A “planxty” in Irish folk-music was a type of piece usually composed for harp in tribute to the nominee. “Emma Coulthard’s Planxty” (or “Planxty Emma Coulthard” - I can never decide which is the better title and have used both) is a short piece commissioned by Artsada Ltd for Emma Coulthard in 2017. It asks for a glissando headjoint (of the kind developed by flutist Robert Dick) to be used for slide effects. The electronics part, created in the “Kenaxis” software environment, is derived from pre-recorded samples of Emma Coulthard’s playing, manipulated using delay, granular synthesis, and distortion of pitch and timbre. The piece is simply a set of variations on a theme, heard at the outset, derived from the letters of Emma Coulthard’s name mapped onto a chromatic scale.