The Morning Star reel

Also known as Morning Star, Realt Na Maidine, Réalt Na Maidne.

There are 71 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Steampacket (lots of times), Dublin Porter (a few times), Banish Misfortune (a few times), The Drunken Landlady (a few times), The Flogging (a few times).

The Morning Star has been added to 481 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~B3 A BGEF|~G2 Bd ef{b}gd|~B3 A BGEF|GB{c}AF ~G3 A:|
(3Bcd ef ~g3 e|~f3 e {a}edBG|(3Bcd ef g2 fg|{c'}afdf ~e3 d|
(3Bcd ef ~g3 e|~f3 e {a}edBG|Bddc d3 e|f ~a3 gfed||
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X: 2
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
GA|B2 BA BGEF|G2Bd efgd|B2BA BGEF|GBAF G2GA|
B2BA BGEF|GABd efgd|B2 BA BGEF|GBAGG4:|
|:GA|Bdef g2 ef|f2df edBA|Bdef gfga|afdfe2ed|
Bdefg2eg|f2ef edBA|Bdd{e}c deef|g{e}fafe4:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A3B AFDE|F2Acde fd|cAGc AFDE |FAGEF3 G|
A~G3 AFDE|F2Acde fd|cAGc AFDE |FAGEF3 G|
Acde f3g|e~c3acgc |Acde f3g|{a}geced3c|
Acde f3g|e~c3acgc|A~c3 ~c2de|f3f{a}fedc|
ABC
X: 4
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
~B3A BEEA|Bdef gfed|~B3A BEEF|GBAF GEEA:|
Bdef g2eg|fedf edBA|Bdef gbge|fafd ~e3d|
Bdef gfeg|fedf efgd|~B3A BEEF|GBAF GEEA||
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X: 5
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: F3G AB AG |FG (3A_Bc de fc | AF cA _Bc AG | FA GE Fc z_B |
GA z_B AG (3CDE | FG (3A_Bc de fc |AF cA _Bc AG | FA GE F2 G2 |
_Bc df z2 Be | zd ce dc AG | A_B ce fc (3def | ed ce dc dG |
_Bc d[fA] z2 Be | zd ce dc AG | A3_B _zc de | ef ge ed c_B :|]
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X: 6
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
B2BA BGEF | G2Bd efgd | B2Ba BGEF | GBAF G3A :|
Bdef gfeg | fedf edBA | Bdef gfeg | fedf e3d |
Bdef gfeg | fedf edBA | Bddc defg | afbf gfed ||
ABC
X: 7
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B3c BGEF|G2 (3Bcd efge|dBAd BGEF|GBAF G3A|
BA A2 BGEF|G2 Bd efge|dBAd BGEF|GBAF G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g2 ga|fd d2 bdad|Bdef gfga|afdf e3d|
(3Bcd ef g2 ga|fd d2 bdad|Bd d2 dBde|fggf gfed||
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X: 8
T: The Morning Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:.B.B.BA BGEF|G2 (3Bcd edge|dBAc BGEF|GBAF G3A|
BA A2 BGEF|G2 (3Bcd edge|dBAc BGEF|GBAF G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g2 eg|fedf eBBA|(3Bcd ef g2 eg|fedf e3d|
(3Bcd ef gbeg|fedf eBBA|(3Bcd ef g2 bg|faaf gfed||
|:B3A BGEF|G2 (3Bcd edge|dBAc BGEF|GBAF G3A|
DGBd BGEF|G2 (3Bcd edge|dBAc BGEF|GBAF G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g4|fedf eBBA|(3Bcd ef gfeg|fedf e3d|
(3Bcd ef gbeg|fedf eBBA|(3Bcd ef g2 bg|faaf gfed||
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Twenty-one comments

I learned this one off of L.E. McCullough’s 4 CD set. I’m suprised it wasn’t in the tune archives because I thought it was a fairly popular one. Oh well…Its there now!

Brent

G

This tune is actually G/Em.

chords to the Morning Star?

Hey Everyone,

I have been listening alot to The Orange Tree, by Grey Larsen and Paddy League. I am trying to pick up some of Paddy’s DADGAD playing, which is hard at best.

Right i have been trying to figure out The Morning Star. I play it on flute, so i figured since i know the melody backing it up would be cake. Not so, i have a few chords figured out, but am far from done.


Can anyone just the basic chord structure perhaps? Paddy does some nifty bass line counter point stuff, but i would happy with the basic chords right now.




anton

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I have this from Francis McPeake as the following:
X:10
T:The Morning Star
T:Réalt na Maidne
S:Francis McPeake
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:D
GA|B2 BA BGEF|G2Bd efgd|B2BA BGEF|GBAF G2GA|
B2BA BGEF|GABd efgd|B2 BA BGEF|GBAGG4:|
|:GA|Bdef g2 ef|f2df edBA|Bdef gfga|afdfe2ed|
Bdefg2eg|f2ef edBA|Bdd{e}c deef|g{e}fafe4:|

Martin Hayes’ Version

Martin Hayes plays a lovely FMaj version on his first, eponymous album. I often put it together with The Star of Munster. Here’s my condensation of it:

X:1
T:The Morning Star
S:based on Martin Hayes’ version from ‘Martin Hayes’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Fmaj
A3B AFDE|F2Acde fd|cAGc AFDE |FAGEF3 G|
A~G3 AFDE|F2Acde fd|cAGc AFDE |FAGEF3 G|
Acde f3g|e~c3acgc |Acde f3g|{a}geced3c|
Acde f3g|e~c3acgc|A~c3 ~c2de|f3f{a}fedc|

It’s a fairly common practice to play a tune down a note in the East Clare tradition.

Just been discussing a minor version of this tune which was posted on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uazcKOtquIk.


X: 1
T: Morning Star, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
~B3A BEEA|Bdef gfed|~B3A BEEF|GBAF GEEA:|
Bdef g2eg|fedf edBA|Bdef gbge|fafd ~e3d|
Bdef gfeg|fedf efgd|~B3A BEEF|GBAF GEEA||

The Morning Star: John Doyle’s arrangement

X:2
T:Morning Star, The
C:Trad. arr. John Doyle
L:1/8
Q:1/4=150
M:4/4
K:F
|: F3G AB AG |FG (3A_Bc de fc | AF cA _Bc AG | FA GE Fc z_B |
GA z_B AG (3CDE | FG (3A_Bc de fc |AF cA _Bc AG | FA GE F2 G2 |
_Bc df z2 Be | zd ce dc AG | A_B ce fc (3def | ed ce dc dG |
_Bc d[fA] z2 Be | zd ce dc AG | A3_B _zc de | ef ge ed c_B :|]

Cheers

Version learnt in Willie Clancy week, 2003

And probably distorted by my frail memory. It starts in Gmaj but ends in Bmin, to my best judgment. The c near the end is definitely sharp.

T: The Morning Star
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bmin
B2BA BGEF | G2Bd efgd | B2Ba BGEF | GBAF G3A :|
Bdef gfeg | fedf edBA | Bdef gfeg | fedf e3d |
Bdef gfeg | fedf edBA | Bddc defg | afbf gfed ||

or maybe the ending was ~a3f gfed. Make your pick.

Morningstar River

Always thought this was a nice name on a tune. Then I was doing a bit of work recently down around Tipperary & Limerick and there is a river there called the Morningstar. Drains the north side of the Ballyhoura Hills and flows out past Kilmallock, thence to the Shannon estuary. It’s as likely a connection as any..?

Jean Carignan plays a version on his Archives CDs which is entirely in E minor….

sounds more like a march to me

Key

Is it not Bminor???

Martin Hayes Take

X: 1
T: Morning Star, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|:B3c BGEF|G2 (3Bcd efge|dBAd BGEF|GBAF G3A|
BA A2 BGEF|G2 Bd efge|dBAd BGEF|GBAF G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g2 ga|fd d2 bdad|Bdef gfga|afdf e3d|
(3Bcd ef g2 ga|fd d2 bdad|Bd d2 dBde|fggf gfed||

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Patrick Kelly has an amazing recording of this tune on Ceol an Cláir. Listen to it! :)

I would say this tune is Em since BGE appears in the first eight notes. If it started B2BA BGDE then it would definitely be in G

The Morning Stars

Nice one, wounded hussar.
I’ve wondered where the name comes from for years.
The Hibernian Telegraph, published for a short period between 1799 and 1799(!), in Dublin, was also known, it seems, as the Morning Star and was one of the first paper to be called so. (Many others would follow, both in the UK and the US)
There’s a 100 y.o. pub in Belfast city center called the Morning Star.

Great tune for Variations

This is a great piping reel, and I have aded some variations on this setting.

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