Trotting to Larne
From the playing of Boys of the Lough on “Open Road” (Topic; 1983) (Aly Bain; Cathal McConnell; Dave Richardson; Tich Richardson). Sleeve notes state: “Fiddler Pat Neilly whistled Trotting to Larne to Cathal over the telephone so he could learn it. A manuscript of the tune was later sent to us by Mrs J. McAuley of Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, showing that the tune was composed by John T. Blair of Larne, 23 July 1957.”
John Skelton plays this in D.
Trotting To Larne, X:2
I first this tune played by The Great Santoro. He plays it on a D whistle. If D is good enough for Skelton and Santoro it’s good enough for me. I transcribed it from John Skelton & Kieran O’Hare’s "Double-Barreled." John Skelton also plays it on "A Few Tunes." It fits perfectly on the D whistle.
According to Alan Ng it was written in the late 1957 by John T. Blair.