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X:1 T:Frank Plamer M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Moderately Quick” C:”Carolan” B:Smollet Holden - Collection of favourite Irish Airs (London, c. 1841; p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G2c cdc|BGA Bcd|efg abc’|b3 g3|f2a ac’a| e2g gag|fef gBG|c3 c3:|e2f gag|d2e fgf| c2d efe|d2c B2G|cAF FAF|c3 c3|eBG GBG| g3e3|fga abc|bd’g ece|(f/g/a)d BGB|c3 c3||



FRANK PALMER. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Sullivan): AAB (Holden). Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), according to Holden's Collection of Old-Established Irish Slow and Quick Tunes (Dublin 1806-7). O'Sullivan (1958) finds three "Frank Palmer" candidates as possible persons referenced by the title (see p. 276).

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 47. Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1985; No. 146, p. 101. Smollet Holden (Collection of favourite Irish Airs), London, c. 1841; p. 19. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 146, p. 179.

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