Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1489 (Out on the Ocean)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major|
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina). For this tune: Charlie Coen (concertina).
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[Plx 6] Planxty. The Woman I Loved so Well. Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, synthesizer), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Christy Moore (guitar, bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: with Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Bb flute).
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: Christy (pipes).
[PHt] Parson's Hat. The Better Match. Bríd Ní Chatháin (harp, vocals), Fred Johnston (guitar, vocals, mandolin), Janet Sutton (whistle), Paul Wilkins (piano accordion, whistle, keyboards, piano).
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Harry McGowan (flute), Mick Loftus (flute).
Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #795 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #68 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 33 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #82 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book.|
|On page 38 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes.|
|As jig #39 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #164 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As tune #84 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 100 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 171 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #95 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As sgjig #22 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
|As tune #178 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?