X:1 T:Carrickfergus  R:Air M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:90 K:F f2 f3 e|d2 G4|GA B3 c|A3 G F2-|F2 FG A2|B2 D4| EF G3 A|F6:|cc f2 e2|f6|fg a2 f2|g3 e c2| c2 f2 g2|a6|gf b2 a2|g6|f2 f2 e2|d2 G4| GA B3 c|A3 G F2-|F2 FG A2|B2 D4|EF G3 A|F6||
CARRICKFERGUS . Irish, Slow Air (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A harp air. As with many airs, the timing is indeterminate and is at the pleasure of the singer. Thus both duple and triple-time transcriptions exist of the same melody. The Castle of Carrickfergus is on the coast of northern Ireland not far from Belfast. It was a stonghold of the English at least from the time of Scotland's James IV, for he ransacked the place with his flagship The Great Michael, the great ships only battle.