Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Banthiarna Rigson / Lady Wrixon - Turloch O'Carolan

According to the "Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin - Turlough O'Carolan" page at, "This tune has been taken from that very rare publication of Carolan's compositions, published by O'Neill, of Christ Church yard,Dublin, about the year 1721; and as such it has never received a place in any of the subsequent publications of Irish tunes, O'Sullivan has decided to reproduce the work in the hope of giving it a permanent existance. ... Dónal O'Sullivan 1 vol. edition 2001." [Courtesy of Vivian & Jack Hennessey, Jan, 2006].


Musique ancienne d'Irlande-Tab trouvée sur le site de Jean Banwarth

Celtic Mystic 03 Planxty lady wrixen [Discover the magic of the celtic music....get ready for a deep meditation]

  •, "Folk Songs from O' Neills Music of Ireland" Scored by John Chambers for flute in G minor. "Unknown trad. author [Carolan credited in ABC and sheet music] - Originally collected by Francis O'Neill around the turn of the 20th Century."
  • Old Music Project, "Complete Works of Turlough O'Carolan" Fleamarket copy of Donal O'Sullivan [1958], No. 169. MIDI file, ABC and sheet music in A [but with some of the Ds sharped, following Sullivan].

Andrew Kuntz in "Fiddler's Companion" at has this:
PLANXTY LADY WRIXON. AKA ‑ "Pleraca Beantigearna Rigson." AKA and see "Lady Wrixon." Irish, Air or Planxty (6/8 time, "lively"). G Dorian. Standard tuning. AAB. Composed by blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 238. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 675, pg. 122.

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