Cronin’s Kitchen polka

Also known as John Clifford’s No. 1, Keane’s, Seán Keane’s.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cronin's Kitchen has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Cronin's Kitchen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: AB cd | ef g2 | ag/e/ dB | AB G2 |
A>B cd | ef ge/g/ | ag/e/ dB | A2 A2 :|
|: ag ed | ef ge | ag/e/ dB | AB G2 |
A>B cd | ef g2 | a/b/a/g/ e/d/B | A2 A2 :|
X: 2
T: Cronin's Kitchen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: AB cd | ef g2 | a>g ed | B>A G2 |
A>B cd | ef ge | ag/e/ dB | A2 A2 :|
|: ag ed | ef g2 | ag ed | BA G2 |
A>B cd | ef ge | ag/e/ dB | A2 A2 :|
X: 3
T: Cronin's Kitchen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: D |EF GA | Bc df | e>d BA | FE DF |
E>F GA | Bc dB | ed B/A/F | E2- E :|
|: d |e/f/e/d/ B2 | B/c/d eg/f/ | e>d BA | FE D2 |
EE/F/ G>A | Bc dc/B/ | e>d AF | E2- E :|
X: 4
T: Cronin's Kitchen
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AB cd |ef g2|a>g ed|B>A G2|
A>B cd|ef ge|ag/e/ dB|A2 A2:|
|:ag ed|ef g2|ag ed|BA G2|
A>B cd|ef ge| ag/e/ dB|A2 A2:|
# Added by Nico .

Five comments

“Cronin’s Kitchen Polka”

I did search for this but only found nearlies, no exact version of this particular polka, but you know how easy it is to miss the connection.

This tune is also to be found in Breandan Breathnach’s second collection, "Ceol Rince". Here’s a transcript of that showing it’s differences from the one I’ve given:

K: A Dorian
AB cd | ef g2 | a>g ed | B>A G2 |
A>B cd | ef ge | ag/e/ dB | A2 A2 :|
ag ed | ef g2 | ag ed | BA G2 |
A>B cd | ef ge | ag/e/ dB | A2 A2 :|

“Cronin’s Kitchen Polka” ~ E Dorian & a few other ways with it

E Dorian
|: D |
EF GA | Bc df | e>d BA | FE DF |
E>F GA | Bc dB | ed B/A/F | E2- E :|
|: d |
e/f/e/d/ B2 | B/c/d eg/f/ | e>d BA | FE D2 |
EE/F/ G>A | Bc dc/B/ | e>d AF | E2- E :|

Posted by Cuanshore as the Broken Wheel:

X: 1
T: Broken Wheel, The
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: Ador
|:AB cd |ef g2|a>g ed|B>A G2|
A>B cd|ef ge|ag/e/ dB|A2 A2:|
|:ag ed|ef g2|ag ed|BA G2|
A>B cd|ef ge| ag/e/ dB|A2 A2:|

https://thesession.org/tunes/10875

There’s absolutely no information on the manuscript of this polka except for the date May 1800.
# Posted on November 30th 2010 by Cuanshore

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My comments from the duplicate

This is the first polka on track three of Brendan Begley and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh’s new recording, that they call Sean Keane’s. They play it in Edorian, rather than Adorian as shown here.

Ador is nice on the pipes.
# Posted on December 1st 2010 by Nico
Also, as a side comment, it should be noted that polkas as polkas didn’t really occur until the 1850s, so although this is now a polka, and can (and might as well) be added under the polka section, it is more likely it was played as a march or a song tune or something else entirely at that date.

Some of the reels posted also seem a little early for Irish music, reels having only really entered the repertoire in the 1800s.
# Posted on December 1st 2010 by Nico

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“Cronin’s Kitchen Polka”

Johnny O’Leary called this tune "John Clifford’s No.1" (and it’s in G), while at http://www.irishtune.info/tune/1535/ it’s called "Pádraig O’Keeffe’s" with a couple of other alternative titles.