Apples In Winter jig

Also known as Kennedy’s, Úlla Sa Gheimhreadh.

There are 43 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dusty Windowsills (a few times), The Lark On The Strand (a few times), The Morning Dew (a few times) and The Rose In The Heather (a few times).

Apples In Winter has been added to 43 tune sets.

Apples In Winter has been added to 641 tunebooks.

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Eleven settings

X: 1
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
G/2A/2|BEE dEE|BAG FGE|DA,D FDF|ABc ded|
BEE BAB|def ~g2 e|fdB AGF|GEE E2:|
d|efe edB|e/f/ge fdB|dec dAF|DFA def|
[1efe edB|def ~g2a|bgb afa|gee e2:|
[2edB def|gba ~g2e|fdB AGF|GEE E2||
X: 2
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
fBB aBB|fec cBc|ABA cAc|efg ~a3|
fBB aBB|fec cBc|Ace ~a3|1 fec Bce:|2 fec B2A||
|:Bbb baf|abb baf|~a3 aec|Ace ~a3|
fbb fbb|eaa eaa|fec ~a3|1 fec B2A:|2 fec Bce||
X: 3
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|BEE dEE|BAG FEF|DED FDF|AFA d2c|
BEE BAB|def gfe|fdB AGF|GEE E2:|
X: 4
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|:BdB cec|dfd ???(desending line)|D3 FEF|ABc d2A|BdB cec|def gfe|def g2a|bee e2:||
f|gef gef|gef gfe|dfe dfe|dfe def|edB def|gbc gfe|fdB AGF|GEE E2:||
X: 5
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
F/A/|BEE dEE|BAG FGE|DDD FDF|ABc d2c|
BEE BAB|def gfe|fdB AGF|1GED EFA:|2GED E2B||:
efe edB|~g3 fdB|ded dAF|DFA def|
1efe edB|def g2a|bgb afa|ged e2d:|2edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|GED E2B||:
BdB cec|ded BAF|DDD FDF|ABc ded|
BdB cec|def gfe|def g2a|1bge edc:|2bge e2f||
gef gef|gef gfe|def d2A|def fed|
edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|1GED E2f:|2GED E2||
X: 6
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
A|BEE BEE|Bdf edB|BAF FEF|DFA dBA|
|BEE BEE|Bdf edB|BAF DAF|FED E2:|A|
Bef gfe|faf edB|BAF FEF|DFA dBA|
Bef gfe|~f3 edB|BAF DAF|FED E2:|
X: 7
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BEE def| gfe fdB|AFA AdF|FEE E2:|
|:e|e/f/ge fed|e/f/ge fed|d/e/fe dAF|DFA def|
edB def|gbg edB|AFA AdF|FEE E2:|
X: 8
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
d2 c |: BEE BEE | BAG FEF | D>(EF/E/) DFE | DFA ded |
BEE BAB | def gfe | fdB BAF |1 FEE EFA :|2
FEE E2 B ||: efe edB | (e/f/g)e fdB | ~d3 dAF |
DFA ~d3 |1 (e/f/g)e edB | def g2 a | baf agf |
gee e2 B :|2 edB def | gba gfe | fdB BAF |
FEE EFA ||: (B/c/d)B (c/d/e)c | dfd cAF | DED FEF |
ABc ded | (B/c/d)B (c/d/e)c | def gfe | def ({a}g)fg |1
bee e2 d :|2 bee e2 f ||: gef gef | gef gfe |
d>(ef/e/) d>(ef/e/) | d>(ef/e/) def | edB def | gba gfe |
fdB BAF |1 FEE E2 f :|2 FEE EFA ||
X: 9
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc|: BEE d2 A|BAG FGE | D2 D FDF| ABc ded |
BEE BAB|def gfe| fed BGF |1 GEE Edc :|2 GEE E2 B||
efe edB|(e/f/g)e feB| d2 d dAF| DFA def| efe edB|
def g2 a| bgb agf| gee e2 B| efe edB| (e/f/g)e feB |
d2 d dAF| DFA def| edB def | gba g2 f| ged BGF| GEE E2 ||
# Added by Rich .
X: 10
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
fBB ~a3|fBc cBc|~A3 cAc|efg ~a3|
fBB ~a3|fBc cBc|Ace aga|1fec Bce:|2fec B2e|:
fbb baf|b2b baf|~a3 aec|Ace aga|
fbb fbb|eaa eaa|fec ~a3|fec B2A:|
X: 11
T: Apples In Winter
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
F/A/|BEE dEE|BAG FGE|DDD FDF|ABc d2c|
BEE BAB|def gfe|fdB AGF|1GED EFA:|2GED E2B||:
efe edB|~g3 fdB|ded dAF|DFA def|
1efe edB|def g2a|bgb afa|ged e2d:|2edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|GED E2B||:
BdB cec|ded BAF|DDD FDF|ABc ded|
BdB cec|def gfe|def g2a|1bge edc:|2bge e2f||
gef gef|gef gfe|def d2A|def fed|
edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|1GED E2f:|2GED E2||

Twenty-three comments

Alternative name

Aka "The Killavil jig"

Harmony Hill setting

Here’s a very different version in Bdor:
K:Bdor
fBB aBB|fec cBc|ABA cAc|efg ~a3|
fBB aBB|fec cBc|Ace ~a3|1 fec Bce:|2 fec B2A||
|:Bbb baf|abb baf|~a3 aec|Ace ~a3|
fbb fbb|eaa eaa|fec ~a3|1 fec B2A:|2 fec Bce||

Killavil?

Brother Steve says it’s also known as The Killavil Jig, but I believe it’s a mistake. The two tunes start with the similar phrases and are written in the same key, but they’re different tunes.

I learned a slightly different version from a fiddler and have been playing it since then. The second part of it is pretty much the same as Brad posted here but the first part goes like this:

K: Edor
A|BEE dEE|BAG FEF|DED FDF|AFA d2c|
BEE BAB|def gfe|fdB AGF|GEE E2:|

I love the ascending phrase in the bars 3 and 4, and it’s easier to play on many instruments, I guess.

More parts?

I recently heard a version of this tune with, I think four parts. I don’t really know or play the other two parts, but I think they go something like…

A|:BdB cec|dfd ???(desending line)|D3 FEF|ABc d2A|BdB cec|def gfe|def g2a|bee e2:||
f|gef gef|gef gfe|dfe dfe|dfe def|edB def|gbc gfe|fdB AGF|GEE E2:||

Does anyone have these parts? I’d like to learn them.

Sorry

I’m still kind of a goof ball when it comes to dealing with abc. My repeats are all funktified.

The band Beginish recorded the 4-part version of the tune. They informed us the longer version comes from Johnny O’Leary. Gian Marco will transcribe it if you ask him.

Apples in Winter ( 4-part version recorded by Beginish )

T:Apples in Winter
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Beginish
R: jig
N:
Z:GMP
K:Em
F/A/|BEE dEE|BAG FGE|DDD FDF|ABc d2c|
BEE BAB|def gfe|fdB AGF|1GED EFA:|2GED E2B||:
efe edB|~g3 fdB|ded dAF|DFA def|
1efe edB|def g2a|bgb afa|ged e2d:|2edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|GED E2B||:
BdB cec|ded BAF|DDD FDF|ABc ded|
BdB cec|def gfe|def g2a|1bge edc:|2bge e2f||
gef gef|gef gfe|def d2A|def fed|
edB def|gba gfe|fdB AGF|1GED E2f:|2GED E2||

Trip to Killavill (Apples in Winter) by Cian

Note: The same version is on Wooden Flute Obsession Volume 2, Disc 1 played by Thomas Bernard Ryan

T:Apples in Winter
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:Cian
R:jig
Z:gm
K:EDor
A|BEE BEE|Bdf edB|BAF FEF|DFA dBA|
|BEE BEE|Bdf edB|BAF DAF|FED E2:|A|
Bef gfe|faf edB|BAF FEF|DFA dBA|
Bef gfe|~f3 edB|BAF DAF|FED E2:|

???

What Cian recorded was "Trip to Killavil," not the tune called "Apples in Winter." Two tunes are completely different, even though some people seem to confuse them.

Ancient Music of Ireland

The following is a version collected by P W Joyce in 1847 from the whistling of William Sheedy of Fanningstown, Co. Limerick. |:B|BEE BEE|BAG FEF|DED FDF|AB^c dfd|
BEE def| gfe fdB|AFA AdF|FEE E2:|
|:e|e/f/ge fed|e/f/ge fed|d/e/fe dAF|DFA def|
edB def|gbg edB|AFA AdF|FEE E2:|

It is called "Kennedy’s Jig"

Completely different

slainte is correct - Apples in Winter and Killavil though similar are two different tunes. Compare the Coleman setting pfraterdeus mentions with track 13 on the Molloy, Brady and Peoples.

I see in O’Neills 1001 that Ian is right about Kennedy’s Jig being another name for Apples in Winter.

Another Four-Parter

This meaty little setting of "Apples In Winter" comes from a recording of the late great Denis Murphy. It’s probably the source for Beginish’s version, although they seem to have "Ironed out" the really juicy bits (IMO, anyway). Here it is:

X:1
T:Denis Murphy’s Apples In Winter
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:Edor
d2 c |: BEE BEE | BAG FEF | D>(EF/E/) DFE | DFA ded |
BEE BAB | def gfe | fdB BAF |1 FEE EFA :|2
FEE E2 B ||: efe edB | (e/f/g)e fdB | ~d3 dAF |
DFA ~d3 |1 (e/f/g)e edB | def g2 a | baf agf |
gee e2 B :|2 edB def | gba gfe | fdB BAF |
FEE EFA ||: (B/c/d)B (c/d/e)c | dfd cAF | DED FEF |
ABc ded | (B/c/d)B (c/d/e)c | def gfe | def ({a}g)fg |1
bee e2 d :|2 bee e2 f ||: gef gef | gef gfe |
d>(ef/e/) d>(ef/e/) | d>(ef/e/) def | edB def | gba gfe |
fdB BAF |1 FEE E2 f :|2 FEE EFA ||

Enjoy!

Apples In Winter, X:9

I first heard this tune as I was perusing jigs on iTunes a couple years ago. I wrote it down but I can’t remember now the name of the artist. I think it is an elegant version.

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Re: Apples In Winter

I looked up the O’Neill’s version of this; a lovely 2 part with d#’s in the 3 ascending def figures. I didn’t see that in anyone’s version so I thought I’d mention it because it’s just delicious there. Apples is number 1111 in the 1979 Rock Chapel book. I like to play the X9 version above, and it is nice added to a couple of those D’s in the B part. Probably works in any of the versions.

Apples In Winter, X:10

Source: Decade by Dervish
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta