What is a “planxty”?
I am a hammered dulcimer player from Elkhart, IN. I’m only now really getting into the Irish/Celtic scene and I am not really very well-versed in the stuff.
I’ve recently written a pretty sweet song (I think) for my dulcimer and I want to call it Planxty Cousin Bill but I’m not really sure that it’s a planxty at all.
In fact, I have no clue what a planxty really is, I’ve just seen it used before. I get the impression that it’s like a tribute or something, which is how I’m using it, but I understand there is some debate over whether or not it means a specific meter or something like that.
So if you know (or just want to say you do) what a planxty really is, then please enlighten a poor newbie….