X:1 T:Planxty Carlon T:Edward Corcoran M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Planxty B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 44, p. 18) B:http://grier.itma.ie/book-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=17&z=-59.6069%2C1723.4663%2C3684.9298%2C1426.6654 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FEF D2G|FEF DAG|FED CEG|FED CDE| FEF GFG|AGA d2e|ff/e/d edc|dd/c/A cAG| AA/G/F GFE|FF/E/D EDC|DA,C DFE|D3 D3|| AGF EDC|cCC Cde|fed edc|dDD Dde| fed edc|AGF GFE|gfe fed|FED EDC| ff/f/f/f/ gg/g/g/g/|aa/a/a/a/ bag|fed edc|d3 d3||
EDWARD CORCORAN (Éamonn Ua Corcáin). AKA - "Planxty Corcoran." Irish, Air or Planxty (6/8 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill): AABB (Complete Collection). Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Francis O'Neill printed the tune as "Planxty Corcoran," but left no note regarding where he obtained the title. However, O'Sullivan (1958) believes that it is "not unlikely" that it was in praise of Edward Corcoran, as Carolan's poem to him survives and scans to it. The exact Edward Corcoran to whom the tune was dedicated has never been identified, and O'Sullivan posits some possibilities (p. 233). One Corcoran branch was County Donegal family of note during Carolan's time, while Carolan's poem suggests that Edward was a son of Henry, and that he distinguished himself in the Siege of Limerick. O'Sullivan believes he "probably lived somewhere between Grange and Gallen, i.e. in County Sligo." The air should sound "Animated," directs O'Neill.