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, Ríl Uí Chruaidhlaoich.

There are 70 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Crowley’s appears in 4 other tune collections.

Crowley’s has been added to 12 tune sets.

Crowley's has been added to 321 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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||
2
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||
3
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 .

Eight 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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Has anyone herd of Vincent Griffin. He is a fiddle player and has released an album Traditional Fiddle Music from County Clare that contains Crowely’s