw as part of Buck Owens's band in the 1970s.Prior to her work with Owens, she won the Ladies' Division National Fiddling Championship.Her trademark is playing a blue fiddle.
"Paddy on the Turnpike" is an Irish reel with a long history in America and the British Isles. It is quite popular and widespread and is played throughout Britain and Ireland and in nearly every North American fiddle tradition. Variants abound, with tonalities that span major mode through dorian mode, and many versions mix modes. Some attempts have been made to sub-classify the "Turnpike" tunes depending on key or mode, and there does seem to be two main branches of versions in which either the mixolydian/major or the doran mode predominates, but variants even within traditions are often idiosyncratic to the fiddler or the local area and thus it is difficult to categorize.