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 15 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.