Colonel Manus O'Donnell

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 Theme code Index    1H2H7b7b 5125
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Turlough O'Carolan
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    One part
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Donal O'Sullivan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Carolan: The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 126, pp. 169-169
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1958
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COLONEL MANUS O'DONNELL. Irish, Planxty (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by blind Irish harpter Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738). According to Donal O'Sullivan (1958), O'Donnell (d. 1736) was from Newport, County Mayo, who Elinor, daughter of Roger Maguire. It was in the Colonel's house that his daughter Anne married Henry MacDermott Roe, with Carolan in attendance, and on various other occasions Carolan composed tunes for the Colonel's sons. O'Donnell's elegy was written by another harper, Carolan's friend Charles MacCabe [O'Sullivan].

Printed sources: Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 126, p. 90–91. O'Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958.