Trip To Carlisle jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Trip To Carlisle has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Trip To Carlisle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DED AFD|BGE AFD|Bcd edc|1 d3 d2 D:|2 d3 d2 d||
|:ABA ecA|fdB ecA|ABA ecA|g2 f e2 A|
ABA ecA|fdB ecA|Bcd edc|1 d3 d2 d:|2 d3 d3||

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Trip to Carlisle

Two part version in D as currently played by a local fiddler friend (in Cumbria)
A three part version in A can apparently be found in Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Volume 2 (1765) and William Vickers’ music manuscript copybook (1770) according to Fiddlers Companion and another source courtesy of JC’s ABC Tunefinder.

It is not clear (to me at least) whether tunes such as this should be regarded as formerly traditional to Cumberland etc or just 18th Century tunes that happen to have a Cumberland reference in the title.

It is currently being played, and in Cumbria, but it might be better to regard such tunes as "neo-traditional"