The Dorn’s Trip To St. Germain
There’s a couple of fiddle players that play this at our local session. I saw some signs driving out in the western US this past summer. I kept seeing "Dorn" attached to a concrete company…
Not a "Reel"
I guess its a planxty, but it plays like a march.
"Planxty" is not really a type of tune in terms of time signature or tempo. Carolan wrote many "planxtys" as tributes to those benefactors that he stayed with. They are all over the place in tempo, time sig & rhythm. A good discussion as to the nature of such can be found here: https://thesession.org/discussions/1970.
Ha! I guess I was misleading in my last entry. I specified it was a "planxty" mostly to lead players away from playing it as a reel. I don’t think it would be appropriate to read it that way. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard any planxty’s played like reels. I know quite a few Carolan tunes and am familiar with the variety your’e referring to. You have something like "O’Carolan’s Concerto", a concert piece, and then you have Planxty Drury which is actually played at Feiseanna. Mrs. Judge actually changes time signature at the end. In my mind, the term "planxty" gives one a clear reference: 18th century, baroque flavor, generally not a dance tune, requires a slightly different approach then jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc. Right? Planxtys composed by contemporary musicians, Charlie Lennon, for example, seem to fit this kind of mold as well.