On The Wings Of A Skorie reel

Also known as On The Wings Of A Skorrie, Wings O’ A Scorie, Wings O’ A Skorie.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

On The Wings Of A Skorie has been added to 3 tune sets.

On The Wings Of A Skorie has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: On The Wings Of A Skorie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:BE E/E/E BEcE|BE E/E/E GFGB|ABGB AGFA|GEED EFGA|
BE E/E/E BEcE|BE E/E/E GFGB|ABGB AGFA|1 GEED E2 GA:|2 GEED E2 GF||
|:EBBG AGFA|GEDE GABd|Beed efge|fedf eBgf|
eB B/B/B BAFA|GEDE GABd|fadf efdB|1 ABdf e2 BA:|2 ABdf e4||
2
X: 2
T: On The Wings Of A Skorie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:BE E2 BEcE|BE E2 GFGB|ABGB AGFA|GEED EFGA|
BE E2 BEcE|BE E2 GFGB|ABGB AGFA|1 GEED E3A:|2 GEED E3G||
|:EBBG AGFA|GE E2 GA (3Bcd|Beed efge|fedf eBgf|
eB B2 BAFA|GE E2 GA (3Bcd|fadf efdB|1 ABdf e2 BA:|2 ABdf e4||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

At last, Slainte.

I promised Slainte that I would post this tune when I got round to learning ABC. It was written by the late Michel Ferrie from Fiddler’s Bid. I prefer this tune played not too fast but , maybe, it’s because I learned it that way. I’ve left the slurs and grace notes out so that they can be added according to taste.

"Michael Ferrie wrote this tune after watching the family’s new kitten playing in the garden. The kitten bravely decided to tackle a large skorie (Herring Gull) and jumped on it’s back. The skorie not much impressed, took flight with the kitten aboard. Luckily for the kitten it managed to escape but not until the bird had flown several hundred yards down the field." Notes from the album Da Farder Ben Da Welcomer" by Fiddler’s Bid.

Apologies.

I had to make a couple of small amendments in the 2nd and 4th bar of the second part but the "sheet music" had already been added so it’s slightly different. The actual ABC is the correct version.


John

Thanks, John. It sounds weird on the sound file, but it is a great tune. Deaf Shepherd also recorded it.

Weird or what?

I have a weird thing with this tune. I’m also called Michael Ferrie and it was written on my second birthday. The 15th of August 1995. Leo McCann taught me it at the Feis a few years back. Great tune.

This was also covered by Skerryvore on their "On the road" CD. Lovely tune.

Made For Speed

This tune just wants you to play it at a cracking pace.

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JACKB,

Just revisited this tune after reading your comment. Yes, it’s good to play fast but I’m probably a much more confident player that I was back then. Not necessarily more musical, mind you, but more confident.
🙂

Re: On The Wings Of A Skorie

Also a nice recording by Alasdair and Natalie on their cd "Abundance". Definitely made me want to learn it.
Beautiful version