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X:1 T:Carlisle Lasses M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F C|:~F>GA>F E>G F2 | A>Bc>B A<c ~c2 | d>fc>f B>gA>f | |1 (3agf (3edc (3edB (3ABG :|2 (3agf (3def A<F ~F2 || B | A<c ~c>B A<f ~f2 | e>g ~g>e f<a a2 | b>ga>f g>ef>g| (3agf (3edc (3dcB (3ABG | A<c ~c>B A<f ~f2 | e<g ~g>e f<a a2 | b>ga>f g>ef>g | (3agf (3efg af ~f ||

CARLISLE LASSES. AKA and see "Lass o' Corrie Mill (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Athole): AA'BB' (Perlman). The name Carlisle was originally Caer Leul, 'caer' being Welsh for castle while 'Leul' is a contraction of the Latin form of the name of a Celtic deity known by the Irish as Lug, all processed by Norman clerks who knew nothing of the spelling of either (Matthews, 1972). Carlisle, in Cumbria, was a Celtic settlement since prehistoric times. The Romans garrisoned and fortified it and made it the anchor of the western end of Hadrian's Wall, although as their power waned it was sacked by the Picts in 181 and 367, and then by the Danes in 875. At the end of the first millenium it formed part of the kingdom of Strathclyde, but was conqoured by the Normans in 1092. Carlisle Castle was the first place of imprisonment for Mary, Queen of Scots. Royalist Carlisle fell the Scots in 1645 and it was captured again by Bonnie Prince Charlie in the rebellion of 1745.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Dennis Pitre (b. 1941, St. Felix, West Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 199. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 238.

Recorded sources: -

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