Pride Of The Bronx
Requested by craic90. This is from the recording made by Oisin MacDiarmada, Brian Fitzgerald,and Brian Rooney. I recently posted a reel,
This shares a lot with Kerryman’s Daughter, kinda like so many Amin/Ador tunes sound alike. Different enough to be interesting though….
Thank you very much, Kenny. I have been searching this tune for a long time, heard it often played in Co. Clare in a set with the reel version of Charlie Harris polka, named John Blessings.
This title was attached to a key-of-D setting recorded by Johnny Cronin in the 1970s on his Shanchie LP with Joe "Banjo" Burke and pianist Gerry Wallace (all three sady no longer with us). It’s a relative of a reel recorded by Johnny’s Brother Paddy in the 1950s and called variously "The Purty Girls" or "Purring Girls of Our Town." Padraig O"Keeffe was Paddy Cronin’s source.
Go here for a setting in D: https://thesession.org/tunes/5621.
John Williams calls this tune "McGreevy’s Favorite" on his self-titled album. If its not a mistaken naming, this is probably another tune associated with Johnny (or is it Jimmy) McGreevy.
Re: The Pride Of The Bronx
The Pride Of The Bronx, X:2
As played by Deanta.