T: Cartmel Fell
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|:f2 df edef|d2 df edBd|AB d2 d2 AB|e2 AB f2 e2|
f2 df edef|d2 df edBd|AB d2 d2 AB|e2 dc d4:|
There is 1 recording of this tune.
Cartmel Fell has been added to 7 tunebooks.
I believe this is a Northumbrian Tune, however I’m not sure how I came to know the tune. Does anyone have any information on this tune.
Cartmel is a village attached to a former Priory in Cumbria, in the lower-lying country to the South of the Lake District and near Morecambe Bay. There appear to be at least two places called Cartmell Fell to its north, and a bit East of Windermere. I dare say they were estates of Cartmell Priory, and got their names for this reason. There’s a c1500 church at one, otherwise I don’t know if these places are villages or hills.
I’ve never heard of any place called Cartmel in Northumbria. Nor has my ever-trusty guide, Wikipedia. It’s an intriguing little tune. The Lakes and their area did have a tradition of their own, and this tune could possibly have come from there.
Sorry, it’s one ‘l’ for Cartmel, not two. That goes for both Cartmel and Cartmel Fell.
There’s a great polka on the Boat Band’s CD "trip to the Lakes"
called Trip to Cartmel
I’ll see if I can get that transcribed … I’ve just had a listen and I’m pretty sure the tunes aren’t related at all.
This tune was written by Jonny Dyer, whilst walking on it in the Lake District. There are a couple of notes different if you look at the original on the website.
There are quite a few tunes on there.
You can hear the original of this tune on myspace:
It’s the first tune in the track called Cartmel Fell, the second tune on that track is Tigers eye