Planxty Henry McDermottroe
This is the tune which has been running around my head for days. I heard it on Marcas O’Murchu’s album.
Henry MacDermott Roe
This is the first of three airs composed by the blind Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) all titled "Henry MacDermott Roe" (Tune number 78, page 66, Ossian Publications - Complete Collection of Carolan’s Irish Tunes)
Henry MacDermott Roe (1st air)
Here is the tune according to Ossian Publications:
T: Henry McDermott Roe (1st air)
C:Turlough O’Carolan (1679-1738)
D |: GG/A/B/A/ GED | G/F/G/A/B/c/ dBG | c/e/d/c/B/A/ B/d/c/B/A/G/ | AA/B/c/A/ BGE | \
GG/A/B/A/ GED | G/F/G/A/B/c/ dBG | c/e/d/c/B/A/ B/d/g/B/A/c/ |1 BGG G2D :|2 BGG G2(3d/e/f/ | \
|: gg/a/g/f/ edB | ee/f/g/a/ bge | gg/a/g/f/ edB | ee/g/f/a/ g2(3d/e/f/ | gg/a/g/f/ edB | \
|1 e/d/e/f/g/f/ e/d/c/B/A/G/ :|2 c/e/d/c/B/A/ B/d/g/B/A/c/ | BGG G2(3d/e/f/ | BGG G2D | \
Thanks for a follow-up.
Henry McDermott Roe
Beautiful tune. I’ve heard it around now and then, and just recently at a session, and thought I might find it by going through The Session’s list of waltzes in G. I had a hunch it would turn out to be a Carolan tune - it’s gratifying to be proved correct!