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PLANXTY PLUNKETT. AKA – "Planxty Plunket." Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738). The air was first published in Dublin by John and William Neal in their A Favourite Collection of the so much Admired Old Irish Tunes, the Original and Genuine Compositions of Carolan (c. 1726). Carolan researcher Donal O'Sullivan could find no clue as to whom the title refers to, as there were several possibilities (including the Plunketts in named Carolan compositions "John Plunkett" and "Eleanor Plunkett").
Source for notated version:
Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 152, p. 104.
Mulholland (Ancient Irish Airs), 1810; p. 77.
John & William Neal (A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes), Dublin, 1724; p. 5.
O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 152, p. 182.