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MAJOR SHANLY. Irish, Air or Planxty (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan gives a few candidates for the person of the title, but no conclusions.

Turlough O'Carolan



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 160, pp. 108-109. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 160, pp. 186-187. Lee (A Favourite Collection of the so much admired old Irish Tunes), 1780. Thompson (The Hibernian Muse; A Collection of Irish Airs, including the Most Favourite Compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard), London, c. 1786; No. 17, p. 11.

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