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X: 41 T: Sir Ulick Burk B: A COLECTION of the most Celebrated Irish Tunes2 p.5a M: C| L: 1/8 K: Dm |:\ dcde f2(ed) | (cd)(cA) G2FE | F2FD FGAB | AGA^C DEFG | F2 (F/G/A) G2G2 | AGAd c3c | dcde fgfe | (ed)(dc) A4 | c2 (c/d/e) d2 (e/f/g) | (fe)(dc) A2(GF) | c2 (B/c/d) (cA)(FA) | (GF)(ED) D4 :| |:\ A,DDC DEFD | EDEC EFGE | F2c2 cdcG | A2d2 d4 | fefg (f/g/a) (gf) | edef (e/f/g) (fe) | dcde fefg | A2 (F/G/A) G4 | cAAd c2c2 | d2 (e/f/g) fe(dc) | AGAF (cA)(dA) | (GF)ED D4 :|



SIR ULICK BURKE(, PLANXTY). (Pleraca Saoi Ulic Buaircac). AKA and see “Carolan’s Cap (2),” "Planxty Sir Ulick Burke." Irish, Planxty (cut time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O’Sullivan): AABB (O’Neill, Stanford/Petrie). Composed by the blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Sir Ulick Burke, the third Baronet of Glinsk, County Galway, was the half-brother of Sir Festus Burke, the 5th Baronet of the same holding. The Burkes were a Norman family with 'modern' aspirations, according to Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (1998).

P.W. Joyce prints the tune under the title “Carolan’s Cap (2)” in his Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - “From Neal’s collection” (originally published in Dublin, 1726) [Stanford/Petrie].

Printed sources : - Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 8, p. 29. John & William Neal (A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes), 1724; p. 5. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 242. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 687, p. 126. O’Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958; No. 8, p. 107. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 730, p. 183. Wright (Aria di Camera), London, 1727; No. 45.

Recorded sources: -



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