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X:1 % T:Robin Redbreast M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903, No. 1395) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A cd | ecAB c3d | edce dBGB | AGAB cBcd | efge afgf | ecAB c3B | edce dBGB | AGAf gfgf | edcB A2 || cd | eaag efge | dBge dBGB | AGAB cBcd | e^def gfed | eaag efge | dBge dBGB | ABcd efge | dBGB A2 ||



ROBIN REDBREAST (An Bruindeargan). Irish, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill {1850}): AA'BB' (O'Neill {Krassen}). Source Edward Cronin was a weaver and machinist as well as a fiddler and composer. Researcher Paul de Grae believes the tune may possibly have been composed by him. O’Neill held Cronin's playing in high esteem and noted that it was Cronin’s boast that he never forgot nor forgave a slight. See also the related “Eel in the Sink (The).”

Additional notes

Edward Cronin

Source for notated version: - elderly Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin, originally from County Tipperary [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 131. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1395, p. 259.

Recorded sources: -



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