Cronin's Frolics

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 Theme code Index    351H2H 3H4H1H2H
 Also known as    Sugacais Uí Cróinín
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 338, p. 70
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1907
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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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.

T:Cronin's Frolics
S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 338
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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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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