Annotation:Cronin's Hornpipe

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CRONIN'S HORNPIPE (Cornphíopa Uí Chróinín). AKA and see "Denis Murphy's Hornpipe," "Murphy's Hornpipe (4)." Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major (most versions): D Major (Deloughery). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Miller & Perron): AABB (most versions): AA'BB (Moylan). This Munster hornpipe takes its name in this instance from County Kerry fiddler Paddy Cronin, who recorded it in 1950 for Boston-based Copely Records [1]. It was recorded in 1952 from the playing of Sliabh Luachra fiddlers Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford ("Kerry Fiddles"). Cronin, Murphy and Clifford were all students of itinerant music master Padraig O'Keeffe, who is perhaps the source for the tune. Cranitch (1996) suggests playing this as the first tune of a medley with "Chief O'Neill's Favorite."

"Cronin's Hornpipe" is a member of a tune family that also includes marches. See "Officer on Guard (The)" and "Governor Taylor's March" for more.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - piper Seamas Ennis, 1959 (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border), recorded in recital at Na Píobairí Uilleann, November, 1990 [Moylan]; fiddlers Pádraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford [Miller & Perron]; Denis Murphy (1910-1974, Lisheen, County Kerry) [Beisswenger].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 48. Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. 2), 1976; No. 303, p. 155. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 1), 1974; 69. Cranitch (The Irish Fiddle Book); 1996; p. 76. Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1988; No. 143. Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 86, p. 36. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 1, No. 51 (appears as "Denis Murphy's Hornpipe"). Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 115. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 171, p. 98. Taylor (The Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 56, p. 43. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 13.

Recorded sources : - Copely Records 9-113 (78 RPM), Paddy Cronin (195?). Shaskeen – "My Love." RTE CD183, Denis Murphy - "Music from Sliabh Luachra" (1995, recorded 1965). Topic 12T309, Pádraig O'Keeffe, Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford – "Kerry Fiddles" (1977).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3]

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