Re: Droney's Favorite.
I played the tune with Chris in the late eighties when we played together for a month in Kinvarra. He said the tune came into his head while he was on the tractor. He came back to the house for dinner and played the tune right off. I suggested he should have called the tune Droney's Tractor but by then the tune had legs. I don't think he cared much what it was called.
There's no doubt in my mind that he wrote the tune. It's a great tune and fits nicely on any instrument.