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Planxty Irwin (G)

The tune “Planxty Irwin” was composed by Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), a blind harper often called “the last of the Irish Bards” even though there were traditional Irish harpers living as late as 1792.  Carolan is considered a national treasure — his compositions are still often played during a session and are also highly regarded.  Focusing on Carolan’s works first will bring you high rewards as a player.  By the way, though it is correct to say “Turlough O’Carolan” when giving the full name, when no first name is given one should simply refer to him as “Carolan.”

The recording below starts at 10sec in, so be patient.

Planxty Irwin, slow tempo (whistle, Turlach Boylan)

Planxty Irwin, the dots

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