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X:1 T:Hinchy's Delight M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1903), No. 215 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G A | BAB GBG | AFD F2G | AGA fed | cAG FGA | BAB GBG | AFD F2G | AGA fed | cAF G2 :| |: d | gfg afd | gfg a2d | gfg b2g | a2g fga | geg fed | fed cde | fef ded | cAF G2 :| |: (e/f/) | (g/f/)e(g f)df | (e/d/)c(e d)B(G | A)GA (fe)d | cAG FGA | (g/f/)e(g f)df | (e/d/)c(e d)BG | AGA (fe)(d | c)AF G2 :||

HINCHY'S DELIGHT (Aoibneasa Ui h-Aengusa). AKA - "Taigleacd Iansiag." AKA - "Hinchy's Fancy." AKA and see "Henchey's Delight." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill/Krassen, 1850): AABBCC (O'Neill/1001 Gems). Francis O'Neill printed the tune in his earlier collections as "Hinchy's Delight" but by the time he included it in his Waifs and Strains of Gaelic Melody (1922) the 'delight' had become "Hinchy's Fancy." The altered title probably signifies the "better setting" (as O'Neill remarked) of the tune "named after a blind fiddler of East Clare two generations ago...It was noted down from the whistling of Daniel Rogers in Chicago many years ago." Thus, O'Neill dates the tune roughly to the mid-19th century. The jig appears in the music manuscript collection of Sliabh Luachra musician D. Curtin from that time period, where it can be found as "A Favourite Gigg" (No. 8, p. 4 [1]).

The melody was recorded in 1937 by the Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band as "Henchy's Delight".

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - New York fiddler Tom Hinchy, originally from County Clare, by way of the whistling of Daniel Rogers, a native of East Clare living in Chicago, who had learned it from Hinchy--the title is O'Neill's [O'Neill]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 186, p. 58. Mitchell (The Dance Music of Willie Clancy), No. 104. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 57. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1032, p. 193. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 215, p. 50. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 77 (as "Hinchy's Fancy"). Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 39, p. 28. Treoir, vol. 32, No. 2.

Recorded sources : - Regal Zonophone IZ.674 (78 RPM), Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band (1937). Shaskeen - "The Mouse Behind the Dresser."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3]
Comhaltas Archive [4] [5]

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