The Clapton Jig
From Capercaillie’s "Delirium", played after this https://thesession.org/tunes/3889. Variation for final bar is |~e3 ~g3||. Also appears on Dervish’s "Boys Of Sligo" in the following setting:
T: Clapton, The
age a2b|ged BAG|age age|def ~g3|
age a2b|ged BAG|~c3 ~d3|1 ede ~g3:|2 ege dBA||
|:~d3 cAG|A/c/dA cAG|A/c/dA cAG|~E3 GEG|
A2d cAG|A/c/dA cAG|1 A/c/dA cAG|~E3 D3:|2 ~c3 ~d3|ede ~g3||
2nd part is in Dmix.
Somewhat reminds me of Fraher’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/992
I like it.
Nice one, Dow. I like Capercaille’s setting—seems to fit better on fiddle than the one from Dervish. But I don’t have either recording, and I’m already tinkering with bits here and there.
So what or where is the Clapton?
I’m assuming it’s Clapton in London. I think Dervish might have given it that name because they associated that jig set with that particular place. I have a feeling they were playing quite a bit in London (most notably Camden) around the time when Boys Of Sligo was recorded. The composer of the jig might have given it a different title originally, but it looks like the Clapton name has stuck.