Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#676 (Friendly Visit)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Friendly Visit, The / An Chuairt Chairdiúil / Callanan's Retreat (2nd in set Stack of Barley Medley on OTUS1; 1st in set Byrne's Hornpipes on PMcG 1) (also in A or D)
Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Louis E. Quinn and His Shamrock Minstrels: Louis E. Quinn (fiddle), James O'Beirne (fiddle), Patrick Lynch (accordion).
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien.
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes).
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
[JK 4] James Kelly. Melodic Journeys. James Kelly (fiddle).
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle).
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar). For this tune: Michael Craven (melodeon).
Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.
I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #1696 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #894 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #114 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. |
|On page 196 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As hp #16 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As tune #97 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. |
|As hp #25 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #258 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
|As other #19 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. |
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?
Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903