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Tune ID#1591 (Planxty Davis)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Davis about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Set danceD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Planxty Davis / Planxty Davy / Dha Uilliam Daíbhís / The Two William Davises / The William Davis's / Battle of Killicrankie / Killekrankie / Killiekrankie / Killicranky / Gilliekrankie (only distantly similar to The Two William Davises in book Crln, included here nevertheless) (miscredited to Turlough O'Carolan on BMc 1 and on Ch C) (composed by Thomas O'Connellan)
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Discography cd

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).
~195916#2
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~196910#1
[FFurey] Finbar Furey. Traditional Irish Pipe Music. Finbar Furey (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~198110#1
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Donny Golden (feet).
19885#2
[Ch C] The Chieftains. A Chieftains Celebration. Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle).
~19981.9#1
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
O'Carolan's Concerto
LR 2
Planxty Browne
Ch C
Played beforeOn Albums
Planxty Lady Wrixon
Ch C

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 #1561 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #973 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #282 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 165 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 29 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
As tune #203 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #24 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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