Skidoo reel

Also known as Ski Doo, Ski-doo.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Brolum (a few times), The Maid In The Cherry Tree (a few times) and The Red-Haired Lass (a few times).

Skidoo has been added to 2 tune sets.

Skidoo has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Skidoo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|EB, (3B,B,B, G2 AB|G~E3 BEAG|FdAF D2 B,A,|B,FED EB,FB,|
|G~E3 BEAB|GBef gfed|dAde f2 fa|fedB AdBA|
|G~E3 BEAB|GBAB GBAG|FdAF D2 B,A,|B,FED EB,FB,|
|G~E3 BEAB|GBef gfed|dAde ~f3a|fedB Adef|
|:ge (3eee geBe|geBe cedc|BEGA BEGA|BEGA (3B^cd ef|
|e2 ed ebba|gefe eAAB|cAEA BGEG|1 ADFD B,Eef:|2 ADFD B,EGF|
# Added .
X: 2
T: Skidoo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e2BB G2 AB|GE2E BEAG|FdAF D2 BA|BFED EBdB|
GE2E BEAB|GBef gfed|dAde f2 fa|fedB AdBA|
GE2E BEAB|GBAB GBAG|FdAF D2 BA|BFED EBdB|
GE2E BEAB|GBef gfed|dAde ~f3a|fedB Adef|
|:ge e2 geBe|geBe cedc|BEGA BEGA|BEGA B/c/def|
e2 ed ebba|gefe eAAB|cAEA BGEG|1 ADFD E2ef:|2 ADFD E2gf|
X: 3
T: Skidoo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|EB, (3B,B,B, G2 AB|GE ~E2 BEAG|FdAF D2 B,A,|B,FED E2EF|
|GE (3EEE BEAB|GBef gfed|ABde f3(f|f)edB AdBA|
|GE (3EEE BEAB|GBAB GBAG|FdAF D2 B,A,|B,FED E2 EF|
|GE (3EEE BEAB|GBef gfed|ABde f3 (f|f)edB Adef||
|:ge (3eee B2ef|geBe cedc|BEGA BEGA|BEGA B^cdB|
|e3 e ebba|gefd eAAB|cAEA BGEG|1 ADFD B,Eef:|2 AD (3FED B,EGF|
# Added by DomW .

Fifteen comments

Skidoo

Stephen Cooney wrote this tune, played by Sharon Shannon on her self-titled cd. They do it in F#minor, but Em is a more fiddle friendly key.

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Barra MacNeils

The Barra MacNeils also play it in F#minor as part of a set…A great piece.

i like the version done by seamus o’sullivan and gerry conlon, great to dance to.

This reel is very aptly named: It’s full of adrenaline and attitude, sudden changes of direction…
It is one of the first ‘modern’ Irish tunes I’ve heard. As such it stood out for quite some time before the flood of ‘new generation’ tunes broke the lilting gait…
Do yo know when it was written?

Datation

Probably written around the eighties.

Link seems to work OK.

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Skidoo, X:2

A whistle-friendlier setting.

Re: Skidoo

The suggested original recording (Stockton’s Wing) doesn’t have both parts (I even think Steve Cooney was in the line-up). I hadn’t heard the whole tune until I got hold of the Sharon Shannon album some 20 years ago.

Re: Skidoo

Yes, Steve was in Stockton’s Wing in the early 80s: and he played didgeridoo, as you hear on that first video above. (One of our favourite ever Irish bands, as well as Sharon Shannon’s!)

Re: Skidoo

Still prefer the Stockton Wing version on their old "take one - live" album. It is just the B part pls a lot of funky bass and drum and……