The Second Star hornpipe

Also known as Star Of The East.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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The Second Star has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Second Star has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Second Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B,>C|D>GB>A G>FE>D|C>EA>B c>BA>G|F>Af>e (3ded c>d|B>cA>B G>AF>G|
D>GB>A G>FE>D|C>EA>B c>BA>G|F>dc>A F>DC>A,|1 G,2 G2 G2:|2 G,2 G2 G2||
|:(3def|g2 B,>D G>Bd>g|e2 C>E G>ce>g|d2 A,>C F>Ac>d|B2 G,>B, D>GB>d|
g2 B,>D G>Bd>g|e2 C>E G>ce>g|f>ed>^c =c>B A>F|1 G2g2G2:|2 G2g2G2||
|:B,>C|(3DCB, D>G B>G D>G|(3EDC E>G c>G E>G|F>D F>A c>A F>A|(3GBA (3GFE D2 B,>C|
(3DCB, D>G B>G D>G|(3EDC E>G c>G E>G|(3FAd f>e d>^c =c>A|1 (3GBd (3gdB G2:|2 (3GBd (3gdB G2||
|:(3def|g2 (3G,A,G, (3B,DG (3Bdg|e2 (3CB,C (3G,CE (3Gce|d2 (3A,G,A, (3CEG (3FAd|B2 (3GFG (3B,DG (3Bdf|
g2 (3G,A,G, (3B,DG (3Bdg|e2 (3CB,C (3G,CE (3Gce|f>e d>^c =c>A F>A|1 (3GBd (3gdB G2:|2 (3GBd (3gdB G2||
X: 2
T: The Second Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:CD|EAcB AGFE|DFBc (3dcB cA|GBgf ecBA|cAFA E4|
EAcB AGFE|DFBc (3dcB cA|GedB GEDB,|1 A,2 A2 A2:|2 A,2 A2 A2||
|:(3efg|a2 CE Acea|f2 DF Adfa|e2 B,D GBde|c2 A,C EAce|
a2 CE Acea|f2 DF Adfa|gfe^d =dc BG|1 (3Ace (3aec A2:|2 (3Ace (3aec A2||
X: 3
T: The Second Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
(uD>.E)|vF>Bd>c B>AG>F|E>Gc>d e>dc>B|A>cb>g ((3fgf) ((3efe)|((3ded) ((3cdc) B>AG>F|
D>Fd>c B>AG>F|E>Gc>d e>dc>B|A>ca>g ((3fgf) ((3edc)|B2b2B2:|
|:((3ufga)|[b2d2]D>F B>df>b|[g2B2]E>G B>eg>b|[f2A2]C>E A>ce>f|[d2F2]B,>D F>Ad>f|
[b2d2]D>F B>df>b|[g2B2]E>G B>eg>b|a>gf>=e _e>Ad>c|B2b2B2:|
X: 4
T: The Second Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FG|Adfe dcBA|GBef (3gfe fd|cec'b afed|fdBd A4|
Adfe dcBA|GBef (3gfe fd|cage cAGE|1 D2 d2 d2:|2 D2 d2 d2||
|:(3abc'|d'2 FA dfad'|b2 GB dgbd'|a2 EG cega|f2 DF Adfa|
d'2 FA dfad'|b2 GB dgbd'|c'ba^g =gf ec|1 (3dfa (3d'af d2:|2 (3dfa (3d'af d2||
X: 5
T: The Second Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3FG^G|Ad fe dc =cA|GB ef (3gfe fe|ce c'b a^g =ga|ef dB (3ABA (3FG^G|
A2 fe dc =cA|GB ef (3gfe fe|(3ceg (3c'ba (3gfe (3ABc|d2 dc d2 (3FG^G|
A2 fe dc =cA|G2 ef (3gfe (3fed|ce c'b a^g =gA|ef dB (3ABA (3FG^G|
Ad fe dc =cA|G2 ef (3gfe (3fed|(3ceg (3c'ba (3gfe (3ABc|d2 dc d2 ac'||
d'F Ad fa d'c'|bd GA Bd b2|^ga e=G ^ga e=G|^EF DF Ad fa|
d'2 FA DF (3ABd|(3Bcd gB dg b2|c'b a^g =gA (3gfe|(3dcd (3edc d2 (3abc'|
d'2 FA DF Ad|Bd GB dg b2|^ga A=G Ac eg|F/G/F/G/F/ DF Ad fa|
d'2 FA DF (3ABd|(3Bcd gB dg b2|c'b a^g =gA (3gfe|(3dcd (3edc d2||

Fifteen comments

The Second Star

Composed by G.Tate.It goes well in a set with the Beeswing Hornpipe

The Second Star

Dezi Donnelly plays this followed by The Sunshine Hornpipe - it works really well together.

Don’t know who G. Tate is/was, but this tune is in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection with no author attributed, “Star of the East-Hornpipe (can be used as a Clog),” in the key of Bb. I learned it from an old 78 by Canadian fiddler Joseph Laroque: Buddy McMaster plays it on one of his records as well. Laroque also recorded Ostinelli’s, another flashy hornpipe.

Star Hornpipe

X:3 from Ryan’s. That Dezi Donnelly is a heckuva fiddler.

I think Dezi is playing up a semi tone so it sounds Bb but with A maj fingering? Nice transcription Kevin

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Re: The Second Star

The key is Bb (B flat), not Gmin. Thanks

The Second Star, X:4

Matt Molloy plays The Second Star beautifully in D on his new CD, Back to the Island. The high notes are accessible and worth going for. This is not an exact, accurate transcription of the way he plays the tune but it’s close enough to be a way into the tune as he plays it.

Re: The Second Star

This abc-file has been made from a midi-file I had created with CAPELLA and imported by EASY ABC.
The breathing breaks have been ignored by the programm, but the rest is pretty ok.

Re: The Second Star

Also, hard to see this being a great piping tune.