The Star Of Ireland reel

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Star Of Ireland has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B3 c BGED | EBAF EDB,D | EB,GE B,EGE | FB B2 dBAB |
(3efe df edBA | GBFB EDB,D | EB,EB A=DFA | Beed e4 :||
FB B2 FBDB | (3efe fd edBc | (3=dcd ad bdad | fbaf edBc |
=dcde cBcd | BEGB eBGB | dB B2 afdf | (3efe df e4 :||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 B AFDC | DAGE DCA,C | DA,FD A,DFD | EA A2 cAGA |
(3ded ce dcAG | FAEA DCA,C | DA,DA G=CEG | Addc d4 :||
EA A2 EACA | (3ded ec dcAB | (3=cBc gc acgc | eage dcAB |
=cBcd BABc | ADFA dAFA | cA A2 gece | (3ded ce d4 :||
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Two comments

The Star Of Ireland

The genius of Finbarr Dwyer! This is one of his finest, in the key of (E major / going to D) that he loved so much. I have no idea what mode this is - all the D sharps make it more complicated than a straightforward myxolidian, I think. It seems to just move from one emotional place to another.

And for us mere mortals…

Also provided down a tone, in D.