The Starry Lane To Monaghan reel

By Ed Reavy

Also known as Ginley’s, Tom Ginley’s.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Starry Lane To Monaghan appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Starry Lane To Monaghan has been added to 18 tune sets.

The Starry Lane To Monaghan has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Starry Lane To Monaghan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GEBE E2EF|~G3B AED2|GEBE GA (3Bcd|(3efg fg ed (3Bcd|
GEEF G2BE|~G3B AFD2|G2BG FGAF|1 EFGA BEEF:|2 EFGA BEef||
|:gbef gbeg|fdd^c dfaf|~g3z gfeg|fedB ~e3z|
geBA ^GA (3Bcd|^cdeg fdd2|(3gab eg fedB|1 dBAF ~e3f:|2 dBAF ~E3z||
2
X: 2
T: The Starry Lane To Monaghan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
EF|:GEBE eEBE|GFGB AFDF|GEB,E GABd|(3efg fg ed^cd|
BEEF GEB,E|GFGB AFEF|GABG FGAF|1 EFGA BEEF:|2 EFGA BEEf||
|:gbef gbeg|fdd^c defa|gbef g2 fe|defd Beef|
geBA ^GABd|^cdeg fddf|(3gab eg fe^ce|1 dBAF E2 ef:|2 dBAF E2||
# Added by MM .

Nine comments

Ginley’s #1

Richard Abrams sent me this,it came out of my printer a little blurred,but I think that I managed to decipher it.

Reavy tune

Hi, this is a version of The Starry Lane to Monaghan by Ed Reavy.

Jim

Ginley

There seems to be a bar (bar 7 A-part) missing.
B-part needs repeats, can you fix this jocklet?

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Ginley’s #1

I’ve edited the abc and pasted in a better version that a member called Maarten sent me,but the sheet music hasn’t changed.

Starry lane to monaghan

skerries, you’re completly spot on,
this is the version from the reavy-site, just some slight variations from J-M Veillon’s version on ‘er pasker’:

X:61
T:The Starry Lane to Monaghan
R:reel
C:Ed Reavy
M:4/4
L:1/8
Z:Joe Reavy
N:Barnagrove is near the Monaghan border.
N:On a starry night, so the story goes, one
N:could look down this lane and see clear through
N:to the neighboring county. Ed’s mother came
N:from Monaghan. To this day, he has a special
N:fondness for Monaghan people.
K:G
EF||:GEBE eEBE|GFGB AFDF|GEB,E GABd|(3efg fg ed^cd|
BEEF GEB,E|GFGB AFEF|GABG FGAF|1 EFGA BEEF:|2EFGA BEEf||
||:gbef gbeg|fdd^c defa|gbef g2 fe|defd Beef|
geBA ^GABd|^cdeg fddf|(3gab eg fe^ce|1 dBAF E2 ef:|2 dBAF E2||

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Starry lane to monaghan

It’s great to know finally who composed this fantastic tune. I’vd never heard it been played until my friends learnt it last year from Paddy Ryan. a great tune on the fiddle!! its not very well known though unfortunately.

Starry Lane to Monaghan Commentary

Barnagrove is near the Monaghan border and on a starry night, as the story goes, one could look down this lane and see clear through to the neighbouring county. Reavy’s mother came from Monaghan and Ed had a special fondness for Monaghan people.

Source:- ‘The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy’ by Joseph M. Reavy

This is by far one of my favourite Reavy compositions, lovely tune all round.

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Re: The Starry Lane To Monaghan

This tune is not in G major. It is in E minor.