Trotting To Larne slip jig

Also known as Trotting To The Larne.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Trotting To Larne has been added to 1 tune set.

Trotting To Larne has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Trotting To Larne
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2 c E2 c cBA|E2 c E2 c cBA|F2 A D2 F AGF|E2 C EAB cAF|
E2 c E2 c cBA|F2 d F2 d dcB|G2 B E2 e fed|1 cec BAG AGF:|2 cec BAG Aag||
|:~f3 edc ~e3|efe edc eag|~f3 fed e2 c|dcB BcA GFE|
EAc A2 E A2 =G|FAd A2 F ABA|GBe d2 B fed|1 cec BAG Aag:|2 cec BAG A3||
X: 2
T: Trotting To Larne
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 f A2 f fed|A2 f A2 f fed|B2 d G2 B dcB|A2 F Ade fdb,|
A2 f A2 f fed|B2 g B2 g gfe|c2 e A2 a bag|1 fgf edc d2B:|2 fgf edc d2c||
|:~B3 AGF ~A3|ABF AGF Adc|~B3 AGF A2 f|gfe efd cBA|
A df d2 A ded|Bdg d2 B ded|cea g2 e bag|1 fgf edc d2c:|2 fgf edc d2B||

Three comments

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.