T: The Star Of Kilkenny
BcAF G2GA|B2Ac Beed|BcAF G2ef|gfed Beed|
BcAF G2GA|B2Ac Beed|BcAF G2ef|gfe^d e4:|
g2ga gdBd|gefd Beef|gfga bgaf|gfed Beef|
g2ga gdBd|gefd Beef|gfga bgaf|gfed Bee2:|
There is 1 recording of this tune.
The Star Of Kilkenny appears in 3 other tune collections.
The Star Of Kilkenny has been added to 23 tunebooks.
I learnt this from a friend who learnt it from Harry Bradley at Scoil Acla a few years back. I usually play it sandwiched between Julie Delaney’s and The Providence.
There’s another tune of the same name here (also called Thady Casey’s Fancy) which is obviously related but I think there is a significant enough difference to warrant a new entry.
IMHO there’s no big difference between Harry Bradley’s version and the more common version posted a few years ago: https://thesession.org/tunes/2663 I’d love to hear other people’s opinions.
Those high E notes add a different flavour to the tune and I do think it deserves to stand out on its own. This version is more akin to the one recorded by Tom Morrison in the 20s.