The Shooting Star reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Shooting Star has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Shooting Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 FE FDDE | FGEF D2 DE | FBBA BAFB | ABdf edBA |
F2 FE FDDE | FAEF D2 DE | FBBA BAFB |1 AFEF D2 DE :|2 AFEF D2 DE ||
FD (3EFG A dfa | bafe dBBA | Beed efed | Beed e3 A |
FADF Adfa | bafe dBBA | BdAd FDEF | DB,A,B, D3 A |
F2 DF Adfa | bafe dBBA | Beed efed | Beed e3 A |
FADF Adfa | bafe dBBA | BdAd FDEF | DB,A,B, D3 z ||
X: 2
T: The Shooting Star
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
||: F2 FE FDDE | FAEF D2 DE | FBBA BAFB | ABdf edBA | F2 FE FDDE | FAEF D2 DE | FBBA BAFB | AFEF D2 DE :||: FADF Adfa | bafe dBBA | Beed efed | Beef edBA | FADF Adfa | bafe dBBA | BdAB FAEF |1DB,A,B, D2 DE :||2DB,A,B, D3 z |

Seven comments

The Shooting Star

This is a fine reel composed by fiddler/guitarist/luthier Paul Archer, based in Stockton-On-Tees (NE England). It has been recorded on his recent album "Waiting For Rain" (contact for details: www.archerguitars.co.uk) and on the album "Autumn" by local fellow-musician Martin Matthews, which is in the database here as: https://thesession.org/recordings/4178

There are low notes B, and A, as far as I can tell, in the second part of the tune, but these can be substituted for without prejudice to the tune by players whose instruments do not go below bottom D.

Paul, Martin and others regularly play a set consisting of The Steel Reel, The Shooting Star and The Gluepot; this last is a composition by Durham flute-player Norman Holmes.

Re: The Shooting Star

The name of this tune - The Shooting Star - features in the Recordings database on two other albums apart from those I have mentioned above. I do not know if the tune on either of these albums is Paul Archer’s tune, or an otherwise existing tune given the same name.

The Shooting Star, X:2

STOP PRESS !! :- This version of The Shooting Star is the original one, as notated on sheet music and given to me by its composer, Paul Archer.

Re: The Shooting Star

Yes - if you like this tune, I recommend learning it from X:2, the composer’s own version.

Re: The Shooting Star

There is also this version directly learned from its composer. In this video it is the last of a brace of three. There are two reels that precede The Shooting star and all are of the same composer; Paul Archer.

Cuig (the original) is the band - all from Newcastle UK

https://youtu.be/-a9TZSQma4g


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