Charles O’Connor jig

Also known as Charles O’Conor, Planxty Charles O’Connor, Planxty Chuck.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

Charles O'Connor has been added to 75 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Charles O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|d2A d2A|BAG FGA|Bcd ecA|dfa a2g|
fef BAB|ede AGA|dcB ABc|dAF D2:|
|:A|FAD FAD|BGB AFD|FAD FAD|GBe c2A|
f2f faf|faf fdB|e2e eae|eae ecA|
dcB AFE|FAd f2e|dcB ABc|dAF D2:|
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X: 2
T: Charles O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d3 d2A|BAG FGA|Bcd ecA|dfa a2g|
faf Bcd|ege ABc|dcB AFA|d3 D2:|
|:B|ABA FGA|BGB AFA|D2A FDA|GEe c2A|
faf faf|faf fdB|efe efe|efe ecA|
dcB AFA|FGA f2e|dcB AFA|d3 D2:|
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X: 3
T: Charles O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|d2A d2A|BAG FGA|Bcd ecA|dfa a2g|
fgf ~B2B|efe ~A2A|dcB AFA|dAF D2:|
|:A|A2D FED|B=cB AFD|DFA DFA|GEe c2A|
f2f fgf|faf fdB|e2e efe|eae ecA|
dcB AFE|FAA f2e|dcB AFA|dAF D2:|
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X: 4
T: Charles O'Connor
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2A d2A|BAG FAA|Bcd ecA|df/g/a a2g|
fef BAB|ede AGA|dcB AFA|d2 d2:|
|:A2D F/G/AF|BG/A/B AFA|D2A FG/A/D|GEe c2A|
f2f faf|faf fdB|e2e eae|eae ecA|
dcB AFE|FAA f2e|dcB AFA|d2 d2:|
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Three comments

Very pretty O’Carolan tune. As played on "Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn". I think it sounds nice at jig tempo followed by Tobin’s.

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Here’s a version I picked up in a session:

X: 1
T: Charles O’Connor
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
A|d3 d2A|BAG FGA|Bcd ecA|dfa a2g|
faf Bcd|ege ABc|dcB AFA|d3 D2:|
|:B|ABA FGA|BGB AFA|D2A FDA|GEe c2A|
faf faf|faf fdB|efe efe|efe ecA|
dcB AFA|FGA f2e|dcB AFA|d3 D2:|

McGlynns setting

Just added the version that Arty McGlynn plays of this tune although I transposed it up into Dmaj from his setting of Gmaj. Only coz I like it in this key rather than in G. Very nice tune this one. First heard it in the late 1980’s on an LP late one dark night in Scarrif and remembered a few fragments, then my friend Ado Barker played it at a session last night which inspired me to get Arty’s version down. Hadn’t heard it for ages. There you go.

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