Planxty Hugh O’Donnell jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Planxty Hugh O'Donnell has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Hugh O'Donnell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |D2G GAG|F2G A2c|B2E EGE|A2D DFD|
G2D GFE|D3 d3 |BGB BGB|c2d e2c|
ded BGB |cdc AFA|BcB GEG|ABA FDF|
G2D GFE |D3 d3 |cBA GAF|G3 G2:|
|: G |d2G d2G |edc BAG|F2A ABA|F2A ABA|
G2B BcB |EFG FED|EFG FGA|EFG AFD|
d2d e2e |f2f g3 |g2d g2c|g2B Aag|
fed ded |dcB Adc|BAG AGF|G3 G2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: Planxty Hugh O'Donnell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D |D2G GAG|F2G A2c|B2E EGE|A2D DFD|
G2D GFE|D3 d3 |BGB BGB|c3 e3|
ded BGB |cdc AFA|BcB GEG|ABA FDF|
G2D GFE |D3 d3 |cBA GAF|G3 G2:|
|: G |d2G d2G |edc BAG|FAA ABA|FAA ABA|
GBB BcB |EFG FED|EFG FGA|EFG AFD|
d2d e2e |f2f g3 |g2d g2c|g2B Aag|
fed ded |dcB Adc|BAG AGF|G3 G2:|
# Added by JACKB .
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Five comments

Planty Hugh O’Donnell

Nice O’Carolan tune. Can be played slowly or quickly. Its probably originally in C, or so I’ve seen it written and played, but its far easier to play in G and sounds fine… to me least. It might be more dotted than I’ve written out, but again sound OK to me this way… What do you expect from a sponge! :-)

Planty Hugh O’Donnell

Where did you learn it, zoronic?

Learned it

I probably learned it from an old O’neil’s book I had many years ago. I learned all the easier O’Carolan stuff. :-). Like classical music so that’s what attracted me.

On coulter’s Celtic Sessions CD…

I fell in love with this tune after hearing William Coulter & Friends do it on his Celtic Session CD. There’s a nice little rhythmic thing to it that makes it different, and therefore, for some, hard to ‘get’, but the patience of pursuit pays off, I think.

Larry Redican yet again

A recording of LR playing this lovely old harp tune is at comhaltasarchive. There are two takes running at different tape speeds, thus he’s in G in one and Eb on the other - I think the take with him in G is the correct pitch. This surprises me a bit as it becomes a much easier tune to play, and Larry liked to go up the neck when the chance arose, and the original music in the key of C requires shifting position at the end.