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CONSIDINE'S GROVE{S} ("Tor-Cpoille Ui Constantin" or "Rot-Coille Ui Consaidiun"). AKA and see "Cronin of Kerry," "Dinny Ryan's," "Game of Love (The)," "Girls of Farranfore (The)," "Gneevguilla Reel (The)," "Miss Brady," "Paddy Cronin's Reel (2)," "Pride of Rathmore," "Rabbit's Burrow." Irish; Reel (O'Neill), Air (Roche). E Aeolian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001, Roche): AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen).

Edward Cronin

Source for notated version: "Cronin" [O'Neill]. Referring to Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin (1838-1908?), originally from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary. Cronin was a weaver by trade but found no employment for his craft after emigrating to Troy, New York. Taking any job he could, Cronin eventually made his way to Chicago. O'Neill valued him for his vast repertoire and impeccable skill as a dance musician, but also thought him a suspicious man at the core, who had considerable difficulty maintaining relationships for any long period. O'Neill transcribed tunes from him in weekly visits for some two years, before some perceived slight made Cronin turn on him.

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 290 (appears as untitled reel). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 135. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1423, p. 264. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 660, p. 118. Roche (Collection of Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1912; p. 36, No. 77.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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