John Crossey reel

By Aidan Crossey

John Crossey has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: John Crossey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2FA DAFA|A2FA DAFA|GABc dfed|1 fdec dBAF:|2 fdec defg||
|:f2df Afdf|f2df Afdf|g2cg Bgcg|B3d dBcA|
f2df Afdf|f2df Afdf|gfed dBcA|GFEF D4:|

Five comments

Some background

This, the most recent tune I’ve composed (on mandolin) was written as a tribute to my late granda, John Crossey, of Derrymacash, Co. Armagh.

A great man for the crack and if there’s a God, then I’m sure he’ll be good to him!

By the way

I have a rake of original compositions available via my website, Pay The Reckoning. I’ll post a few of my personal favourites here over the next few days.

In the meantime, you’re welcome to have a look for yourselves at

Aidan Crossey

John Crossey

I was interested to see your tribute to your late grandad, John Crossey. My great grandad was also a John Crossey, although born in Bath in the mid 1800’s. I’ll have to include it in my repetoire, and you never know, between the two of us, it could become a regular feature in other sessions!

Keith Crossey

Nice tune Aidan! Nice and… not so easy! A bit of a finger-crosser on tin-whistle that one! (part2 bar3)