Clare Jig (1) (The)

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CLARE JIG [1], THE. AKA and see "Cooraclare (The)," "Delaney's Drummers," "Jug of Brown Ale (2) (The)," "One Bottle More (2)," "Paddy in London (2)," "Raffle Jig (The)," "Winter Apples (2)." Irish, Double Jig. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Roche, Sullivan): AA'BCC'D (Mitchell). Clare takes its name from the 12th century leader of a Norman conquering expedition, Gilbert de Clare, nicknamed Strongbow. See also the similar "Ball of Ballynafeidh (The)/Humors of Ballnafeidh (The)," "Banks of Lough Gowna (The)," "Kitten and the Frog (The)," "Kitty in the Fog," "Paddy O'Brien's Jig (1)," "Stonecutter's Jig (The)," "Tom Billy's Jig (1)," "Young Tom Ennis," "Rambler from Clare (1) (The)." The tune was recorded in Chicago in 1928 by fiddler Michael Cashin (as "Ginger's Favorite").

Source for notated version: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; the Dubliners, piper Leo Rowesome [Sullivan].

Printed sources: Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 40, p. 52. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 1), 1927; no. 128, p. 52. Sullivan (Session Tunes, vol. 3), No. 7, pp. 3–4.

Recorded sources: Folkways FW 6818, Leo Rowsome (1966. A re-release of the HMV IM 525 78 RPM recording of 1938). HMV IM525 (78 RPM), Leo Rowsome (1944).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Leo Rowsome's 1944 recording of the "Clare Jig" at the Internet Archive [2] (2nd tune in medley, following "Jackson's Morning Brush")

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