Crowley’s reel

Also known as Crowley’s #1, Crowley’s No. 1, Crowley’s No.1, Fin’s Favourite, Master Crowley’s, Master Crowleys.

There are 61 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Crowley’s (lots of times), The Cameronian (a few times), The Blackberry Blossom (a few times), Lord McDonald’s (a few times) and The Nine Points Of Roguery (a few times).

Crowley’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Crowley's has been added to 305 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Crowley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|A3d B2dB|ADFD ADFD|A3A BABc|dfeg fddB|
ADFA B2 dB|ADFD ADFD|A3A BABc|d2 eg fdde||
f3a g2fg|eA c/B/A eA c/B/A|f3a g2 fg|afge fdde|
f3a g2fg|eA c/B/A eA c/B/A|f3a g2 fg|afge fd d||
X: 2
T: Crowley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB|"D"AFAd "G"B2dB|"D"AD D/D/D AD D/D/D|AFAd "G"BABc|"A"defg "D"fddB|
ADAd "G"B2dB|"D"AD D/D/D AD D/D/D|AFAd "G"BABc|"A"defg "D"fdde||
fa a/a/f "G"g/g/g fg|"A"eA A/A/A eA A/A/A|"D"df f/e/f "G"g2fg|"D"afge "G"fdde|
"D"fa a/a/f "G"g2fg|"A"eA A/A/A eA A/A/A|"D"df f/e/f "G"g2fg|"D"afge "G"fdd2||
X: 3
T: Crowley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|AFdA B2 dB|AD D2 AD D2|AFAd BGBc|d2 eg fddB|
AFdA B2 dB|AD D2 AD D2|AFAd BABc|d2 eg fd d2||
|:fafa g2 fg|eA (3cBA eA (3cBA|Af f2 g2 fg|(3agf (3gfe fdde|
(3fga fa g2 fg|eA (3cBA eA (3cBA|Af f2 g2 fg|(3agf (3gfe fd d2||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Lovely reel.Great fun playing it.

Whenever I hear it, this cheerful wee number immediately conjures up Cathal McConnell live for me! It’s a smashin vision so it is!

News to me….

I’ve never come across "Master" Crowley’s in Bm. Usually E dorian these days, but I first heard Roy Gullane of the "Tannahill Weavers" play it on banjo in the 1970s in D dorian, and that was the common key for it in those days, in the UK, anyway.
As for this particular "Crowley’s", I recommend the version recorded by Finbar Furey, and also Matt Molloy as a solo on one of the Chieftains records, I seem to remember.

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