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On Feb 1, 2013, at 1:30 AM, Paul de Grae <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> According to Breandán Breathnach (reference below), this now-well-known tune
> was composed by Edward Cronin, a fiddler originally from Tipperary who was
> one of Francis O’Neill’s most important informants. I’m reasonably sure
> that this information does not come from any of the published writings by or
> on O’Neill. Does anyone know where it does come from?
> Breandán Breathnach : “The Use of Notation in the Transmission of Irish Folk
> Music”, a 1985 piece for the Irish Traditional Music Society, UCC,
> reproduced in “A Man and His Music: An Anthology of the Writings of Breandán
> Breathnach”, ed. Seán Potts, Terry Moylan and Liam McNulty (NPU, 1996).