Requested by Andee, who had the good manners to say "thanks" when I posted another of her requests. Johnny Cronin is/was ? a fiddler - I think the brother of Paddy. he made one recording I know of on "Shanachie" along with banjo-player Joe Burke. A fine collection of tunes as I recall.
Yaayy! Thanks again Kenny—I’m excited to learn this tune—and I obviously couldn’t pick out on my own, so now I’ll be able to do it much easier!!
Hey, this tune being posted was like getting an extra little Christmas present!
Johnny Cronin was indeed Paddy’s brother, he passed away a few years ago. His brother Paddy is still alive & kicking in Boston. Johnny was a complete wild man, very funny & a hell of a fiddler as well. He lived in New York City & was originally from Sliabh Luachra area if I remember correctly. Both brothers have a nice Sliabh hop mixed with a heavy dash of Coleman’s music which was the order of the day.
Thanks , "Touchy" - extra information always appreciated. Shame he’s not around any more.
Paddy’s son, Vinnie, lives here in SF and plays flute. He’s carrying on the complete wild man, very funny & a hell of a musician tradition as well.
Lovely tune. It’s the first tune here. The usual Clare suspects start it on the 3rd part as written above.
Re: Johnny Cronin’s
This tune can be found in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922) as "Kitty O’Neill".