Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

I came across this video on the Comhaltas website

https://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_515_7alan_finn/

The fiddler is Alan Finn and the titles of the 3 jigs he plays are given as The Gaelic League, Out in the Cold, and Tom Billy’s. It’s the second one I’m interested in knowing more about. I’ve had a really good search about on here and nothing. No luck with google either. The tune’s in G dorian and has 3 parts. It’s a great tune and I’d appreciate any information. Starts at 1:15.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

https://thesession.org/tunes/1283
Tom Billy’s is in Foinn Sessions Book 1 subtitled The Flowers of Spring. It’s in 2 parts there with key signature of G.
Alex.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

There are at least 2 "Tom Billy’s" jigs, and the one played in the video clip is not the one you’ve linked to - it’s this : https://thesession.org/tunes/816

In any case, "Tom Billy’s" is not what was being asked about. Can’t help with this one, I’m afraid - not a tune I’ve come across before. Thanks for pointing out the clip - very nice fiddle playing.

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Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

Can’t believe I misread the question!
Dopey Al.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

Thanks for the help. Yep, the Tom Billy’s is the one Kenny links to.

I had another hunt about last night after posting this. I turned up a radio interview where Alan plays the same tune and attributes it to Paddy O’Brien. So I googled Paddy O’Brien and this book appeared - "The Definitive Collection of The Music of Paddy O’Brien 1922 - 1991" compiled by Eileen O’Brien. "Out in the Cold" is listed in the contents of double jigs.

http://www.paddyobrienbook.com/sample.html

The page where the sheet music for Out in the Cold isn’t avaliable to view online as it’s on page 35 and the digital sample only goes as far as page 19, but I reckon that it must be the same tune. If anyone has a printed copy of the book and would like to check on page 35 that would be great!

Meanwhile, I’ll get transcribing Alan’s version and post in on here soon.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

Yes, the tune is in the book, but on page 36 in my copy. So you are right, it’s a Paddy O’Brien tune. Alan plays a view variations, so there are a view differences to the version in the book. So it would be nice to have the dots for Alan’s version.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

Great! I’m transcribing Alan’s version at the moment.

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

It’s taken me a while to get this sorted out, but here’s the abc for the first time through with repeats. I’ve included some basic ornamentation. The second time through differs a bit from the first, if I can find time I’ll get it up here too.

T:Out In The Cold
C: Paddy O’Brien
Z: brujamala from Alan Finn’s playing, Comhaltas video
R: jig
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
K: Gdor
ABG ABc | dBG FDC | DGG dGG | fe/f/g fcA |
B2G ABc | dge fga | gfd cAF | DGF G2A |
B2G AA/B/c | dBG FDC | DGG dGG | fe/f/g fcA |
BbB ABc | dge ~f3 | gfd cAF | DGF G2A ||
~B3 GBd | cAF FGA | B/c/BG ABc | dg^f g2a |
gfd dcA | fe/f/g fdc | B2G cAF | DGF G2A |
~B3 GBd | cAF FGA | B/c/BG ABc | dg^f g2a |
gfd dcA | ~f3 fdc | B2G cAF | DGF G2A ||
BGG dGG | Bdg dBG | AFF cFF | Acf cAF |
B2G ABc | dBG FAc | fe/f/g fcA | DGF G2A |
~B3 ~d3 | Bdg dBG | AFF cFF | Acf cAF |
B2G ABc | dBG FAc | fe/f/g fcA | DGF G3 ||

Re: Does anyone know anything about the jig “Out in the Cold”?

I have just posted another setting of the tune as it appears in the book and was later recorded by Eileen O’Brien:

https://thesession.org/tunes/16152#setting30738

I have posted the jig following this one in the album, too ( https://thesession.org/tunes/16244 ; Gavin’s Piano). Lovely jig, this ‘Out in the cold’, but I supose it is more fit for fiddle or box than flute or pipes… Anyway, I really enjoy playing it.

Un saludo desde el País Vasco.