Amongst Friends reel

Also known as Among Friends.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Amongst Friends has been added to 3 tune sets.

Amongst Friends has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Amongst Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc | d3 d cBAG | F2 EF D2 EF |G2 B2 efed | c2 Bc A2 (3ABc |
d2 g2 fedc |d3 F GABG |A2 d2 F2 ED |D2 D2 D2 :|
|:fg| a2 d2 bagf | f2 ef d2 ef | g2 B2 efed | c2 Bc A2 (3ABc |
d3 d cBAG | F2 EF D2 EF | G2 B2 efed |c2 Bc A2 (3ABc |
d2 g2 fedc |c2F2 GABG |A2 d2 F2 ED | D2 D2 D2:|
X: 2
T: Amongst Friends
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 | d2 d2 cBAG | F2 EF D2 EF | G2 B2 efed | c2 Bc A2
Bc | d2 g2 fedc | d2 F2 GABG | A2 d2 F2 E>D | D4 D2 :|
fg | a2 d2 bagf | f2 ef d2 ef | g2 B2 efed | c2 Bc A2
Bc | d2 d2 cBAG | F2 D2- D2 EF | G2 B2 efed | c2 A2- A2
Bc | d2 g2 fedc | d2 F2 GABG | A2 d2 F2 E>D | D4 D2 :|

Five comments

A sweet little tune

This tune apparently has become known from an ad on Irish television. I was taught it by Michael Rooney, when he was visiting Nelson (New Zealand) for Ceol Aneas. It’s played at a moderate pace, and resembles a planxty in character. Thanks Michael for teaching me a lovely tune.

This was (as far as I know) written by John Sheehan, fiddle player from the Dubliners.

Amongst Friends

A reel or a hornpipe?

hughor

Among Friends

It’s on the DVD The Dubliners live in Germany (1995). John Sheahan talks about the tune in an interview. He says that he listened to a lot of baroque music which inspired him.
It sounds rather carolan-ish to me so I would class it as a listening tune.

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