Planxty Charles Coote reel

Also known as Sir Charles Coote, Sir Charles Coote’s.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Planxty Charles Coote appears in 1 other tune collection.

Planxty Charles Coote has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Charles Coote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
GF |: E2 G2 D2 G2 | FEDC E2 G2 | AB c2 dedc | cBAB G2 ed|
c2 g2 gagf| edef g2 fe | fedc cBAB | ({B} c4) c :| cd |
|: e2 g2 gagf | efge c'2 c2 | efge c'bag | agfe d2 z2 |
({g}f)efe d2 eg | fedc cBAB | cBce dBGB | [E4c4] [E2c2] :|
# Added by Grack .
X: 2
T: Planxty Charles Coote
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG |: F2 A2 E2 A2 | GFED F2 A2 | Bc d2 efed | dcBc A2 fe|
d2 a2 abag| fefg a2 gf | gfed dcBc | d4 d :||
|: de|f2 a2 abag | fgaf d2 d2 | fgaf dfba | bagf e2 z2 |
gfgf e2 fa | gfed dcBc | dcdf ecAc | [F4d4] [F2d2] :|
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Turlough O’Carolan Tune

This is one of my favorite Turlough O’Carolan tunes. Harpist (1670-1738); but you probably already know that.

Just a couple comments on the ABC/Sheet music. There’s a quarter rest in the fourth bar of the second measure, but I usually play it as a half note. Seems so flow better for me that way. Though, the space added by the rest can be nice too.

And the last bar seems odd as there’s only 3 beats in the bar…but that’s the way the tune goes… 🙂

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Turlough O’Carolan Tune

Actually, Grack, there are 4 beats in the last bar - the last beat consists of the two pick-up notes at the beginning of the tune.

Great Tune

I forgot about this one. Thanks for reminding me / us. One minor observation - In my versions of O’Neill (O’Neill #0671) in the first full bar, the second E is actually a D. This is the Bar with four quarter notes, it should read EGDG. It really rolls when you put that D in it, adds a lot of upward motion.

Oops -

That bar should read E2 G2 D2 G2. I forgot how to write this in ABC …

O’Neill’s version…

You’re right….my mistake…. I’ll fix the ABC right now….

Thanks 2situla!

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Turlough O’Carolan was born on 1630.

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Where are you getting your information, MBAC?

The Encyclopedia Brittanica and Fintan Vallely’s Companion to Irish Traditional Music both give the following dates for O’Carolan: born 1670, near Nobber, County Meath, died March 25, 1738, Alderford, County Roscommon.

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