Stone Of Destiny reel

Also known as The Stone Of Destiny.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Stone Of Destiny has been added to 11 tune sets.

Stone Of Destiny has been added to 194 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Stone Of Destiny
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BddB G2Bd|d2 Bd edBA|BddB GABd|gedB BA A>e|
edBA BGGA|BGAG EGG2|DG (3GFG DGBe|dBAB G2 z2:||
edBA BGGA|BGAG EGG>e|edBA BGGA|BddB A2 ze|
edBA BGGA|BGAG EGG2|DG(3GFG DGBe|dBAB G2 z2:||
X: 2
T: Stone Of Destiny
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BddB G2 Bd|d2 Bd edBA|BddB GABd|gedB ~A3d|

edBA B~G3|BGAG EAGE|D~G3 DGBe|1 dBAB ~G3A:|2 dBAB ~G3d||

edBA B~G3|BGAG EGDd|edBA BGGA|BddB ~A3d|

edBA B~G3|BGAG EAGE|D~G3 DGBe|1 dBAB ~G3d:|2 dBAB ~G3A||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Stone Of Destiny
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BddB G2 Bd|d2 Bd edBA|BddB GA (3Bcd|gedB A3d|

edBA BG3|BGAG EAGE|DG3 DGBe|1 dBAB G3A:|2 dBAB G3d||

|:edBA BG3|BGAG EGDd|edBA BGGA|BddB A3d|

edBA BG3|BGAG EAGE|DG3 DGBe|1 dBAB G3d:|2 dBAB G3A||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Stone Of Destiny
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
| cAGA c2 AG | A2 GA c2 de | g2 ag e2 de | dcAE G2 z2 |
| A2 GA c2 AG | A2 GA c2 cd | edeg e2 dc | ddeg e2 g2 ||
| e2 dc cc A2 | G2 EG A2-A2 | ccde g2 ed |
| cccd e2 g2 | e2 dccc A2 | G2 EG A2-A2 ||
X: 5
T: Stone Of Destiny
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"G"BddB G2Bd|d2 Bd "C"edBA|"G"BddB GABd|gedB "D"BA A>e|
"G"edBA BGGA|BGAG "C"EGG2|"G"DG (3GFG DGBe|"D"dBAB "G"G2 z2:||
|:"G"edBA BGGA|BGAG "C"EGG>e|"G"edBA BGGA|BddB "D"A2 ze|
"G"edBA BGGA|BGAG "C"EGG2|"G"DG(3GFG DGBe|"D"dBAB "G"G2 z2:||

Seven comments

Stone of Destiny

This is a newly composed tune by Maurice Lennon from his recent CD "Brian Boru, the High King of Tara". Maurice (nephew of Charlie - also a composer - and son of Ben, noted Leitrim traditional players) was a founder member of the trad group, Stockton’s Wing. All of the tunes on the CD, apart from Brian Boru’s March, are composed by Maurice. I picked this one which is not only very catchy, but was also fairly easy to transpose - transposition is not one of my stronger points but hopefully it’s mostly correct!

Lunasa do a nice version of this tune on their latest album, Se. Definately worth a look.

Stone of Destiny

Great tune.

Posted by .

Here’s a transcription of the Lunasa setting: some tweaks to Maurice’s version in the OP.

X: 1

T: Stone Of Destiny
C: Maurice Lennon
D: Lunasa, Se’

M: 4/4

L: 1/8
K: G

BddB G2 Bd|d2 Bd edBA|BddB GABd|gedB ~A3d|

edBA B~G3|BGAG EAGE|D~G3 DGBe|1 dBAB ~G3A:|2 dBAB ~G3d||

edBA B~G3|BGAG EGDd|edBA BGGA|BddB ~A3d|

edBA B~G3|BGAG EAGE|D~G3 DGBe|1 dBAB ~G3d:|2 dBAB ~G3A||

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Liath Fàil

Does any one know what prompted Maurice Lennon to give his tune the name? Has it got anything to do with the theme of "Oran na Cloiche" a recent Scottish song about an old stone of contention with England?

Gun tuirt e ‘s dath a’ bhàis air _ Said he, looking deathly pale
"Cha chreidinn-sa gu bràth e _ "I’d never have believed
Gu togadh fear bho làr i _ It could have been raised from the floor
Nach b’ àirde na speach _ By someone no bigger than a wasp
Tha rudeigin an dàn dhomh _ Something is to happen to me
‘S gun cuidicheadh an tÀgh mi _ And Heaven help me
Bha’ n duine thug à sàs i _ The man who unloosed it
Cho làidir ri each" _ Must be as strong as a horse"

Roddy Campbell sings this song on https://thesession.org/recordings/display/3650 The tune seems totally unrelated.

Funtatonic

I didn’t pay much attention to this reel at first but it proves plenty fun to play; it kinda puts you in a loop and plays with the expectation it forms in your mind!

It’s pentatonic, with neither a 4th nor a 7th throughout.

Stone Of Destiny, X:5

Chords by Bruce Williams
ABC Setting copied from Setting#1
Added composer name from one of the comments