This appears on a Matt Molloy album. I’m not quite sure if he wrote it or not…I’ll have to look into that.
Stonu Steps by Desi wilkinson
~A3B AF~f2|ABdf edBA|FA~A2 BF~F2|EFGE FDD2|
~A3B AF~f2|a2df fdBA|FA~A2 BF~f2|efge fddf||
fedc defa|~a2ba afeg|fded fded|B/c/dAG FDDf|
fedc defa|afbf afeg|~f4 ~e4|dfaf edBF||
Stonu? What’s Stonu?
Stony Steps by Matt Molloy
B3G AEGE|DGBG AGED|BABA ~G3B|dBAd BG~G2:|
~g3f ~g2dg|egdg egd2|~g3f gedg|1ea~a2 afef:|2e~a2 aged||
Stony Steps by Matt Molloy is in G, not D.
Stony steps in “D”
Sorry, Gian Marco - that’s not correct. "Stony Steps" is actually the 2nd tune in the set of 3 reels. They got the order of tunes wrong on the sleeve notes. Molloy plays it in D - (albeit on an Eb flute).
Wrong steps in “D”
Dunno if this set came from any specific recording, but around my home, they frequently play this tune after Maids of Mt Kisco. Makes for a fun little set.
The Stoney Steps
From a recording of a house ceili in Ireland:
T: Stoney Steps, The
dB|~A3B A~F3|ABde fdBA|F~A3 BAFA|EFGE FDDB|
~A3B A~F3|ABde fdBA|F~A3 BAFA|EFGE FDDe||
fedc defg|afbf afeg|fedc dBAd|BdAF ~E3e|
fedc defg|afbf afeg|~f3d efde|fgaf efdB||
T: Stony Steps
S: Matt Molloy
A3B AF~F2|AFdf efdA|FA~A2 BzAF|1 EFGE FDDB:|2 EFGE FDDz||
fedc defg|azbf afeg|fded fded|(3Bcd af edeg|
fedc defg|azbf afeg|~f3a ~e3f|dfaf efdB||
This next one I’ve simplified quite a bit and taken out some of the ornamentation e.g. same-note triplets.
T: Stony Steps
S: Micheal O’Raghallaigh
A3B AF~F2|ABdf e2dA|FA~A2 BFAF|EFGE FDdB|
A^GAB AF~F2|ABdf e2dA|FA~A2 BFAF|EFGE FAde||
fd~d2 d2fg|a2bf afeg|fd~d2 dBAd|BFAF E3g|
fd~d2 d2fg|a2bf afeg|f3d e2de|fdaf efdB||
I just heard this one on the Réalta album, noticed that it was the Stoney Steps - a tune which name I recognize, and somehow associate with Matt Molloy but still haven’t learned properly (or at all). Yet it sounds annoyingly familiar, and I don’t even have one single recording of the 31 (!) mentioned (OK, there is a tape of the black album somewhere, but it still sunds more familiar that it should, compared the low number of times I’ve listened to the tape).
Where have I heard it? Somewhere else?
Re: Stoney Steps - simple system & Boehm duet
First reel :