CRONIN'S FROLICS (Sugacais Uí Cróinín). Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Named perhaps for Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin (c. 1838-c. 1918), originally from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary and a weaver by trade. O'Neill thought him one of the two best fiddlers in Chicago and praised his playing and his ability to improvise and to compose music, especially hornpipes. O'Neill traveled twelve miles each way to his house twice a week for two years to learn and transcribe tunes. However, "temperament and professional jealousy brought it all to an abrupt end without apparent cause," although "when in the humor, no man could be more obliging and liberal with his music" (Irish Minstrels and Musicians, 1913, p. 394).
Printed source: O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 338, p. 70.
X:1 T:Cronin's Frolics M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 338 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|FEF AFD|dcd ecA|fed gec|dcd ecA|FEF AFA|dfa ece| fed gec|Add d2::c|ecA efg|afd bge|afd gec|d/e/fd ecA|FEF AFA| d/e/fa ecA|faf gec|edd d2::g|afd dgf|ecA Afg|afd Bgf|efd cBA| afd dcd |gfg ece|fed gec|edd d2::B|AFD DFA|dcd AFD| AFD DEF|G/A/BG EFG|ABA DFA|d/e/fa ece|faf gec|edd d2:|
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