The Starry Lane To Monaghan reel

Also known as Ginley’s, Tom Ginley’s.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Starry Lane To Monaghan has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Starry Lane To Monaghan has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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||
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:|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||
# 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.