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Old 12-11-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
Caitlin Huxley
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Default Help with 'Star of Munster'

I play mainly Irish jigs & reels, and am currently working on Star of Munster. Although my Walsh D2000s lack a 2nd octave, I am usually able to make the tunes sound halfway decent. This time however, the best I can get it to sound is still terrible.

What I'm wondering is if anyone out there has figured out a way to play this on the pipes, and if so, could you please share with me your charts? If nobody has then could I get someone else to take a stab at the song?
(I'm willing to trade any other Irish jig/reel you want. I'm pretty good at switching them over... usually)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Help with 'Star of Munster'

Just in case anyone wants it, here is the POS version i came up with:

Bagpipe Music Writer Gold:1.0
MIDINoteMappings,(54,56,58,59,61,63,64,66,68,56,58 ,60,61,63,65,66,68,70,55,57,59,60,62,64,65,67,69)
FrequencyMappings,(370,415,466,494,554,622,659,740 ,831,415,466,523,554,622,699,740,831,932,392,440,4 94,523,587,659,699,784,880)
InstrumentMappings,(71,71,45,33,1000,60,70)
GracenoteDurations,(20,40,30,50,100,200,800,1200,2 50,250,250,500,200)
FontSizes,(90,100,75,80,250)
TuneFormat,(1,0,M,L,500,500,500,500,P,0,0)
TuneTempo,132
"The Star of Munster",(T,L,0,0,Times New Roman,10,700,0,0,18,0,0,0)
"Reel",(Y,C,0,0,Times New Roman,10,400,0,0,18,0,0,0)
"arr. Caitlin Huxley",(M,R,0,0,Times New Roman,10,400,0,0,18,0,0,0)
"",(F,R,0,0,Times New Roman,8,400,0,0,18,0,0,0)
& sharpf sharpc 6_8
I!'' HGr_8 Fl_8
! Er_8 Dl_8 Cl_8 El_8 Dr_8 Cl_8 Bl_8 Dl_8
! Dr_8 Cl_8 LAl_8 Bl_8 Cr_8 LAl_8 LGl_8 Bl_8
! LGr_8 Cl_8 strlg Cl_8 Dl_8 Er_8 Fl_8 HGl_8 Fl_8
! HGr_8 HAl_8 gg HAl_8 Fl_8 HGr_8 Fl_8 El_8 Dl_8
!t
& sharpf sharpc
Er_8 Dl_8 Cl_8 El_8 Dr_8 Cl_8 Bl_8 Dl_8
! Dr_8 Cl_8 LAl_8 Bl_8 Cr_8 LAl_8 LGl_8 Bl_8
! LGr_8 Cl_8 strlg Cl_8 Dl_8 Er_8 Fl_8 HGl_8 Fl_8
! Er_8 Cl_8 Dl_8 Bl_8 C_4
''!I
& sharpf sharpc
I!'' Br_8 Dl_8
! Er_8 HAl_8 gg HAl_8 HGl_8 HAr_8 HGl_8 El_8 HGl_8
! HAr_8 Fl_8 HGl_8 Fl_8 HAr_8 HGl_8 El_8 Fl_8
! HGr_8 Fl_8 HGl_8 HAl_8 HGr_8 Fl_8 El_8 Fl_8
! HGr_8 El_8 HAl_8 Fl_8 HGr_8 Fl_8 El_8 Dl_8
!t
& sharpf sharpc
Er_8 HAl_8 gg HAl_8 HGl_8 HAr_8 HGl_8 El_8 HGl_8
! HAr_8 Fl_8 HGl_8 Fl_8 HAr_8 HGl_8 El_8 Fl_8
! HG_4 HGr_8 El_8 HA_4 gg HAr_8 El_8
! HA_4 HGr_8 HAl_8 HGr_8 Fl_8 El_8 Dl_8
''!I
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Help with 'Star of Munster'

I can't read that...

but anyhow I do play Star of Munster on the uilleann pipes and whistle, so I'm very familiar with the tune.

Let's face it: a rather small percentage of Irish dance tunes (reels, jigs, etc) fit on Scottish pipes. Actually many more fit on Highland pipes and Border pipes than fit on Scottish Smallpipes because on the former you can crossfinger C natural so as to play in A minor for tunes like Gravel Walk etc etc. Some makers do put a thumbhole on Scottish Smallpipe chanters for C natural and that would make a huge number of Irish tunes playable.

Without that C natural you can't play Star of Munster in its normal key of A minor on Scottish Smallpipe in A. Of course you could bump it up to E minor so that the tune begins

hg e e e
f# d d d
e b b b
d b la d

etc

(note than on uilleann pipes it's more stylistic to play "rolls" and play phrases like
hg e e e
f# d d d
than the accordion-like flowing style of
hg f# e hg
f# e d f# .

It sounds unidiomatic to play the uilleann pipes or whistle in an accordion style.)
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