Planxty Davis hornpipe

Also known as Killiecrankie, Plancstai Daibhis, Planxty Davies, Planxty Davy.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

Planxty Davis has been added to 76 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Davis
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2(AB) A2(FG)|AFAB A3B|AGF(E D)EFG|A2(AB) A2(dc)|
B2(Bd) B2(Ac)|BABc B2(dB)|AGFE DEFA|B2(Bd) B2b2|
bag(b a)feg|fedf e2(de)|fedB B(AdF)|A2(AB) A2(dc)|
(BA)(B d)Bd|(e2d)(e f2)ed|B(ABc) d2F2|1 E4 D2 FG:|4 E4 D2 (fg)||
|:a2(ab) a2(fg)|agab a2(fg)|agf(e d)efg|a2(ab) a2(fa)|
b2b2 b2(fa)|bafa b2(bg)|agf(e d)efa|b2(ba) b2(fa)|
baf(b a)feg|fedf e2(de)|f(edB) BAdF|
A2(AB) A2(dc)|(B2A)(B d2)cd|e2(de) f2(ed)|B(ABc) (d2F2)|1 E4 D2 fg:|4 E4 D4||
ABC
X: 2
T: Planxty Davis
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| FG |: A2AB A2FG | A>FA>B A3B | A>GF>E D>EF>G | A2AB A2FA |
|B2Bc B>AF>A | B>AB>c B2dB | A>GF>E D>EF>A | B2Bc B2b2 |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | f>ed>B B>Ad>F | A2AB A2dc |
B2AB d2Bd | (3efe de f2ed | B>AB>c d2F2 |1 E4 D2FG :|2 E4 D2fg ||
a2ab a2fg | a>fa>b a3b | a>gf>e d>ef>g | a2ab a2fa |
b2bc' bafa | b>af>a b2c'b | a>gf>e d>ef>a | b2ba b2fa |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | f>ed>B B>A d>F | A2AB A2dc |
B2AB d2Bd | (3efe de f2ed | B>AB>c d2F2 |1E4 D2fg :|2 E4 D4 ||
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X: 3
T: Planxty Davis
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|{A} F>G |: A2 A>B A2 F>G | A>FA>B A3B | A>GF>E D>EF>G | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
|B2 B>A B2 F>A | B>AB>c B3c | B>AF>E D>EF>A | B2 B2 B2 b2 |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | (3gfe d>B A>Fd>F | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
B2 A>B d3(e | e)>Bd>(e e)ffe | d>BA>F d2 F2 | E3F D2 f>g ||
|:a2 a>b a2 f>g | a>fa>b a3b | a>gf>e d>ef>g | a>d (3efg a>df>a |
b2 b2 b2 f>a | b>ab>c' b3c' | b>af>e d>ef>a | b2 b2 b2 f>(b |
b)>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | (3gfe d>B A>F d>F | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
B2 A>B d3(e | e)>Bd>(e e)ffe | d>BA>F d2 F2 | E3F D2 F>G ||
|: A2 A>B A2 F>G | A>FA>B A3B | A>GF>E D>EF>G | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
|B2 B>A B2 F>A | B>AB>c B3c | B>AF>E D>EF>A | B2 B2 B2 (b2 |
b)>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe d>e | (3gfe d>B A>Fd>F | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
B2 A>B d3(e | e)>Bd>(e e)ffe | d>BA>F d2 F2 | E3F D2 (3efg ||
|: a>d (3efg a>d (3efg| a>d (3efg a>df>a | a>gf>e d>ef>g | a>d (3efg a>df>a |
b2 b2 b2 f>a | b>ab>c' b3c' | b>af>e d>ef>a | b2 b2 b2 f>b |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe d>e | (3gfe d>B A>F d>F | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
B2 A>B d3(e | e)>Bd>(e e)ffe | d>BA>F d2 F2 | E3F D2 f>g ||
|: a>d (3efg a>d (3efg| a>d (3efg a>df>a | a>gf>e d>ef>g | a>d (3efg a>df>a |
b2 b2 b2 f>a | b>ab>c' b3c' | b>af>e d>ef>a | b2 b2 b2 f>b |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe d>e | (3gfe d>B A>F d>F | A2 A>F A2 d>c |
B2 A>B d3(e | e)>Bd>(e e)ffe | d>BA>F d2 F2 | E3F D2 D2 ||
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Twenty comments

Not a polka

You’ll probably realise this not a polka and shouldn’t be played too fast. This was the only 2/4 possibilty!

Russell’s House do a nice version on their album.

John

Killiecrankie

Known in Scotland - where it may, or may not have originated -as "Killiecrankie". Recorded as such by Alison Kinnaird. My favourite version ( of "Planxty Davis" ) was recorded by Finbar Furey.

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Poka??

Plaxty Davis is definitly a hornpipe set( Im an irish dancer)

Dodgy time sig.

This should be in 6/8, it is a hornpipe. The notes are all there though.

Never seen a hornpipe notated in 6/8 before.

Planxty Davis

This is a lot like John J’s post, just written a little differently.
From the "Makin’ the Rounds" setting of B. McComiskey, as I recall it. Donny Golden’s dancing was the percussion.

X: 1
T: Planxty Davis
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
| FG |: A2AB A2FG | A>FA>B A3B | A>GF>E D>EF>G | A2AB A2FA |
|B2Bc B>AF>A | B>AB>c B2dB | A>GF>E D>EF>A | B2Bc B2b2 |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | f>ed>B B>Ad>F | A2AB A2dc |
B2AB d2Bd | (3efe de f2ed | B>AB>c d2F2 |1 E4 D2FG :|2 E4 D2fg ||
a2ab a2fg | a>fa>b a3b | a>gf>e d>ef>g | a2ab a2fa |
b2bc’ bafa | b>af>a b2c’b | a>gf>e d>ef>a | b2ba b2fa |
b>af>b a>fe>g | f>ed>f (3efe de | f>ed>B B>A d>F | A2AB A2dc |
B2AB d2Bd | (3efe de f2ed | B>AB>c d2F2 |1E4 D2fg :|2 E4 D4 ||

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Planxty Davis / Davy - played by Nic Jones on a masterpiece album

Under one of these names, rendered beautifully on guitar by singer - guitarist Nic Jones on his album "Penguin Eggs" - IMHO the best or at any rate equal best (!) to come out of the English trad revival; they didn’t come better, at any rate. Nic’s career was finished by a car crash a long time ago, although he is still alive.
(The penguin eggs feature in a song about whalemen working in the South Atlantic, where these were a treat in their diet.)

Tony byrne

check out tony byrne playing planxty davis on youtube- real sweet

Connellan brothers

This is one of the dozen or so surviving tunes composed by Thomas Connellan, an Irish harpist, who spent a lot of time in Scotland around the 1600s and named this tune after the battle of Killiecrankie. Brother of William Connellan - between them they composed over 700 tunes, only a handfull survive

Not a hornpipe either…

I learned this tune with straight 4/4 rhythem, like a slow reel.

Plaxty Davis is definitly a hornpipe set( Im an irish dancer)

That fact should automatically disqualify you from saying anything about any trad tune. Dancers usually know f*** all about tunes. They may know dances, but there is not a one-to-one correspondence between the nomenclatures used by dancers and musicians.

Planxty Davey

This the the piping version of this tune by the great Finbar Furey, always intrigued me this tune, Finbar remains one of the greatest uilleann pipers today, his early recordings are just amazing.

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Different.

This is not a polka it’s obviously a hornpipe, maybe the other versions need to come over to here.

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"it’s obviously a hornpipe"

Or a set dance, song, march or whatever (Henry Atkinson even pencilled it in as as a "Highland Pibroch" - "Irish Gilikrankey"). It’s here in two other places too:

http://thesession.org/tunes/8937

http://thesession.org/tunes/5961

As the tune appears in the earlier manuscripts as "Gilly Cranky" (Killiecrankie) etc, perhaps all versions should go to one of those entries.

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It’s #973 in my copy of "O’Neill’s 1001 Gems". It’s placed in the section "Long Dances and Set Dances".

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"Weejie" - your first link to #8937 is to the tune of the song "Braes O’ Killiecrankie", nothing to do with this tune. #5961, posted by "ceolachan", is a version of the same though.

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Indeed, Kenny. I should have looked more carefully. The first link is the well known song.

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