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Tune ID#1597 (Charles O'Connor)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Charles O'Connor about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?BarsMode ?
Piece40D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Charles O'Connor / Charles O' Conor / Planxty O'Connor (4th in set Humours of Carolan on Ch 5) (also in C; setting on Ch 5 has unusual 1st part) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan)

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
~19758#4 (4:15)
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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~19775#1
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
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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 #52 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As misc #12 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #125 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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): 1975