Stony Steps

By Matt Molloy

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Stony Steps

It looks like this album is so wellknown that nobody thought it could not have been in here…

Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

It comes in after "The Parting of Friends" on Matt Molloys album.
Also is it an O Carolan tune?

If it is, is it in the Full Collection of OCarolan book?

Who else plays it?

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Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

I think it was a version of "Barney Brallaghan" - nothing to do with O’Carolan as far as I know. I first heard it played by Scottish folk-rock band , "The JSD Band" in the late 70s. Look it up in "Tunes" and it’ll list the recordings of it posted on this site. There are words to it too, used to be sung by a great Tees-side [ North-East of England ] singer Vin Garbutt.

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Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

could it be "james kelly’s"?
https://thesession.org/tunes/1492
sound pretty much like a 2-part version of barney brallaghan.

mm

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Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

that’s the one MM,
allthough in the recordings section it says it appears on the comas cd, but the tune there is a reel

Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

thanks fré, for doing the work :D

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Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

😀

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Re: Anyone know the name of the Slip Jig on Matt Molloys Stoney Steps?

In O’Neill’s that’s called Tipperary Hills. Michael Gorman recorded it in the 50s, on Folkways.

Probably the best traditional album in the world!!

Oh I forgot to say that in my my opinion Stoney Steps is probably the best trad album in the world ever!!

Yes I know that sounds o-t-t and like a tecky pop album!

But really this album to me is a celebration of life of traditional music of the flute and of Ireland, and it has the best accompanying ever done yet that I have heard.

Hope Matt equals or betters it with another some day.

Chill

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Jig of Slurs

Arty McGlynn on guitar?

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Aye….

That’s what it says on the LP sleeve.

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