The Star Above The Garter slide

Also known as An Réalt Os Cionn An Ghairtéir, The Kerry, Lisheen No.1, The Lisheen Slides.

There are 60 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Star Above The Garter has been added to 382 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Star Above The Garter
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2B BAG ~A3 ABA|G2E c2B BAG ABc|
d2B BAG ~A3 ABA|G2E c2E D3 D3:|
|:d2e f2a g2e d2B|G2B c2B BAG ABc|
d2e f2a g2e d2B|G2B c2E D3 D3:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Star Above The Garter
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2e f2d (3gag e (3ded B|G2B c2B {d}BAG ABc|
d2e fga (3gag e (3ded B|G2B c2E D3 D3:||
ABC

Fourteen comments

A very popular session tune in Bristol. I’ve put in the roll on the A3 in bars 1 and 3 of the A part because it’s never played otherwise.

Here is a very ornamented version as played by Dermy Diamond (fiddle) of Belfast at Milltown Malbay in 1985 .

d2B {d}BAG ABA ABA|GEE c2B {d}BAG ABc|
d2B {d}BAG ABA ABA|GEE EDC D3 DFA:|
|:d2e f2d (3gag e (3ded B|G2B c2B {d}BAG ABc|
d2e fga (3gag e (3ded B|G2B c2E D3 D3:||

Star Above the Garter

What’s the meaning behind this tune? What is its historical background?

Re: Star Above the Garter

The tune has no meaning other than being a tune. The title has all kind of nuances, but I’m far too much of a gentleman, stocking all manner of inhibitions, not least a desire to glance occasionally just a little way upwards.

Re: Star Above the Garter

Isn’t innocence cute?

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Re: Star Above the Garter

Is it something similar to An Phis Fliuch?

Re: Star Above the Garter

‘Is it something similar to An Phis Fliuch?’

possibly ,Danny - but even then only inasmuch as the armed norman banditti who filched these shores became as wet and Phis-like as any ruling elite is wont to do.

as we limeys like to say, la plus ca change…

Re: Star Above the Garter

Thanks, Jusa Nutter Eejit. That’s interesting. I will share that with my session buddies. You’re no eejit !

Wonderful video slainte!

John McSherry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZkp_QJxb9c


Great clip of this tune being played by John McSherry (as part of Donal Lunny and Coolfin). It’s the second tune in the set of slides, starting at the 0:46 mark. Needless to say, this is my favourite version of the tune :D

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About the 2nd setting

The 2nd setting is twisted and the A-part is missing.