Nóra Críona jig

Also known as Hushed Be Sorrow’s Sigh, Lesbia Hath A Beaming Eye, Metal Bridge, The Metal Bridge, Nora Chreena, Nora Chrionna, Nora Creena, Nora Criona, Nora Crionna, Nóra Críonna, Norah’, Old Nora, Wise Nora.

There are 45 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with When Sick Is It Tea That You Want? (a few times), The Banks Of Newfoundland (a few times), The Bride’s Favourite (a few times), Old Joe’s (a few times) and Rory Gallagher’s (a few times).

Nóra Críona has been added to 9 tune sets.

Nóra Críona has been added to 166 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Nóra Críona
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2A BAG|A2B cBA|dBd gdB|AdB BAF|
G2A BAG|dcB ABd|gaf gdB|A2B cBA:|
dBd gdB|ded dBc|dBd gdB|A2B cBA|
dBd gdB|ded def|gfa gdB|A2B cBA|
dBd gdB|ded dBc|dBd gdB|A2B cBA|
dBd ece|fdf g2a|bge dBG|A2B cBA||
X: 2
T: Nóra Críona
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:.G.G.G G2A | BAG d2B | .G.G.G GAB | A2B cBA |
G3 G2A | BAG dcB | AFA fef | A2B cBA :|
|: .d.d.d .dcB | BAG d2B | .d.d.d dcB | A2B c3 |
.d.e.d .dcB | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA :|
|: BGG G3 | BGG G3 | AFF cFF | AFF cFF |
BGG dGG | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA |
| BGG dGG | BGG dGG | AFF cFF | AFF cFF |
BGG dGG | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA ||
|: GB/c/d GB/c/d | GB/c/d dBG | GB/c/d GB/c/d | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d GB/c/d | GB/c/d dBG | GB/c/d f3 | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d gB/c/d | GB/c/d gdB | GB/c/d gdB | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d fB/c/d | gB/c/d g2a | b2g agf | A2B cBA ||
|: GBd g3 | g3 gdB | GBd gf/e/d | edB cBA |
GBd g3 | gba g2a | b2g agf | A2B cBA :|
|: dBG GDG | BGB d2B | dBG GFG | .A.A.A cBA |
dBG GDG | BGB dcB | AFA fef | A2B cBA |
dBG GDG | BGB d2B | dBG GFG | .A.A.A cBA |
BDD cDD | dDD cDD | d^cd fef | A2B cBA ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Nóra Críona
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GFG BAG | A2 B cBA | B2 d gdB | AGA cBA |
GFG BAG | A2 B cBA | f/g/af gdB | AGA cBA :|
|: B2 d gdB | dGB dgd | B2 d gdB | AGA cBA |
B2 d gdB | dGB def | gfe dcB | AGA cBA :|
X: 4
T: Nóra Críona
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: F3 AGF | G2 A BAG | cAc fcA | G2 A BAG |
ABA AGF | cBA GAc | f2 e fcA |[1 G2 A BAG :|[2 G2 A B2 G ||
|: c=Bc fcA | cdc cAB | c=Bc fcA | G2 A BAG |
[1 c=Bc fcA | cdc cde | fgf fcA | G2 A BAG :|
[2 c=Bc d^cd | ede f2 g | a/g/fd cAF | G2 A BAG |]
X: 5
T: Nóra Críona
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G3 BAG | A2 B cBA | dBd gdB | A2 B cBA |
BcB BAG | dcB ABd | g2 f gdB |[1 A2 B cBA :|[2 A2 B c2 A ||
|: d^cd gdB | ded dBc | d^cd gdB | A2 B cBA |
[1 d^cd gdB | ded def | gag gdB | A2 B cBA :|
[2 d^cd e^de | fef g2 a | b/a/ge dBG | A2 B cBA |]

Fifteen comments

Source: Mary Bergin : "Fead

Nora Crionna

I came across this tune on Galway flute master Sean Moloney’s recent solo album. I think it’s identical to what Paul McGrattan and Paul O’Shaughnessy recorded as the jig version of Colliers Reel.

Don’t get it?

Sorry, slainte - I just don’t see any similarity betwen "Nora Crionna" and "The Collier’s Jig", posted on this website under it’s alternative title of "Do You Want Anymore?". To my ears , they are two distinct tunes. Am I missing something? Maybe the 2 Pauls got the name wrong. What does Sean Moloney call it?

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Sorry, I confused two different tracks of the recording. This is actually what those two Pauls recorded as Lilliburlero Jig. It seems they don’t have the correct name for it. Sean Moloney has it through Galway piper Emmet Gill.

Sorry for too much pedagogic comments above. If this were a jig version of Colliers Reel, my information would be very useful. But actually it was a mistake.

Dicky Deegan’s Version

|:G3 G2A | BAG d2B | G3 GAB | A2B cBA |
G3 G2A | BAG dcB | AFA fef | A2B cBA :|
|: ddd dcB | BAG d2B | ddd dcB | A2B c3 |
ded dcB | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA :|
|: BGG G3 | BGG G3 | AFF cFF | AFF cFF |
BGG dGG | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA |
| BGG dGG | BGG dGG | AFF cFF | AFF cFF |
BGG dGG | BAG ABc | d^cd fef | A2B cBA ||
|: GB/c/d GB/c/d | GB/c/d dBG | GB/c/d GB/c/d | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d GB/c/d | GB/c/d dBG | GB/c/d f3 | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d gB/c/d | GB/c/d gdB | GB/c/d gdB | A2B cBA |
GB/c/d fB/c/d | gB/c/d g2a | b2g agf | A2B cBA ||
|: GBd g3 | g3 gdB | GBd gf/e/d | edB cBA |
GBd g3 | gba g2a | b2g agf | A2B cBA :|
|: dBG GDG | BGB d2B | dBG GFG | AAA cBA |
dBG GDG | BGB dcB | AFA fef | A2B bBA |
dBG GDG | BGB d2B | dBG GFG | AAA cBA |
BDD cDD | dDD cDD | d^cd fef | A2B cBA ||

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Is this the first tune in the set titled Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye on Conal O’Grada’s new album Cnoc Bui? He does an amazing job with it!

This version of Nora Criona is pretty much as Willie Clancy played it (he also had set dance and piece versions). Lesbia.. is an extended version of the tune which is, under that title, in O’Neill’s MOI

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Nora Críona

I know this as The Metal Bridge.
I was in fact looking for the Nora Críona as played for inst. by Maeve Donnelly. That’s the version (a kind of air) Willie Clancy used to play in the back room in Friel’s.

Yeah, this tune shows up under the title ‘Metal Bridge’ in the Bulmer and Sharpley "Music of Ireland" series (book 3, tune 46). But the title Metal Bridge also applies to another jig, Boys of the Town:
https://thesession.org/tunes/1264

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“The Metal Bridge” ~ Bulmer & Sharpley

"Music From Ireland, Volume Three"
Dave Bulmer & Neal Sharpley, 1976
ISBN: 0-9503784-4-5


X: 3
T: Metal Bridge, The
B: "Music From Ireland, Volume Three", Bulmer & Sharpley, page 16, tune #46
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: GMaj
|: GFG BAG | A2 B cBA | B2 d gdB | AGA cBA |
GFG BAG | A2 B cBA | f/g/af gdB | AGA cBA :|
|: B2 d gdB | dGB dgd | B2 d gdB | AGA cBA |
B2 d gdB | dGB def | gfe dcB | AGA cBA :|