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HELVIC HEAD. AKA - "Helvic Grove." AKA and see "Melvin Head," "Walk out of it Hogan." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD (O'Farrell): AABBCCDDEE (Kennedy). Helvic Head (Ceann Heilbhic) is a promontory stretching out from the coastline of County Waterford. O'Neill prints the tune under the corrupt title "Melvin Head" in Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922). Some similarities to the slip jig "Yellow Stockings."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 56, p. 15 (appears as "Helvic Head"). O'Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, vol. 1), c. 1805; pp. 28-29.

Recorded sources: Mulligan Records, Fisherstreet - "Out in the Night." Todd Denman & Bill Dennehy - "Like Magic."

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
See/hear the tune played by Mick O'Brien, Emma Sweeney, Fiona Brown on youtube.com [3]

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