Annotation:Mountainy Boy (The)

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Additional notes

Edward Cronin

Source for notated version: - "Cronin" [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin, originally from County Tipperary [O'Neill]. Cronin (c. 1838-c. 1918) was originally from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary and was a weaver by trade. O'Neill considered him one of the two best fiddlers in Chicago, and had a wealth of tunes from him. O'Niell traveled twelve miles each way to his house for two years, playing and transcribing tunes, until they had a falling out (which O'Neill confessed he was at a loss to understand, although placing it squarely on Cronin, who "never forgot or forgave" a perceived slight).

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 750, p. 140. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 38, p. 23.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
See the tune in the Dunn Family manuscript collection [2]

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