Also played in F, by those whose instruments facilitate it.
This feels a bit hornpipey to me.
The Plough and the Stars
This popular reel is a composition of Irish-American fiddler and banjo player, Larry Redican (1908-1975). Though he was born in Dublin, Redican’s parents hailed from Boyle, Co.Sligo, and were both flute players. Redican, however, chose the fiddle and studied with Frank O’Higgins in Dublin before he emigrated to the United States in 1928. He worked for much of his life
for the cosmetics company Estee Lauder in New York. Redican was a member of the New York Céili Band, and a member of an All - Ireland Senior Championship Trio with Galway native, Jack Coen (flute) and the late Paddy O’Brien (box).
The Plough and the Stars in F
I learned this tune from Saskia Tomkins (www.steafan.com/saskiatomkins). Follow it with the Culfadda (https://thesession.org/tunes/1523)
T: The Plough the Stars
|:FDCD FGAc| fg (3agf gfdc|Ac (3ccc dAcA| fdcA ~B2 AG|
FDCD FGAc| fg (3agf gfdc |Ac (3ccc dAcA |1 GFGA FBAG :|2 GFGA FGAc|
|:~f3 a ~g3 a |fgaf gfdc|Ac ~c2 d2 cd|fdcA (3BcB AG|
FDCD FGAc|fgaf gfdc|Ac ~c2 dAcA|GFGA FGAc:|
Title is “The Plough and the Stars”
Of course the title in the ABC above should be:
T: The Plough and the Stars
Here played on piano accordion by Matthew Maclennan: http://youtu.be/6aVNsodfopE
I’ve just added on a slightly different version that I think is closer to how it is usually played in sessions
Re: The Plough And The Stars
‘The plough and the stars’ is the title of a play by Irish writer Seán O’Casey, set during the Easter uprising of 1916 and first performed in Dublin in 1926. The Irish Citizen Army, which took part in the uprising in Dublin, originally used a flag featuring the stars of ‘the Plough’ constellation superimposed on an image of a yellow metal plough on a green background. (Information from Wikipedia).