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X:030occ % T:Richard Cusack C:Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) Q:Con Brio B:Complete Works Of Turlough O'Carolan (PB - no pub - no date - fleamarket find) Z:to Noteworthy and MIDI by Chris Gilb; Translation to ABC and GIF copy by Vince Brennan I:abc2nwc M:6/8 L:1/8 K:D (3A/2B/2c/2|d2d dcd|=c2c cAc|B2B BGB|=cAA A2 (3A/2B/2^c/2| d2d de=f|=c2c cAc|BGB A2G|FDD D2|| D/4E/4F/4G/4|A2G ABc|dAG FDD|DEF GAB|=cAA A2 (3A/2B/2^c/2| d2d dBd|=c2c cAc|BGB ABG|FDD D2|]

RICHARD CUSACK. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The composition often credited to blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Donal O’Sullivan included the melody in his definitive work on O’Carolan, and says that the words set to it are attributed to the bard in collector Edward Bunting's source material. O'Sullivan is of the opionion that, since the words fit the melody perfectly, the tune is Carolan's work as well. He believes the title refers to one of the Cusacks of Rockfield in the parish of Aughrim, County Roscommon.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The (Edward) Bunting manuscripts [O'Sullivan]. O'Sullivan says that Bunting apparently noted the tune in Galway.

Printed sources : - Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 30, p. 40. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 30, p. 118.

Recorded sources: -

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