A Handbook of Irish Dances

With an Essay on Their Origin and History
by J. C. O'keeffe & Art O'brien

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

ISBN: 9780243606269

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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IT has been suggested that the word Cronan, which is mentioned in the sixth century by St. Colman of Cloyne, originally meant a kind of singing accompaniment for dancing. There is no evidence, however, in support of this suggestion. It is now generally accepted that the word originally meant a musical bass,-and, later, a curious kind of nasal singing accomplished with the mouth shut. To the latter may possibly be ascribed the origin of what is known as the traditional style of Irish singing.