Sandy Skinner reel

Also known as Sandy Skinner’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Sandy Skinner has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Sandy Skinner
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A | d2AF d2fe | d2AF BEEc | d2AF d2fe |d2AG FDD :|
G | FGAG FEDA | d2AF BEEG | FGAG FEDc | d2AG FDDG |
FGAG FEDA | d2AF BEEb |agfe dcBA | BdAG | FDD ||
X: 2
T: Sandy Skinner
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A | d2AF d2fe | d2AF BEEc | d2AF d2fe |d2AG FDD :|
G | FGAG FEDA | d2AF BEEG | FGAG FEDc | d2AG FDDG |
FGAG FEDA | d2AF BEEb | agfe dcBA | BdAG FD D |]
X: 3
T: Sandy Skinner
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
c\
|d/d/d Ac d/d/d fe|d/d/d AF BEEc|{c}d/d/d Ac d/d/d fe|d/d/d AG FDD:|
G|FGAG FEDc|d/d/d AF BEEG|FGAG FEDc|{c}d/d/d AG FDDG|
FGAG FEDc|d/d/d AF BEEb|agfe dcBA|d/d/d AG FDD||

Ten comments

ABC is a bit of a mess…

and no comment on the tune?

Where is it from? Who wrote it? Who was Sandy Skinner?

Self-penned?

Perhaps? Until we hear otherwise!

C: J Scott Skinner.

Sandy Skinner was James Scott Skinner’s brother, and the person responsible for giving James his first lessons on the fiddle.
Originally written in 2/4, it is in the Logie Collection. I’ve put it in 4/4. and left out the slurs and the staccato, because you can see the staff notation here:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/scottskinner/display.php?ID=JSS0809

You can also hear Bill Lamey play it here:

http://archive.org/details/Dr.ShawTheBreemDogSandySkinner

I’ve also left out the opening ‘A’ note, because it doesn’t fit in the metre - halving the two notes doesn’t seem to sound right. Don’t forget to play it with "fire and energy"!

Thank you Weejie :-)

Thanks indeed for solving this riddle, Weejie! Do you happen to know if the first tune on this recording ("Dr. Shaw") is already here by a different name?

Skinner says: "An ancient o[b]solete warlike implement at Kildrummy for removing dwined whin reets (roots). Barrie’s Breem Dog." Whoever wrote the notes couldn’t make out the word "dwined" (withered).

Anyway, that’s for when or if the tune is submitted.