Mrs. MacDermott Roe

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MRS. MacDERMOTT ROE. AKA – "Mrs. McDermott." Irish, Planxty. G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738). O'Sullivan (1958) is of the opinion that Carolan's subject is the wife of Henry MacDermott Roe senior, born Mary Fitzgerald of Turlough, County Mayo. O'Sullivan reconstructed the tune, which he deemed faulty in Lee's volume.

Source for notated version: John Lee's A Favourite Collection of the so much admired old Irish Tunes, the original and genuine compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard (Dublin, 1780) [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 81, p. 67. Mulholland (Ancient Irish Airs), 1810; p. 4 ([1]). O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 81, p. 145.

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