The Rising Sun reel

Also known as Ciaran O’Reilly, Ciaran O’Reilly’s, Lavery’s No. 2, Martin Mulhaire’s, Martin Mulhaire’s #9, Mulhaire’s, Mulhaire’s #1, Mulhaire’s #9, Mulhaire’s No. 1, Mulhaire’s No. 9, Mulhaire’s Petticoat, Mulhare’s, Mulhare’s #9, Mulhare’s No. 9, Noreen’s, The Old Thatched House.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Pope’s Toe (a few times).

The Rising Sun has been added to 71 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rising Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AAG|:F2AF DFAF|G2BG DGBG|A2cA EABc|dzde edAG|
F2AF DFAF|GBBA ~B3z|cdef gecA|1 eddc dAAG:|2 eddc defg||
|:a2fd Adfd|Adfd edcd|~e3f ~g3a|be (3eee bege|
azfd Adfd|Adfd edcB|A2FA BcdB|1 AFEF defg:|2 AFEF DAAG||
X: 2
T: The Rising Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 AF DFAF | G2 BG DGBD | ceAc eAce | dcde fdAG |
F2 AF DFAF | GB ~B2 dBGB | Acef gecd | eddc d :|
a2 fd Adfd | Adfd edcd | ~e3 f gfga | be ~e2 bege |
a2 fd Adfd | Adfd edBA | FA ~A2 GBdB | AFGE D2 :|

Seven comments

The Rising Sun

This among my favorite tunes. It was composed by Galway accordianist Martin Mulhare. Once you get the arpeggios down the tune is pretty easy. Kick up the tempo for an extra injection of craic.

Oops. This is supposed to be in Dmajor, not Gmajor. Sorry!

It is sometimes played in G major - perhaps the original key - beginning: B,2DB, G,B,DB, …

Known by the composers name…

This one’s called Mulhaire’s around the local sessions…

Wrong

PLEASE, DELETE THIS TUNE. DUE TO THE MISTAKE ON THE KEY IT CAME UP AWFULLY WRONG, WITH ALL THE C NATURALS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE SHARP. DON’T LEARN THE TUNE FROM THIS SETTING. FOR THE RIGHT VERSION LOOK AT "MULHAIRE’S".

“The Rising Sun” / “Mulhaire’s” / “Noreen’s” ~ The Kilfenora Ceili Band

X: 2
T: Rising Sun, The
T: Noreen’s
S: "The Kilfenora Ceili Band: Set on Stone" ~ track 8
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D Major
|: BAG |\
F2 AF DFAF | G2 BG DGBD | ceAc eAce | dcde fdAG |
F2 AF DFAF | GB ~B2 dBGB | Acef gecd | eddc d :|
|: efg |\
a2 fd Adfd | Adfd edcd | ~e3 f gfga | be ~e2 bege |
a2 fd Adfd | Adfd edBA | FA ~A2 GBdB | AFGE D2 :|