Paddy’s Trip To Scotland reel

Also known as 1st Templebar Set, Mooncoin, Sergeant Murphy.

There are 45 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dinkey’s (lots of times), The Shetland Fiddler (lots of times), The Gold Ring (a few times) and The Wild Irishman (a few times).

Paddy’s Trip To Scotland has been added to 11 tune sets.

Paddy's Trip To Scotland has been added to 345 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dA~A2 BAGF|GABd cABc|d2ed cABc|dfed cABc|
dA~A2 BAGF|GABd cABc|d2ed cABc|1 dfec d2dc:|2 dfec d2dB||
|:Adfd Adfd|~g3f edcB|Acec Acec|~f3e dcBc|
Adfd Adfd|~g3f efge|aA~A2 BABc|1 dfec d2dB:|2 dfec dABc||
X: 2
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|:dA (3AAA BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|(3ddd ed cABc|dfed cABc|
|dA (3AAA BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|(3ddd ed cABc|1 dfec d2 (3ABc:|2 dfec dAFG||
|:Adfd Adfd|Adfd dcBc|Acec Acec|Acec dcBc|
|Adfd Adfd|Adfd d/e/dc B^g-|aA (3AAA dcBA||1 (3Bcd ec dcBc:| 2 (3Bcd ec d2 (3ABc||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc | dAA/A/A BAGF | [G2G,2](3Bcd cABc | dfed cABc | dfed cABc |
dAA/A/A BAGF | [GG,]A(3Bcd cABc | dfed cABc | dfec d2 :|
FG | Ad[fd]d Ad[fd]d | Ad[fd]d dcB^G | Ac[ec]c Ac[ec]c | Ac[ec]c dcB^G |
Ad[fd]d Ad[fd]d | Ad[fd]d dcB^g | aAA/A/A dcBA |(3Bcd ec d2 :|
X: 4
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dA A2 BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|d2ed cABc|dfed cABc|
dA A2 BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|d2ed cABc|1 dfec d2dc:|2 dfec d2dB||
|:Adfd Adfd|g3f edcB|Acec Acec|f3e dcBc|
Adfd Adfd|g3f efge|eA A2 BABc|1 dfec d2dB:|2 dfec dABc||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dA A2 BAGB|ABde cABc|d2ed cABc|dfed cABc|
dA A2 BAGB|ABde cABc|d2ed cABc|1 dfec d2dc|2 dfec d2dB:||
|:Adfd Adfd|g3f edcB|Acec Acec|f3e dcBc|
Adfd Adfd|g3f efge|aA A2 BABc|1 dfec d2dB|2 dfec dABc:||
|:dABd ABdA | Bdgf edcB | AAeA ceAc | effe dcBc |
dABd ABdA | Bdgf efge | aA A2 BABc|1 dfec d3c |2 dfec defg :||
|:(3aaaaf aAdf | gaag fdef | g2gf egBg | gfed cAfg |
(3aaaaf aAdf | gaag fdfg | aAA2 BABc | dfec defg:||
|:fdAf dAfg | fdAf dAfg | feBg eBfg | feBg eBfg |
fdAf dAfg | fdAf defg | | aA A2 BABc|1 dfec defg|2 dfec d2dB:||
|:A2fA AfdA | A2fA AfdA | A2gA AgeA | A2gA AgeA |
A2fA AfdA | A2eA fAgA | aAA2 BABc | dfec d2dB :||
X: 6
T: Paddy's Trip To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dA A2 BAGF|GABd cABc|d2fd cABc|dfed cABc|
dA A2 BAGF|GABd cABc|d2fd cABc|1 dfec d2dc:|2 dfec d2dB||
|:Adfd Adfd|Adfd edcB|Acec Acec|Acec dcBc|
Adfd Adfd|Adfd edfg|aA A2 BABc|1 dfec d2dB:|2 dfec dABc||
# Added by JACKB .

Eleven comments

Paddy’s trip to Scoland

Paddy’s trip to Scotland is the first tune of the Donegal set
(Dervish: The Boys of Sligo). It can be heard too on
Altan: Horse with a Heart

Altan’s Version

I like Dervish’s setting you’ve given, Paul, and will work that up for my own playing. On their Live cd, Altan does a different—more Donegal—setting, with a distinctly different B part, as follows:

T: Paddy’s Trip to Scotland
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Altan Live
K: D maj
(3ABc|:dA (3AAA BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|(3ddd ed cABc|dfed cABc|
|dA (3AAA BAGF|GA (3Bcd cABc|(3ddd ed cABc|1 dfec d2 (3ABc:|2 dfec dAFG||
|:Adfd Adfd|Adfd dcBc|Acec Acec|Acec dcBc|
|Adfd Adfd|Adfd d/e/dc B^g-|aA (3AAA dcBA||1 (3Bcd ec dcBc:| 2 (3Bcd ec d2 (3ABc||

This is a great way to compare two very different stylistic approaches to the same tune—the Dervish "Sligo" approach, which uses more linear melodic phrases, and Altan’s Donegal style, carrying the punchy arpeggiated phrases of the B part into the next measure, and sprinkling in a few more bowed triplets.

Posted .

I didn’t even know I was looking for this one.

It pays to check out all the new additions. I have enjoyed this tunes for years but I never got around to it. Thanks for the posts.

Thank you. X marks the spot. So long as it’s not the last field before the score. Putting it last seemed to give me a blank image.

Sorry, that comment was meant for a discussion, but it goes here just as well because my question was why can’t I paste that ABC into concertina.net without an error. The answer is to add X: 1 to the ABC.

Useful

the last but one bar of the 2nd part makes good flute practice (octave jump on string of a’s)

The highest notes in the first part are; d, e and f, in that order.
Noticing this feature helped me remember the tune better, (I tended to leave bits behind)

Notice how the tonal anchor, the key note, is not the bottom D but the high d. The tune extends a 6th under and a 5th over this note.

Pipes Version of Paddy’s Trip to Scotland McKerrell

Hi all,
had fun with this tune and always wanted to play it on Highland pipes so I’ve arranged it as a six parter for Highland pipes—hopefully someone will enjoy having a go at it!
all the best,
Simon McKerrell.

extra half-beat in setting #2

The 6th measure of the B part of setting #2 has an extra eighth note in it… 4 1/2 beats total in the measure.

Rather than the written Adfd d/e/dc B^g-, I take out the c and play it Adfd d/e/d B^g-.