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Tune ID#1342 (Morning Star)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Morning Star about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WW 1 (track 7) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Morning Star, The / Morning Star / Réalt na Maidne / Réalt na Maidine / Belles of Omagh / The Green Fields of Éire / The Farmer Killed his Ox Today (appears within medley Rogha-An-Fhile / Poets Choice on IFM; in set Donovan's Reel on WW 1; also on WW 1 as a mislabeled track carrying three titles The Steampacket / The Morning Star / Miss McCleod; 6th in set Away We Go Again on Ch 7; 2nd in set The Inisfail on KCB 6) (also in A or F)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19077#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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191922#2
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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19197#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Patrick J. Touhey [sic] (pipes).
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192619#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band: Daniel J. Murphy (pipes),Michael C. Hanafin (fiddle), Thomas Ryan (fiddle), Daniel P. Moroney (piccolo), Dan Sullivan (pipes).
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192621#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Treasa Ni Ailpin (fiddle), unidentified (fiddle).
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19276#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Frank Quinn (fiddle), Joe Maguire (fiddle).
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19498#3
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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196016#2
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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~196714#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
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~19693#1
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Denis Murphy.
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~19743#2
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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19771#1
[BB 3] The Bothy Band. Out of the Wind into the Sun. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán, synthesizer), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar). For this tune: Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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~19771#6
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
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197814#1
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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~1978B.2#2
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~198211#2
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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19921#1
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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19942.2#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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19981#2
[CFF 2] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître / Soïg Siberil. Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Soïg Siberil (guitar). For this tune: Kevin.
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~20005#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
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200111#2
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (flute).
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~200213#2
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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~20021#2
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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~20049#1
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1191 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #475 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #142 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #47 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 25 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 94 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 45 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 73 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #226 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #10 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #23 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903