Traditional Irish Reel, A Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week for August 26, 2021
- Video – Kevin Burke: The Star Of Munster / John Stenson’s no.1/ John Stenson’s no.2
- Video – The Star of Munster and the Maid Behind the Bar by Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern
- Video – Anthea Lawrence: The Unfortunate Cup of Tea/Ships are Sailing/The Star of Munster from the album Fiddlehead (Olympia, Washington, USA. The Star of Munster starts at time 3:02 in this recording.)
Dots (Music Notation)
As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.
Play from the Dots
Here are some examples of sets that include The Star of Munster.
- Far from Home (G) / The Silver Spear (D) / Star of Munster (A Dor)
Jump to the Far From Home Reel Set
- The Unfortunate Cup of Tea / Ships are Sailing / The Star of Munster
- Paddy on the Railroad (D) / Star of Munster (A Dor) / Masons Apron (A)
- Star of Munster / Maid Behind the Bar
- The Star Of Munster (A Dor) / John Stenson’s no.1 (D) / John Stenson’s no.2 (A)
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Video – Shane Farrell (Traditional Irish Music): The Star of Munster Reel – played on tenor banjo
- Lesson – Mikela Valenzuela: The Star of Munster – slow and fast — fiddle rendition
- Lesson – Mike Giverin (Mando Mike): Lesson -The Star of Munster — advanced mandolin lesson video with downloadable sheet music and notes (free)
- Lesson – Kevin Burke: Lesson – The Star of Munster (Gm) — lesson (free excerpt; full lesson by subscription)
- Lesson – Shannon Heaton: Star of Munster [Reel] – Tune of the Month – taught phrase by phrase on flute. Tune variation starts the B part with A major chord notes.
- Other Resources