The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6422   Message #37204
Posted By: O'Boyle
05-Sep-98 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: Planxty?
Subject: RE: Planxty?
To expand on Bruce O.'s answer.... Planxtys can be in any time signature, but usually fall into 6/8 and are therfore played as jigs. They are a song composed for and dedicated to patron. They were usually composed on the harp, which may explain the loose time signaure. O'Carolan was a blind Irish harper in the early 18th century who composed many planxtys.