The New Found Out reel

Also known as Aggie Whyte, Aggie Whyte’s, The High Road To Galway, Satin Slipper, The Satin Slipper, Seamus Connolly’s, Silver Slipper.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Home Ruler (a few times).

The New Found Out has been added to 3 tune sets.

The New Found Out has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The New Found Out
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3B AFFA|(3Bcd cA G3B|A~F3 ABdf|1eBBA BcdB:|2eBBA Bcde||
!~f3d ~g3e|~f3d ecde|fdde gabg|afed efga|
!b~f3 afec|defd efdB|A~F3 ABdf|eBBA BcdB||
X: 2
T: The New Found Out
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3B AFFA|d2cd BGGB|(3ABA FA dcdf|eBBA BcdB|
AFBF ADFA|BdcA G3B|(3ABA FA dcdf|1 edcB cAdB:|2 edcB cAde||
fdd2 geag|(3fgf df edcA|defa g3b|afdf efde|
fdd2 geag|(3fgf df edcB|(3ABA FA dcdf|eBBA Bcde:||
X: 3
T: The New Found Out
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A3B ADFA|dBBA G3B|A~F3 ABdf| edBA BcdB|
(3ABc (3dcB ADFA|dBBA G3B|A~F3 ABdf|1 edBA BcdB:|
[2 eBBA Bcde ||: ~f3a gfeg|fedc Bcde|fAdf g2fg|
[1afed Bcde|~f3a gfeg|fedc BcdB|BAFE FAdf|edBA Bcde :|
[2 afed Bdfa|b~f3 affe|defd efdB|A~F3 ABdf|edBA BcdB ||
X: 4
T: The New Found Out
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A3B ADFA|dBBA G3B|AF3 ABdf| edBA BcdB|
AD D2 ADFA|dBBA B3d|AF3 ABdf|1 edBA BddB:|2edBA Bdde:||
|:f3a gfeg|fedc BcdB|fAdf g2fg|afed Bdde|
fAdf gfeg|fedc BcdB|ADFA ABdf|1edBA Bcde :|2 edBA BddB||
# Added by JACKB .

Fourteen comments

Lively finishing tune

A good roarin’ reel to finish a set.

The tune named as such first came to my attention on the album Providence by the excellent band of the same name. I’m sure I recognise this tune from one of the Bothy Band albums though I believe it must have been known by another name.

Fisher Street have the following version (transcribed by Adrian Scahill), which they call Seamus Connolly’s. The main difference is in the A part, where the repeat is more or less as the version posted above, while the first time is slightly different.

A3B AFFA|d2cd BGGB|(3ABA FA dcdf|eBBA BcdB|\
AFBF ADFA|BdcA G3B|(3ABA FA dcdf|1 edcB cAdB:|2 edcB cAde||\
fdd2 geag|(3fgf df edcA|defa g3b|afdf efde|\
fdd2 geag|(3fgf df edcB|(3ABA FA dcdf|eBBA Bcde:||

Hmm - still not recognisable as a Bothy Band tune name - must be my imagination.

= “The Wind That Shakes The Barley” ?

To reply to the above, this tune was never recorded by the "Bothy Band" in any of the recordings I have [ which I think is them all ].
I first heard this reel played by some musicians from Leitrim at the Lorient Festival in Brittany in 1983. I had always assumed it was a Leitrim version of "The Wind That Shakes The Barley", as there are definite similarities in some of the bars.
Great version recorded by the Mulcahys.

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New found out

I think it’s a very clever tune recycling common phrases into a really catchy melody. The Wind that shakes the Barley is in there but equally so are the Satin Slipper, the Sunny Banks and one or two others.

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Satin Slipper=High Road to Galway, by the way. Should have clarified that maybe.

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I posted the above clip on "Youtube" yesterday in memory of Pete Boond, who died a year ago on 13th Jan 2013 after a brave battle against cancer. Pete played mainly cittern, mandola, flute and whistles, but we used to enjoy a bit of fun with bodhran and whistle. The first reel is the version of "The New Found Out" which I mentioned above.
"Planxty" recorded "The Wind That Shakes The Barley", but never this tune, despite what anyone says above.

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The New Found Out

Great stuff, Kenny! You’ve hardly changed a bit. (Of course, the lighting was poor…)

Another name for this tune

My friend James Murray tells me Fred Finn always called this tune ‘Kiss the Bride in Bed’.

The New Found Out, X:3

Fergal Scahill’s version.