The Burning Brakes
This is a great jig, that was composed by Paddy O’Brien of Tipperary. I learnt it from the infectious playing of the Ormond Céilí Band. Thanks to kilfarboy and Walnut Box for the info.
Here is the link to the radio programme that I heard it on:
“The Burning Brakes” ~ C: Paddy O’Brien
"The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien"
J.D.C. Publications, 1992
Page 6: "The Burning Brakes"
There’s got to be a story behind this. I remember a few ‘group’ trips taken in Ireland where the brakes used to squeal and smoke.
jakep ~ is this transcription actually taken from the playing fo ‘The Ormond Céilí Band’? Why I ask, it is literally note-for-note as it appears in the collection, though there they give lead-ins, for example, the A-part starts |: D | ~ the B-parts begins |: A | ~ and the C-part starts up |: Bd | ~ with 4-bar 1st and 2nd endings. Even the runs are note for note, though notated differently ~ (3B/c/d/ B & (3f/g/a/ f… It’s good to see it here…and another 4-bar second ending… ;-)
The Phrost is All Over - - - 4 bar second endings…
# Posted on February 3rd 2005 by ceolachan
Yes it is from the Ormond Céilí Band. I have never heard or seen it written anywhere else. Perhaps it is the same as the version in the book because Paddy taught the same version to the band, or even because the band learnt it from the book.