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MISS GOULDING. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Stanford/Petrie): AB (Complete Collection). Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Sullivan (1958) believes the name of the subject should be 'Golding', and the she was "one of the family of that name located at Piercetown, in the barony of Upper Duleek, County Meath."
The tune appears in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman as an untitled jig.
Source for notated version: “From John O’Daly’s MSS” [O'Sullivan, Stanford/Petrie].
Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 52, p. 52. O’Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 52, p. 130. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 400, p. 101.