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Tune ID#1595 (Planxty Irwin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Irwin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Plx 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Planxty Irwin / Planxty Irwine / Planxty Erwin / Colonel John Irwin / O, banquet not (used as air for song Oh, Banquet Not in those Shining Bowers in book Crln) (also in D) (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
~19733#1
[Plx 1] Planxty. Planxty. Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandola, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhrán). For this tune: Andy Irvine (hurdy gurdy), Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
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199513#1
[THny 1] Therese Honey. Mosaic. Therese Honey (harp).
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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 #677 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #26 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 239 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 220 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 43 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #59 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
On page 19 of [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
As ocar #13 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #88 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