Elizabeth Nugent

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X: 1 T:Elizabeth Nugent C:O'Carolan B:CWTO F:file ID carolan/164enug Z:Gilb/Brennan/Black Q:120 M:3/4 L:1/8 K:G "allegretto"ge|d2 cB AG|A2 G2 GA/B/|A2 G2 G2|G4 fg| "5"a2 g2 a2|b4 ag|g3a gf|e4 ge| "9"d2 B2 d2|d2 d2 e2|g3e e2|d2 e2 e2| "13"d2 d2 B2|BA G2 G2|GA B2 e2|e4 ga| "17"b2 b2 ba/g/|a2 a2 ag/e/|e2 d2 B2|A2 G2 a2| "21"a2 g2 a2|a2 g2 e2|e4 g2|ed B2 AG| "25"G2 G2 g2|e2 e2 d2|B2 d2 d2|e2 e2 d2| "29"B2 d2 e2|e2 e2 d2|e4 g2|d2 B2 A2| "33"G2 G2 g2|e2 e2 d2|B2 d2 b2|b4 a2| "37"a2 b2 g2|g2 e2 e2|d2 B2 A2|G2 E2 D2| "41"E2 G2 G2|G6|]



ELIZABETH NUGENT. Irish, Planxty (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) in honor of Elizabeth on the occasion of her wedding, finds O'Sullivan (1958), who quotes a passage from the Mundey-O'Reilly ms (pp. 189 & 208) in which Daniel Early says:

At this time Major Convey [Francis Conmee] of Kingsland was married to Miss Nugent near Port McGuire in the County of Longford. At the time she was brought home the greatest preparation was there. Mrs. MacDermott Roe was invited and family. She brought Carolan with her there. He composed the bride's 'welcome home.'

O'Sullivan concludes the wedding must have taken place prior to 1708, soon after Carolan began his career as a composer (pointing out that the air has none of the Italian composition influences of later compositions.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The Bunting manuscripts (Library of Queen's University, Belfast) [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources : -Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 109, p. 81. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 109, p. 159.

Recorded sources: -



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