Planxty Johnston jig

By Turlough O’Carolan

Also known as Baptist Johnston, Planxty Johnson, Planxty Johnstone.

There are 15 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Planxty Johnston appears in 1 other tune collection.

Planxty Johnston has been added to 6 tune sets.

Planxty Johnston has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Planxty Johnston
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2G GFE|D2C B,2D|A,2D G,2G|{G}F2E D2d|
B2A G2A|B2c d2e|d2B G2A|F2G A2B|
dBc d2B|F2G Aef|g2e f2d|e2c ABc|
d2d ded|B2B BcB|GAG F2G|AFD DEF|
GFE DCB,|C3 zzz|A2A ABA|AFD D2z|
BdB cec|BdB cAc|BGB AFD|G3 G2z:|
X: 2
T: Planxty Johnston
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2d dcB|A2G F2A|E2A D2d|{d}c2B A3|
f2e d2e|f2g a2b|a2f d2e|c2d e2f|
ecA ecA|B2c d2e|d2d {f}edc|d3 d3:|
|:afg a2d|c2d eBc|d2B c2A|B2G efg|
a2a aba|f2f fgf|ded c2d|ecA ABc|
dcB AGF|G3 G2d|e3 efe|ecA A2g|
faf gbg|faf geg|fdf ecA|d3 d3:|
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

Planxty Johnston

From Catchin’ the Tune by the Irish Tradition.
I’m not sure “jig” is really what I’d call this, more like a fast march. The long rest in the B part is a good time to grab a sip before you have to start playing the tune again.

Guitar version

Dick Gaughan plays this on the album, Coppers and Brass.

D major

This is a lovely jig, fits well on pipes and whistle in this key.

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Re: Planxty Johnston

For us whistlers and pipers, the first version above works if you play the first line and the first two bars of line six up an octave. The octave jump actually works smoothly - for me anyway - especially as I play it after John O’Connor.