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BACK OF THE HAGGARD (Taob iar de'n iotlann). AKA and see "Black's Hornpipe (2)," "Corby Castle,""Duke's Hornpipe," "Lodge Gate (The)," "Kershaw's Hornpipe," "Lady Flashdash Hornpipe," "Loyalist Hornpipe," "Miss Manner's Hornpipe," "Pound Hill." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill {4 editions}): One part (Williamson; his version uses irregular measures). The melody, particularly the first strain (which traveled far) can be found in many English collections under the alternate titles "Kershaw's Hornpipe," "Lady Flashdash Hornpipe," "Duke's Hornpipe" and others (see note for "Kershaw's Hornpipe" for more). However, all versions may be derived from William Gow's "Mrs. Dundas of Arniston", which is very similar in the first strain, although the second strain diverges.

A haggard or haggard was the corner of the farmyard that was farthest from the house (according to Reg Hall), but it also may refer to a farm building, as a shed or stable. Paul de Grae says the word is commonly used in Ireland and refers to a hay-yard, from the Norse hey-garthr.

The Hyde Brothers (about whom nothing is known) recorded "Back of the Haggart" in New York in March, 1928. The hornpipe was recorded by the Ballinakill Céilí Band in 1931 as "Pound Hill." See also the cognate first strains of "Dickey Gossip (2)" (from both James Goodman and Stephen Grier's 19th century music manuscripts), "Dublin Hornpipe (3) (The)," "Jaunting Car," "Russell's Hornpipe" and "Woodcock Hill."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Ceol, vol. 5, No. 1. O'Neill (1915 ed.), 1987; No. 325, p. 161. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 206. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1742, p. 324. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 918, p. 157. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 82-83.

Recorded sources : - Topic TSCD 604, Ballinakill Céilí Band - "Past Masters of Irish Dance Music" (2000. Various artists. Appears as "Pound Hill").

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