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Tune ID#4065 (Planxty Sir Festus Burke)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Sir Festus Burke about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IT 3 (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 Sir Festus Burke / Festus Burke / Sir Festus Burke (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).
~19856#1
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
19925#1
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano). For this tune: with Donna Long (harpsichord).
20036#1
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Planxty Drury
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 #696 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 244 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #9 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
As ocar #20 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