The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6422   Message #37208
Posted By: Barbara
06-Sep-98 - 12:51 AM
Thread Name: Planxty?
Subject: RE: Planxty?
I've read of O'Carolan, and I don't know how accurate it is, that he traveled south and spent some time in the Italian court and people like Scarlatti influenced his composition style afterwards. If true, is it possible that 'planxty' is a permutation of another language, and could mean anything from 'song' or '"slow tune' to 'Kerchel # in honor of ...'?
Blessings,
Barbara