Johnny Cronin’s reel

Also known as Cronin’s, Johnny Cronin’s Fancy, Kitty O’Neill.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Mayor Harrison’s Fedora (a few times).

Johnny Cronin’s has been added to 8 tune sets.

Johnny Cronin's has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Johnny Cronin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 FG EGDE | GFGA BcdB | eB B2 dBAF | GBAG EDEF |
G2 FG EGDE | GFGA BcdB | eB B2 dBAF | GBAF G4 :|
Bdd^c d2 d=c | Bd d2 efgd | Bdd^c dBGB | c2 AG FGAc |
Bdd^c d2 d=c | Bd d2 efga | bgaf gfed | cBAG FGAc :|
BGGF G2 Ac | BG G2 Bdgd | BGGF G2 AB | c2 AG FGAc |
BGGF G2 Ac | BG G2 Bdga | bgaf gfed | cBAG FGAc :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Johnny Cronin's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 FG EFDE | G3 A Bcdg | eB ~B2 dBAF | GBAG FDEF |
G2 FG EFDE | G3A Bcdg | eB ~B2 dBAF | GBAF G2 (3DEF :|
|: Bdd^c d2 dA | Bd d2 efgd | Bdd^c dBGB | cBAG FGAc |
Bdd^c d2 dA | Bd d2 efga | bgaf gedB | cBAG FGAc :|
|: BGGF G3A | BG G2 Bdgd | BGGF G2 AB | cBAG FGAc |
BGGF G3A | BG G2 Bdga | bgaf gedB | cBAG FGAc :|]

Eight comments

Johnny Cronin’s

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.

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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!!

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Hey, this tune being posted was like getting an extra little Christmas present!

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Johnny Cronin

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.

Johnny Cronin

Thanks , "Touchy" - extra information always appreciated. Shame he’s not around any more.

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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.

Re: Johnny Cronin’s

This tune can be found in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922) as "Kitty O’Neill".