The Star Of Ireland reel

Also known as Finbarr Dwyer’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Star Of Ireland has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Star Of Ireland has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B3 c BGED | EBAF EDB,D | EB,GE B,EGE | FB B2 dBAB |
(3efe df edBA | GBFB EDB,D | EB,EB A=DFA | Beed e4 :||
FB B2 FBDB | (3efe fd edBc | (3=dcd ad bdad | eafe dBBc |
=dcde cBcd | BEGB eBGB | dB B2 afdf | (3efe df e4 :||
2
X: 2
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 B AFDC | DAGE DCA,C | DA,FD A,DFD | EA A2 cAGA |
(3ded ce dcAG | FAEA DCA,C | DA,DA G=CEG | Addc d4 :||
EA A2 EACA | (3ded ec dcAB | (3=cBc gc acgc | dged cAAB|
=cBcd BABc | ADFA dAFA | cA A2 gece | (3ded ce d4 :||
3
X: 3
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B3^A BEED | EBAF EDB,E | EB,GE B,EGE | FB ~B2 dB~B2 |
eBfB edBA | G/A/BFB EDB,D | EB, EB A=DFA | Beed e4 :||
FB ~B2 dB ~B2 | eBfB edBc | =d2 ad bdad | eafe =dBBc |
=d3e c3d | BEGB eBGB | dB B2 afdf | (3efe df e4 :||
4
X: 4
T: The Star Of Ireland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
~B3c BEED | EBAG E=DB,D | EBGE B,EGE | FB~B2 dBAB |
(3efe fd edBA | GBFG E=DB,D | ~E3B A=DFA | Beed e4 :|
|: FB~B2 FBDB | egfd edBc | =d2ad bdad | egfe =dBBc |
~=d3B ~c3A | BEGB eBGB | dB~B2 afdf | (3efe fd e4 :|]

Four comments

The Star Of Ireland

The genius of Finbarr Dwyer! This is one of his finest, in the key of (E major / going to D) that he loved so much. I have no idea what mode this is - all the D sharps make it more complicated than a straightforward myxolidian, I think. It seems to just move from one emotional place to another.

And for us mere mortals…

Also provided down a tone, in D.