Pride of Rathmore (The)

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PRIDE OF RATHMORE. AKA and see “Considine's Grove{s},” “Cronin of Kerry,” “Dinny Ryan's,” “Game of Love (The),” “Gneevguilla Reel (The),” “Kerryman's Daughter (2) (The),” “Miss Brady,” “Paddy Cronin's Reel (2),” “Rabbit's Burrow.” Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The earliest version of the tune would see to be R.M. Levey's "Miss Brady," followed by O'Neill's "Consodine's Grove." Martin Mulvihill attributes the tune to fiddler Paddy Cronin, originally and latterly from County Kerry, but a resident of the Bronx for many years. Cronin, newly arrived in the United States, recorded it in the 1950's for the Boston-based Copely label, although whether he composed the tune or simply popularized it is unknown. Cronin paired it with "Girls of Farranfore (The)," a medley that is frequently imitated. The tune was called "Pride of Rathmore" on fiddler Máire O'Keeffe's 1994 recording, however, the “Rabbit’s Burrow” title for the tune is supposed to have come from fellow County Kerry fiddler Julia Clifford.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Ann Sheehy [McAuliffe] (Castleisland, County Kerry) [Mulvihill]; fiddler Mrs. [Molly Myers] Murphy (Glencollins, Cork), who learned it from Tom Billy Murphy [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 290, p. 147 (appears as “Gan ainm”). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 189, p. 51.

Recorded sources: -Copely EP, Paddy Cronin (c. 1950’s). Gael-Linn CEFCD 165, Maire O'Keeffe – “An Cóisir/House Party” (1994)

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

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