The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6422   Message #37646
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
09-Sep-98 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Planxty?
Subject: RE: Planxty?
Not necessarily. They only said "Cf.", meaning "compare". The Shorter OED says "origin unknown" and "Anglo-Irish". The definition is "A lively tune in triplets for harp, fiddle, etc., slower than a jig; a dance to this." So the differences are that the good folks at Oxford think planxties are lively, not mournful, and they don't mention any Welsh connection. Are there Welsh planxties? Are there mournful ones?