Crossing The Channel slip jig

Also known as Ag Trasnáil Na Caoile.

Crossing The Channel has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Crossing The Channel
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: B |A2 A AFA B2 d | f2 f fed e2 f |\
a2 a afd c2 A | Bcd gec d2 :|
|: f |a2 a aba f2 d | g2 f ged c2 A |\
a2 a aba f2 d | BB/c/d gec d2 :|
|: c/B/ |ABA AF/G/A Bcd | fgf fed ee/f/g |\
aba afd cBA | d2 f gec d2 :|
|: f/g/ |afa aba fed | gf/g/a ged cBA |\
af/g/a aba fed | dd/e/f g2 c d2 :|
X: 2
T: Crossing The Channel
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 A AFA (B2 d) | f2 f fed (e2 f) |\
aba afd cBA | def gec d3 :|
|: a2 a aba fed | gfa ged cBA |\
a2 a aba fed | def gec d3 :|

Seven comments

“Crossing the Channel to Eire”

~ Alan Corsini reminded me of the neglect and this tune. It has been some time since I was over on the other side, that side anyway. We have a few long overdo trips and visits to make. That shore is one of our many considered ‘homes’, as much as we can have one… In a restless mood and job hunting and an email from Alan reminded me of yet another slip jig, which I think I also have some other version here to hunt up…

For some reason I remember this as "Crossing the Channel to Eire / Ireland" ~ but I haven’t been finding that title in anything I have here… My mind has had its fun with me before, a constant entertainment and frustration… :-/

“Ceol Rince na hÉireann IV”

Compiled and edited by Breandán Breathnach
An Gúm, Dublin, 1996
ISBN: 1-85791-143-1

Page 23, tune #49: “Ag Trasnáil na Caoile”

“Crossing the Channel” ~ Scottish!?

While I may have first heard it in Eire, my sources suggest Scotland for at least its earliest transcription…

“Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies”

James Spiers Kerr
444 tunes ~ Scottish and ‘Irish’ ~ reels, jigs, Strathspeys, Highland schottisches, country dances, hornpipes, clog dances, waltzes, polkas ~ etc…

Page 23, tune #203: “Crossing the Channel”

Channel Crossings

A friend of my father’s, a Mayoman and used to travelling between Mayo and England by boat … and also to Scotland by boat as a Harvester and Howker logically assumed that travel between England and Scotland would also be by boat!
Another channel to cross?

X: 2 “Crossing the Channel”

S: "Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies", Glasgow, 1870-75, page 23, tune #203
N: Listed in this collection under "Irish Jigs", pages 22 - 26