The Star Of Ireland reel

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Beare Island (a few times), The Crooked Road To Dublin (a few times), Finbarr Dwyer’s (a few times).

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.