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Stone of Destiny

“Stone of Destiny” is a beautiful reel composed by fiddle player Maurice Lennon (son of the great Ben Lennon from Leitrim, and nephew of the famous composer Charlie Lennon). I learned this tune from my friend JB, a great fiddle player from Britanny. Liam O’Brien, a wonderful concertina player from Miltown Malbay, recorded this tune on his album “The Lane”.

Watch the video below to listen to the tune!

X:1
T:Stone Of Destiny
C:Maurice Lennon
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|:BddB G2Bd|d2Bd edBA|BddB G2Bd|gedB A2Bd|
edBA B~G3|B2AG EGGE|D~G3 D2GB|1 dBAB G2GA:|2 dBAB G2Gd|
|:edBA B~G3|B2AG EGDd|edBA BGGA|BGdB A2 (3Bcd|
edBA B~G3|B2AG EGGE|D~G3 D2GB|1 dBAB G2Gd:|2 dBAB G4||

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