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The Faithful Friend


The Faithful Friend (Hornpipe)


John states that he got this tune from Willie Clancy at the end of the recording.

O’Neill Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies”, 1903, page 328, tune #1763. O’Neill collected this tune from Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin, originally from County Tipperary.

Photo Details: Date: 1950’s, Location: Capel Street, Dublin. L-R: John Kelly Senior, John Kelly Junior, Willie Clancy, James Kelly, Anthony Kelly.

Credit: John Kelly Senior’s personal collection.


John Kelly Senior playing The Faithful Friend hornpipe on the fiddle

Location: The Four Season’s Pub, Bolton Street, Dublin.
Date: 3 April 1979.
Credit: Recording made by John Kelly Junior.



The Faithful Friend