Eire reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Eire has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Eire
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3G EFGA|Bd d4 Bd|e3d B2 A B/c/|B<E-E4 GE|
D3E G3 A|B c/d/ B4 G2|A3G FGAF|1 G8:|2 G6FG||
e3f g2eg|f6 gf|e3f g2 fe|dB-B3 z B2|
e3f g3a|f6 B2|f3g e3d|e4 z2 B2|
e3d efga|f6 gf|e3d B2 A B/c/|B<E-E4 GE|
D3E G3A|B c/d/ B4 G2|A3G F3A|G8||

Six comments

Eire Slow Air

transcribed by Bill Reeder from the playing of Liam O’Flynn

This is listed as a reel, but would it not be a song tune (air)?

Anybody knows who wrote that tune? Traditional, or is it Liam O’Flynn’s composition?

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I learned it as a slow air from Siobhan Ni Chonarain. As I recall she talked about it as one of the romantic post Jacobite songs, in which Eire is often portrayed metaphorically as a lost love etc. Not sure if my memory serves me rightly.

Traditional Song

from the CD booklet:
Éire is one of the great aisling songs from the Ring in the Waterford Déise …(Liam) first heard it sung by Áine Uí Cheallaigh.
No composer / songwriter is mentioned.