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Tune ID#1593 (Planxty Fanny Powers)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Fanny Powers about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars16-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece64AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Planxty Fanny Powers / Fanny Powers / Planxty Fanny Power / Fanny Power / The Invocation (1st in set The Humours of Carolan on Ch 5) (also in A, also as waltz) (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).
~19758#1
[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).
~19768#1
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran).
19862#1
[Ch JG] James Galway and the Chieftains. In Ireland. James Galway (flute, whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
19955#1
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Zan (guitar).
~19955#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle). For this tune: starts Mary (accordion).
~19969#1
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Jeff Morello (harmonica), Martin Hayes (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Planxty Maguire
Ch 5
Mabel Kelly
Ch JG
Humours of Loughrea
MMR 1

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 #673 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #16 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 238 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #13 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As tune #155 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
As ocar #6 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #90 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