Trip to Carlisle (A)

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TRIP TO CARLISLE, A. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. "Trip to Carlisle" was first printed in London by music publishers Charles and Samuel Thompson in their Compleat Collection, vol. 2 (1765). The melody was entered by Northumbrian musician William Vickers into his large c. 1770 music manuscript collection.

Carlisle is a border city and the county town of Cumbria (formerly Cumberland) as well as the administrative centre of the City of Carlisle district in North West England. It is the largest town in the county.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Seattle (Great Northern Tune Book/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 363. Charles & Samuel Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 65.

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