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 6 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 :|

Eleven 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 |]

Dandy Dinny Cronin,, X:3

Tiarnan’s version from Ceol is Phiob

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Dandy Dinny Cronin, X:4

A shorter version.

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Dandy Dinny Cronin, X:5

Transcribed from Matt Molloy’s playing.

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 !