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Tune ID#2775 (Frost Is All Over)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Frost Is All Over about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCB 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Frost Is All Over, The / Slán le Sioc / The Frost Is All Gone / The Loughrea Jig / Lisdoonvarna / Frieze Britches / The Praties Are Dug and the Frost Is All Over / The Praties are Dug / The American Dwarf / What Would I Do if the Kettle Boiled Over? / Cad a Dhéanfainn dá gCuirfeadh an Citeal thar Maoil? / Mist of Clonmel / On a Monday Morning (2nd in set The Frost Is All Over on MC; only 1st part is recorded on JOL 1, following The Goat in the Green; 2nd in set The '95 Jigs on KCB 5) (also with additional part inserted after 1st, also in C) (compare the quite similar Frost Is All Over #682)
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cd Discography

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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19211.11#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19472#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra.
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~19569#3
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals).
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~19723#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
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~19765#2
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
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19773#2 (1:52)
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
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~19893#2
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~19968#1
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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~199611#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
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19975#4
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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~19972#2
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
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20093#4
[CTL 12] Cherish the Ladies. A Star in the East. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mirella Murray (accordion), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Kathleen Boyle (piano, harmony vocals), Michelle Burke (vocals, harmony vocals).
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~20099#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Louise (C pipes), Michelle (fiddle).
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201510#3
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute). For this tune: with Mikie O'Gorman (fiddle), Ciarán O'Sullivan (banjo).
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Bibliography

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 24 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As jig #13 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #4 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #180 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 32 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #72 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 135 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As tune #34 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [available]

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?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1921