Cold Blow and the Rainy Night

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Cold Blow and the Rainy Night
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 1974
StudioSarm Studios, Whitechapel, London
GenreIrish folk music
LabelPolydor Records, Shanachie Records
ProducerPhil Coulter
Planxty chronology
The Well Below the Valley
Cold Blow and the Rainy Night
After The Break
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Allmusic [1]

Cold Blow and the Rainy Night is the third album by the Irish folk group Planxty. It was recorded in Sarm Studios, Whitechapel, London during August 1974 and released the same year.[2]: 189–204  It takes its title from the third song on the album, "Cold Blow and the Rainy Night".

Track listing[edit]

All titles are Traditional, arranged by Planxty, except where indicated.

  1. "Johnny Cope" (song & hornpipe) – 5:16
  2. "Dennis Murphy's Polka"/"The 42-Pound Cheque"/"John Ryan's Polka" (polkas) – 3:07
  3. "Cold Blow And The Rainy Night" (song) – 2:40
  4. "'P' Stands For Paddy, I Suppose" (song) – 4:36
  5. "The Old Torn Petticoat"/"The Dublin Reel"/"The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (reels) – 3:46
  6. "Băneasă's Green Glade"/"Mominsko Horo" (song/Balkan dance) – 5:48
    (Andy Irvine)/(Trad., Arr. Irvine-Lunny)
  7. "The Little Drummer" (song) – 3:16
  8. "The Lakes Of Pontchartrain" (song) – 5:48
  9. "The Hare In The Corn"/"The Frost Is All Over"/"The Gander In The Pratie Hole" (jigs) – 4:22
  10. "The Green Fields Of Canada" (song) – 6:55



  1. ^ Cold Blow and the Rainy Night at AllMusic
  2. ^ O'Toole, Leagues (2006). The Humours of Planxty. Ireland: Hodder Headline. ISBN 0-340-83796-9.