Well, I can once more record, though neither the equipment nor the space is very good for sound. So be it, for now. I want to get these out of the way before I leave on a trip in the morning; no time for lots of takes or more practice and polishing. Still, I won't disown any of these. All on a treble English.
First, Princess Royal. This is the Morris dance version from the village of Bampton, which I've played for so many years that I'm sure it doesn't exactly match the tune as I got it from the Bacon book. In fact, it's slightly different each time I play it. (I'm wondering why I put in so many "twiddlies" this time around; I don't usually. ) The bits of harmony in the second slows are something that just crept in somewhere along the line.
As has been noted, Princess Royal became such a "pop" tune that even its authorship (like that of Shakespeare's works) has been disputed. But it's not the only Carolan tune that's been recycled. Here's one that's heard more often than you might think:
Because these days it's much better known as a Northumbrian tune:
Interestingly enough, the most likely candidates for the person named in the title both had lifetimes overlapping Carolan's. But the title here suggests to me that the tune was used for a song, and as with Bold Nelson's Praise!, the composition/renaming could have occurred long after the protagonist's death.
Last (for today) is O'Carolan's Farewell to Music, to which I've added harmonies (but not "chords" ):