Planxty Crilly by Turlough Carolan (1670-1738). Arr. John Feeley
Planxty Crilly by Turlough Carolan (1670-1738); arranged for guitar by John Feeley. In notation & Tab; with fingering.
Although today Carolan is known chiefly for his instrumental music, many of the tunes attributed to him originally had lyrics when first composed. He wrote and dedicated songs and melodies for his patrons, and although the identification of the benefactor associated with this piece is uncertain he/she may be connected to the Crilly family who lived in County Louth, a place which Carolan visited on a number of occasions. Planxty Crilly is perhaps more instrumental in character than many of his other compositions with some fast rhythms and quite a wide melodic range which suggests it was meant to be played rather than sung. Check out my live performance at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npvHwsPclj4