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Tune ID#1590 (Planxty Browne)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Browne about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording EOD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Planxty Browne / Planxty Maggie Browne / Planxty Maggie Brown / Pléaráca an Bhrúnaigh / Maggie Brown's Favourite / Maggie Brown's Favorite / Maggie Brown's / Maggie Brown / Miss Brown's Fancy (also as set dance) (possibly by Turlough O'Carolan or by Nathaniel Gow)

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
~195914#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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197814#2
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (mandolin).
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~197911#2
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~1989
[Ch C] The Chieftains. Celebration.
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~19977#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina).
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199911#2
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
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20025#2
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #692 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #110 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 243 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 180 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #180 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #21 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #295 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #84 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): 1903