Planxty and Little Musgrave


Planxty are one of my favourite groups form the early 70’s, consisting of  Christy Moore (vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhrán), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitars), and Liam O’Flynn (uilleann pipes, tin whistle), all of whom had notable subsequent careers, both as solo musicians and members of other groups.  They were active from 1972 – 83 (with a short break), and from 2003 to 2005, from which period the concert below is taken.

Little Musgrave (otherwise known as Matty Groves)

This piece led me to another version from Martin Simpson (who we have heard from before):

And here is the Nic Jones version from 1970, mentioned by Christy Moore:

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