Dandy Dinny Cronin reel

Also known as Dandy Dennis Cronin, Dandy Denny Cronin.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Dandy Dinny Cronin has been added to 7 tune sets.

Dandy Dinny Cronin has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Dandy Dinny Cronin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
Aeed edef|gedg eAAG|Aeed edef|gedB BA A2|
Aeed edef|gefd e2 ed|Bdef g2 ga|gedB BA A2:|
a2 ef g2 ga|gefd efge|a2 ef g2 ga|gedB BA A2|
a2 ef g2 ga|gefd e2 ed|Bdef g2 ga|gedB BA A2:|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Dandy Dinny Cronin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e2 AA e2 ef|gefd e2 (ef)|e2 AA e2 ef|gefd (~BA) A2|
e2 AA e2 ef|gfgd e2 (dB)|d2 ef g2 a2|gefd (~BA) A2||
a2 ef g2 a2|gefd e2 (dB)|a2 ef g2 a2|gefd (~BA) A2|
a2 ef g2 a2|gefd e2 (dB)|d2 ef g2 a2|gefd (~BA) A2||
3
X: 3
T: Dandy Dinny Cronin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 eA eAAf|(3efe fd BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|gefd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|gefd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|fg (3fed BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|gefd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|gefd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg||
aaef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg|aaef fgga|gedB BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg|aaef fgga|gedB BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd BAGB||
A2 eA eAAf|(3efe fd BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|fggd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|e2 fd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|fggd BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|fggd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|gefd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg||
aaef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg|aaef fgga|gedB BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAAe|
aaef .gz (g2|g)efd (3Bcd eg|aaef .gz (g2|g)efd BAAe|
aaef .gz (g2|g)efd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd BAGB||
A2 eA eAAf|gefd BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|fggd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|(3efe fd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAGB|
A2 e3A A2|fggd BAGB|A2 e3A A2|gefd BAGB|
A2 e3A A2|fggd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg||
aaef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg|aaef fgga|gedB BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd Bc d2|Bdef fgga|gefd BAAe|
aaef (g4|g)efd (3Bcd eg|aaef (g4|g)efd BAAe|
aaef .gz (g2|g)efd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAGB||
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: Dandy Dinny Cronin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:A2 eA eAAf|gefd BAGB|A2 eA eAAf|fggd BAGB|
A2 eA eAAf|e2 fd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAGB:|
|:aaef fgga|gefd (3Bcd eg|aaef fgga|gedB BAAe|
aaef fgga|gefd Bc d2|(3Bcd ef fgga|gefd BAAe:|
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Dandy Dinny Cronin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:Aeed ~e2de|ge~e2 gedB|Aeed ~e2de|gedB BAAG|
Aeed ~e3f|~g2fg efge|dged gdeg|edgd BAAG:|
|:agef ~g3f|~g2fg efge|a2ef ~g3e|dged baag|
agef ~g3f|~g2fg efge|dged ~g2fg|edgd BAAG:|

Twelve comments

Dandy Denny

A reel which in my experience is 100% associated with the North of Ireland. Bernie Stocks ( of "The Microphone’s Rambles" fame ) lived in Aberdeen for several years and gave me a tape once of various Belfast musicians, including Dermy Diamond whose main instrument at the time was the banjo. This was one of the reels played. I got the name of it from "La Lugh’s" CD, "Brighid’s Kiss" and the sleeve notes say they also got the tune from Dermy, who got it from Desi Wilkinson. A slightly different version was recorded by Frankie Kennedy on the 1st "Altan" LP. It’s the 3rd tune in a set of 3 reels which only gives 2 names. A simple tune, but with real drive in it.

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Tape Worm?

Is Bernie the "Tape Worm"? I’ve been given numerous tapes of sessions around Ireland recorded by this fellow from the mid-80s and early 90s. Some great stuff. Tunes I’ve never heard on some of them.

Thanks for the tune Kenny.

Not Bernie

There was some discussion about the "Tapeworm" a week or so ago, and the answer would be "no", Jack. Doesn’t sound at all like the Bernie Stocks I knew. Thought I should clear that up.

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This is "Over the Water to Bessie," isn’t it?

This is a cool northern tune, which I recently recorded from Radio Ulster’s programme Culan. The player is Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, and this tune is called "Over the Water to Bessie": the same tune on "Altan." I’m not really sure, but what Gian Marco posted on this site might not be the real "Over the Water to Bessie." I need someone else to confirm this.

O’Neill’s Version

O’Neills #1467

As collected by Mr. Beamish

X;1
T: Dandy Denny Cronin
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:A
e2 AA e2 ef | gefd e2 (ef) | e2 AA e2 ef | gefd (~BA) A2 |
e2 AA e2 ef | gfgd e2 (dB) | d2 ef g2 a2 | gefd (~BA) A2 ||
a2 ef g2 a2 | gefd e2 (dB) | a2 ef g2 a2 | gefd (~BA) A2 |
a2 ef g2 a2 | gefd e2 (dB) | d2 ef g2 a2 | gefd (~BA) A2 |]

Re: Dandy Dinny Cronin

As noted above, in O Neill’s 1870 Melodies the title is Dandy Denny Cronin.

Don’t know why the main header is spelled Dinny.

Played by Matt Molloy

At 2’53"
https://youtu.be/XrR0wQaEwPA?t=173

I suppose this is the source of the X:5 transcription ?
Called erroneously by Fleadh TV "Pigeon on the Gate"…
(The present tune as been posted under "Frankie Kennedy’s" name here https://thesession.org/tunes/3616)
I allways regret that, very often, settings of tunes don’t give place to comments by transcribers revealing their origin/source. Especially when it is the way one transcriber plays it…
Jeremy, it would be fine if you could allow the O: or S: ABC fields in the submission of a setting !

Re: Dandy Dinny Cronin

Hi Didier, that video isn’t the one I transcribed the tune from.

I transcribed the tune from a video that was Matt Molloy by himself, no accompaniment.

You seem to imply that I would post my personal version and claim it was transcribed from a famous player.

I would never do such a dishonest thing. I do believe I’ve been clear as to whether a setting is my own, or heard at session, or found in a collection, or transcribed from a recording.

In fact I don’t play Dandy Denny Cronin quite like the Matt Molloy transcription I posted.