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Tune ID#4682 (Stone of Destiny)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Stone of Destiny about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MLnn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Stone of Destiny / The Stone of Destiny (3rd in set Boy in the Boat on Lu 6; 3rd in set The Stone of Destiny on JMcSh 1) (composed by Maurice Lennon)
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Discography cd

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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~20017#1 (0:21)
[MLnn] Maurice Lennon. Brian Boru. The High King of Tara. Maurice Lennon (fiddle, vocals).
~200611#3
[Lu 6] LĂșnasa. SĂ©. Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
~20103#3
[JMcSh 1] John McSherry. Soma. John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes, whistle), Joanne McSherry (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boy in the Boat
Lu 6
James Kelly's
JMcSh 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2001