Skye Barbecue reel

By Alasdair Fraser

Also known as The Skye Barbecue, Skye Barbeque, Skye BBQ.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Skye Barbecue has been added to 7 tune sets.

Skye Barbecue has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Skye Barbecue
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c4 cdcB|Acfc acfc|gfef gabg|agfa gfeB|
c4 cdcB|Acfc acfc|agfa gfeg|1 f2fe fgfe:|2 f4 z2 f>g||
|:a2ec Acec|dcBA GBEG|Acec acec|dcBc defg|
a2ec Acec|dcBA GBEG|Acec acec|dcBd cAA2:|

Four comments

Skye Barbecue

This tune is on Alasdair Fraser’s ‘Dawn Dance’ album. This is the first time I’ve tried to use ABC format, so hopefully I’ve got it something like right!

Skye Barbecue

Great tune… looks right to me. It’s probably good to mention that the A part is in F#min and the B part is in Amaj.


Does anybody know who wrote that tune?
Some hints on internet that it might be Alasdair Fraser himself…
Or maybe is this trad scottish tune?
Have a nice day all,

Alasdair Fraser

Confirmation, see, booklet exerpt, track 3:
“Wooden Whale * Leaps and Bounds * Skye Barbeque
The first reel is named for a piece of driftwood found on the Rogue River in Oregon. I wrote the second tune for the late Tasha, a horse owned by my friend Frances Elder in her Inverurie days. Skye Barbeque refers to the difficult but entertaining task of holding a barbeque in the rain at Tarskavaig on the Isle of Skye while dancers attempt an eightsome reel on the grass between cloudbursts. This tune is for Peggy, Flora and Ronnie.”