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PLANXTY SWEENEY. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). The subject has not been identified, according to Donal O'Sullivan (1958).
Source for notated version: “From M.S. Mrs. Close” [Stanford/Petrie]. Mrs. Close was a friend of artist and collector George Petrie (1790-1866) and was originally from County Galway.
Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 164, p. 111. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 164, p. 189. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 877, p. 219.