Kilfinane Hornpipe (The)

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KILFINANE HORNPIPE, THE (Crannciuil Cill-Finain). Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC.

Source for notated version: "Cronin" [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin was born in Limerick Junction, County Tipperary in the 1840's. He was a skilled fiddler, highly regarded by O'Neill for his technique and large repertoire. However, Cronin could also be suspicious and difficult, and boasted that he 'never forgave nor forgot a slight.' Eventually he and O'Neill had a falling out.

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 212. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1762, p. 328. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 932, p. 159.

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