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Planxty Irwin/Colonel John Irwin - Carolan (1670-1738)


musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:36
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(See below for the presentation in English).
Depuis son retour de la Guerre des Flandres, après le Traité d'Utrecht signé en 1713, le jeune colonel John Irwin vivait à Tanrego House, près de la Baie de Ballysadare (ou Ballisodare), dans le comté de Sligo. Carolan lui dédia cet air, ventant la noblesse, la bravoure et le caractère enjoué du "brave colonel près de la mer" dont on suppose qu'il fut l'hôte, puisque par définition un "planxty" (gaél. pléráca) était un hommage musical rendu à un "patron", en remerciement du gîte et du couvert (et d'un bon whisky).
(Informations tirées de Donal O'Sullivan : "Carolan - The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper", 2001 - Ossian Publications Ltd.)
• La mélodie est jouée sur un dulcimer (noyer/épicéa) produit par Stoney End, Red Wing MN, USA :
https://www.stoneyend.com/
• L'accompagnement est joué sur un dulcimer (cornouiller/noyer) fabriqué en hiver 2018 par Mr. Jack Ferguson à Salem, VA, USA :
https://www.facebook.com/appflutes/
• Accordage 1-5-8 (Do-Sol-Do')
Une tablature (gratuite) est à télécharger sur mon blog :
http://dulcibricabrac.canalblog.com/pages/tablatures/38195578.html
• Image d'ouverture : le Prince Eugène et le Duc de Marlborough à la bataille d' Audenarde le 11 juillet 1708, par John Wootton (1682-1764) - source Sotheby's.
• Image de clôture : bataille de Seneffe - guerre de Hollande (1674) d'après Dupressoir (vers 1838-1849).
• Diverses vues de la Baie de Ballysadare et des environs, par :
1) Zxcode sur Wikimedia Commons :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ballysadare-bay.jpg
2) Andreas F. Borchert sur Wikimedia Commons :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AFBorchert
3) Martin Pociecha sur Pixabay :
https://pixabay.com/fr/users/martinpociecha-1535882/
4) Niallo77 sur Wikimedia Commons :
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ox_Mountains.jpg
Toutes images (sauf n°3) sous licence Creative commons CC BY-SA 3.0 :
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.fr

Since his return from the Flanders War, after the Treaty of Utrecht signed in 1713, the young Colonel John Irwin was living at Tanrego House, near Ballysadare (or Ballisodare) Bay, in County Sligo. Carolan dedicated this tune to him, touting the nobility, bravery and playfulness of the "gallant colonel near the sea" who is supposed to be the host, since by definition a "planxty" (Gael. pléráca) was a musical homage paid to a "patron", in gratitude for board and lodging (and a good whiskey).
(Information taken from Donal O'Sullivan : "Carolan - The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper", 2001 - Ossian Publications Ltd.)
• The melody was played on a dulcimer (walnut/spruce) produced by Stoney End, Red Wing, MN, USA :
https://www.stoneyend.com/
• The accompaniment was played on a dulcimer (dogwood/walnut) made in winter 2018 by Mr. Jack Ferguson in Salem, VA, USA :
https://www.facebook.com/appflutes/
• Tuning 1-5-8 (C-G-c)
A (free) tablature may be dowloaded from my blog :
http://dulcibricabrac.canalblog.com/pages/tablatures/38195578.html
• Opening image : Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough at the Battle of Oudenaarde on July 11, 1708, by John Wootton (1682-1764) - source Sotheby's.
• Closing image : Battle of Seneffe - Dutch War (1674) after Dupressoir (circa 1838-1849).
• Various views of Ballysadare Bay and the surrounding area, by :
1) Zxcode on Wikimedia Commons :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ballysadare-bay.jpg
2) Andreas F. Borchert on Wikimedia Commons :
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AFBorchert
3) Martin Pociecha on Pixabay :
https://pixabay.com/fr/users/martinpociecha-1535882/
4) Niallo77 on Wikimedia Commons :
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ox_Mountains.jpg
All images (except #3) licensed under Creative commons CC BY-SA 3.0 license :
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en.
kjb
03/27/21 11:45:16AM @kjb:

Well played.  I love O’Carrolan tunes.  Thanks for posting.


Ariane
03/01/21 06:58:55AM @ariane:

Wonderfully played!

Many greetings from Germany

Ariane


dulcidom
03/01/21 04:33:48AM @dulcidom:

Oups !  Sometimes my ducimer stings, but it mostly has st r ings ... !  Sorry for the misspelling blinders


dulcidom
03/01/21 04:23:24AM @dulcidom:

Thank you, John. Clergy'Lamentation I 'd play in Dm indeed : CGc tuning with a capo 1st fret.

(I do prefer CGc tuning because I'm using relatively strong stings and my fingers won't endure DAd... ! shakeNo


John Turner
02/28/21 02:24:18PM @john-turner:

Hello Dulcidom. Lovely playing in C on your dulcimer of O'Carolan piece. Some of his minor key tunes like Clergy's Lamentation are worth trying tuning to a minor key if possible !?

All the Best. John T. England.


Dusty Turtle
02/24/21 11:34:52AM @dusty-turtle:

Quel beau morceau!


Robin Thompson
02/24/21 09:12:23AM @robin-thompson:

Dulcidom, you play these tunes so beautifully and the images are lovely.