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 61 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Clog (a few times), The Hare In The Corn (a few times).

The Star Above The Garter has been added to 390 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.