Skye Air waltz

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Skye Air has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Skye Air
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
CD |: F3 G FG | F2 G2 A2 | f2 d2 cd | F3 F GA |
f2 d2 cf | d4 GA | F2 D2 F2 | G4 cA |1 G4 CD :|2 G4 df |
|: g2 g2 ga | g2 g2 ga | g2 fd fa | f2 d2 fg |
a4 gf | d4 fd |c2 AG FG | A3 F GA |
f2 d2 cf | d4 GA | F2 D2 F2 | G4 cA |1 G4 df:|2 G6|]
X: 2
T: Skye Air
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
C>D | F3 GFG | F2 G2 A2 | f2 d2 cd | F4 G>A |
f2 d2 df | d4 G>A | F2 D2 F2 | G4 c>A | G4 :|
df | g2 g2 ga | g2 g2 ga | g2 fdfa | f2 d2 f>g | a4 gf | d4 fd |
c2 AGFG | A4 GA | f2 d2 cf | d4 GA | F2 D2 F2 | G4 c>A | G4 :|
X: 3
T: Skye Air
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D>E | G3 AGA | G2 A2 B2 | g2 e2 de | G4 A>B |
g2 e2 eg | e4 A>B | G2 E2 G2 | A4 d>B | A4 :|
eg | a2 a2 ab | a2 a2 ab | a2 gegb | g2 e2 g>a | b4 ag | e4 ge |
d2 BAGA | B4 AB | g2 e2 dg | e4 AB | G2 E2 G2 | A4 d>B | A4 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Skye Air / Unknown Air

Thanks must go to Nigel Gatherer for this one! I first heard it off the Blazin’ Fiddles album "Magnificent Seven", played by Iain MacFarlane, before I purchased "Affric" by Duncan Chisholm and came across it once more, titled "Unknown Air" in that instance.

I failed to find any information on its source myself, except that it was old! Hence this discussion https://thesession.org/discussions/31609 and Nigel’s excellent answer:

The tune is from the Patrick MacDonald Collection (1784), where it is given no title, but it’s annotated "Skye Air" - like many of the tunes in that collection, which is why there are a few tunes called "Skye Air" or "Skye Dance".

Setting 2 above comes from Nigel…
T:Skye Air
S:Book, Patrick MacDonald’s Collections (1784; facsimile, 2000)
Z:Nigel Gatherer