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Tune ID#682 (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 / The Frost Is All Gone / Slán le Sioc / Tá an Sioc Imithe / D'Imthig an Sioc / Taan Sioc Imtigte / The Loughrea Jig / The Mist of Clonmel / Mist of Clonmel / On a Monday Morning / The Praties Are Dug / Praties Are Dug / The Praties Are Dug and the Frost Is All Over / The Praties Are Dug, and the Frost Is All Over / The Potatoes Are Dug and the Frost Is All Over / What Would I Do if the Kettle Boiled Over? / What Would I Do If the Kettle Boiled Over / The Kettle Boiled Over / What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier? / Frieze Britches / The Dancing of the Rabbits in Honan's Garden / The American Dwarf / Hey to the Camp / Lisdoonvarna / Loughrea Jig (2nd in set The Frost Is All Over on MC; 2nd in set Around the Old Turf Fire on FBros; only 1st part is recorded on JOL 1, following The Goat in the Green; only the 1st part of tune appears, once, on Plx 4; 2nd in set The '95 Jigs on KCB 5) (also in G, also with a 3rd part, also as song; compare this text used for #681) (also in C) (compare to 1st and 3rd parts of Frost Is All Over #2775; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of D'Imthig an Sioc #7269)
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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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19211.11#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
192813#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin). For this tune: (harmonica), (mouth harp).
19331#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Margaret McNiff-Locke (accordion), Mary McNiff-Locke (banjo).
19472#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra.
~19569#3
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals).
~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).
~19765#2
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
19773#2 (1:52)
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19795#3 (2:09)
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue.
~19836#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
~19893#2
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~19928#1
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
199522#1
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~19968#1
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~199611#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
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).
~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).
~20019#2
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
~200412#2
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: with Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
~20082#2
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).
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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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.
As tune #313 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #107 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #2 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
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]
On page 14 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
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]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 135 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #36 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
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): 1907