A friend of mine and I play this as a duet with fiddle and harpsichord and it is wonderful - tho it has always been one of my favorite tunes anyway. It’s used as the lead tune for a Scottish country dance of the same name, and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society lists its origin as Gow’s Repository, but leaves it undated.
“Miss MacDermott” or “The Princess Royal” by Turlough O’Carolan
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Thanks to HDSarah for here research on the thread - CJ
“Miss MacDermott” / “The Princess Royal”
Key signature: e minor
Submitted on May 6th 2007 by gaitazampogna_32.
“The Princess Royal”
Key signature: A Dorian
Submitted on May 27th 2007 by FiddlinViolinin.
Planxty Bunting ~ 3-in-1
Submitted on November 24th 2007 by Leiouekairna.
#1 of 3.) ~ "Planxty Bunting"? ~ "The Chieftains" ~ C: Derek Bell?
#2 of 3.) "Miss MacDermott" / "The Princess Royal" by Turlough O’Carolan
#3 of 3.) "Chanter’s Song" / "The March Of The King Of Laiose"
Submitted on October 22nd 2003 by Oranaiche.
G Major version on MORRIS ON
I much prefer the major key version played by John Kirkpatrick (accordion) on MORRIS ON.
Here’s an (the?) original setting, in F: http://www.oldmusicproject.com/occ/GIF/087-MissMacDermott-ThePrincessRoyal.gif