Mrs. Crotty’s Christening reel

Also known as The Christening, Mrs. Crotty’s.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with John Brennan’s (a few times), The Mountain Top (a few times) and Mrs Crehan’s (a few times).

Mrs. Crotty’s Christening has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mrs. Crotty's Christening has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Mrs. Crotty's Christening
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~d3B BAFA|A2 dF BAFA|BEED E2E2|(3Bcd ef gfec|
dedA BAFA|A2 dF BAFA|BEEF E2 E2|(3Bcd ef d2 Ad:|
d2 A~d3 Ad|d2 ef gecA|d2 A~d3 FA|B2 AF E2 fe|
d2 A~d3 Ad|d2 ef gecA|d2 A~d3 FA|B2 AF E2 E2:|

Three comments

This is the second tune in a set on John Williams first CD with The Reel with a Birl and Bothar na Sop. He plays these with Micho Russell.

Mrs Crotty’s

The tune by this name on Paul Bradley’s Atlantic Roar is a jig

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Re: Mrs. Crotty’s Christening

One thing I like about this tune, at least the version by the Chieftains, is that excluding that long ‘d’ at the start of the tune, the first two and a half measures are like the first two of "The Bucks of Oranmore" played a beat later. It can sound a lot like "The Bucks" when you’re starting it, if you do it a certain way. I just think it’s interesting how some (possibly unrelated) tunes sound so similar when they go through transformations like this. Another pair I think of off-hand is "The Glen Allen" vs. "The Bag of Spuds" or (second part, at least) "Down the Broom".