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X: 1 T: Helvic Head S: Treoir N: from "O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish Union Pipes" Z: Bill Black M: 6/8 L: 1/8 R: jig K: G D/E/ |: G3 AGE | A2 A AGE | G3 AGE | GAB GED | G3 AGE | ABA ABc | BAG AGE | GAB GED :| |:BGG AGG | BGG AGE | BGG AGE | G3 GED | BGG cAA | dBB cAA | BGG AGE | G3 GED :| |:egf/g/ dBG | ABA A2 d | egf/g/ dBG | Dgf g2 a | bag agf | gfe dBG | BAG AGE | G3 GED :| |:G2 c BGd | BGd AGE | G2 c BGd | AFd GED | G2 c BGd | BGd ABc | BAG AGE G3 GED :| |:DFD DED | A3 AGE | DFD DED | G3 GED | DFD DED | ABA ABc | BAG AGE | G3 GED :||

HELVIC HEAD. AKA - "Helvic Grove." AKA and see "Melvin Head," "Walk out of it Hogan." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEE. Canon wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) entered an exact copy of O'Farrell's setting in Book 2 (p. 37) of his large mid-19th century music manuscript collection. 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."

Helvic Head (Ceann Heilbhic) is a promontory stretching out from the coastline of County Waterford.

Additional notes

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

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