From the recording musical bridge
A beautiful, albeit brief melody by the blind harper and composer Turlough O’Carolan, Eleanor Plunkett is a well known air often heard on the harp or other plucked instruments. We thought it would suit the boxes and decided to give it a go. It is said the air of Eleanor Plunkett would have been longer had Ms. Plunkett’s coach driver not scoffed at the lyrics, while it was being created, claiming many of the words were from other songs. Carolan is purported to have tried to clobber the driver with his staff and exclaim “Neither you nor any other person will ever hear more of it but what is already composed!" So that’s the long and particularly short of it!