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X: 1 T:Trip To Cartmell. BF11.10 T:High Road To Linton,aka. BF11.10 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=120 C:Hand of James Lishman S:MS11,c1800?.,Browne Coll.,Lakes R:.March O:England A:Lakes N:Reminds me of a march, like the Floral Dance, more than a reel. CGP. Z:vmp.Chris Partington. K:D ceeg aeeg|fddf gfed|cee(f/g/) aeeg|fd (f/g/a/f/) e2d2:|! |:cAAc BGGB|cAAg aeed|cAAc BGGB|cAAB {cd}d2B2:|



TRIP TO CARTMEL. AKA and see “High Road to Linton.” English, Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody comes from the Browne family music manuscripts, donated to the Armitt Library, now in the Armitt Collection of Ambleside Museum. Prior to being collected and donated, they were in the possession of the Browne family of Troutbeck, in the old county of Westmoreland (now Cumbria). The several manuscript books were written in several hands over time and date to the 1830’s or earlier. "Trip to Cartmel" is suspected to have been entered by James Lishman (on the basis of handwriting) and can be found in the Browne Family Manuscript 11 (entry No. 10). It is a version of the well-known "High Road to Linton" and its many variants.

There is a priory in the Lake District village of Cartmel that dates to c. 1120, but the attraction in the 19th century (dating to 1845 or earlier) was probably its horse course.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 5.

Recorded sources : - Harbourtown Records, The Boat Band – “A Trip to the Lakes.” Topic Records TSCD 482, Eliza Carthy – “Heat Light & Sound” (1996).




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