Out on the Ocean

Jig, G, Traditional

Out on the Ocean. TrailJams Tune of the  Week. Play it together Jul 11, 2023. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay. trailjams.org

This traditional Irish jig is an essential tune to have in your pocket for Irish sessions. It is also widely played in the contra dance repertoire.


Sheet Music (Dots)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Sheet music and chords for Out on the Ocean, traditional jig in G major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay. trailjams.org
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.