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Tune ID#1592 (Planxty Drury)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Drury 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 ?
PieceD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Planxty Drury / John Drury / John Drury First Air / O Will You Sit in the Bower? (also as set dance) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan)
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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).
~19766#3
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
197815#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
~199110#1
[CrlnAlbs] Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman. The Carolan Albums. Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp), Chris Newman (guitar).
19925#2
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano). For this tune: 1st time Donna Long (harpsichord).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Blind Mary
Ch 6
Planxty Sir Festus Burke
BMu 2

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 #691 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #17 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 243 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 219 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 100 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #42 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #25 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903