The Rising Sun reel

Also known as An Grianract, Éirí Na Gréine.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Rising Sun has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Rising Sun has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Rising Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dA A2 BAAA|(3Bcd eg fdec|dcdB AFFD|EGFE D2 Bc|
dA A2 BAFA|(3Bcd eg fdec|dcdB AFFD|EGFE D3 A|
defg afed|(3cBA eA fAeA|defg afbf|afef d3 c|
defg afed|(3cBA eA fAeA|defd efge|f2 af efge|
X: 2
T: The Rising Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bar 1: |dA A2 BAFA| or |dA A2 BA A2|
Bar 15/16: |defd efge|fgaf gece|
X: 3
T: The Rising Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 FB A2 FA | (3Bcd eg fdBc | d2 FB AGFD | (3EFG FE Dgfe |
d2 FB A2 FA | (3Bcd eg fdBc | dcdB AGFD | (3EFG FE D2 ||
defg afed | (3cBA eA fAec | defg afed | (3cBA Bc d2(3ABc |
defg afed | (3cBA eA fAec | dfff dggg | fgfe d2 ||
afbf afdf | gfed cd (3efg | afbf afdf | abag fd (3efg |
afbg afdf | gfed fdBc | d2 FG A2 de | faef d2 |]

Eleven comments

The Rising Sun

This is a popular old tune and I base my version loosely on the playing of Jackie Daly (album: Music from Sliabh Luachra.) It is a first cousin of The Old Blackthorn but definitely, in my opinion, a different tune. There are a few variations in my head at the moment and I’m not entirely sure where they come from but I’ll post them in the next comment.

Variations

Bar 1: |dA A2 BAFA| or |dA A2 BA A2|

Bar 2: |(3Bcd ef gece|

Bar 3: |dcdB AF F2|

*above also applies from bars 5-8

Bar 11: |defg a2 bf|

Bar 12: |afeg fddc|

Bar 15/16: |defd efge|fgaf gece|

Micho Russell

Micho recorded a fairly different version of this tune. It practically stands out on its own from this tune and might deserve a separate place in the tunes section. If I get the chance over the weekend (IF!) I’ll post it here and see if you members think it worthy of a separate entry.

“The Old Blackthorn Stick” ~ reel ~ for comparison

Key signature: D Mixolydian
Submitted on June 2nd 2002 by Josh Kane.
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That was quicker than expected Paddy…

I love Micho’s take on this, on anything, I look forward to that transcription too…

I have Micho’s writte ndown soemwhere, it’s in turn a version of ‘The Master’s Return’ which Paddy Killoran brought to Clare in 1958 (although Micho had it from older players in his own area) and so named by Seamusennis in honour of Killoran’s visit

Posted .

I never realized thats where the name came from. It has often been called just "Paddy Killoran’s" too and its great to finally know the connection.

By the way, I think O’Neill’s 1001 has another take on this tune too. I see if I can dig it up.

“O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems”, 1907

X: 608
T: Rising Sun, The
S: "O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems", 1907, page 110, tune #608
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: DMaj
fe |\
d2 FB A2 FA | (3Bcd eg fdBc | d2 FB AGFD | (3EFG FE Dgfe |
d2 FB A2 FA | (3Bcd eg fdBc | dcdB AGFD | (3EFG FE D2 ||
Ac |\
defg afed | (3cBA eA fAec | defg afed | (3cBA Bc d2(3ABc |
defg afed | (3cBA eA fAec | dfff dggg | fgfe d2 ||
(3efg |\
afbf afdf | gfed cd (3efg | afbf afdf | abag fd (3efg |
afbg afdf | gfed fdBc | d2 FG A2 de | faef d2 |]