Mrs. Delany (1)

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MRS. DELANY [1]. Irish, Planxty (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Turlough O'Carolan. O'Sullivan (1958) states it "would be natural to assume" that Mrs. Delany is the wife of a patron, Dr. Delany. However, it is known that the Dr. did not marry until 1732, long after the tune was published with title by the Neale family in Dublin (1721).

Source for notated version: a 1721 publication of Carolan's tunes by the Neale's, Dublin [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1985; No. 33, p. 42. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 33.

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