Henchey’s Delight jig

Also known as Henchy’s Delight, Hinche’s Delight, Hinchey’s Delight, Hinchie’s Delight, Hinchy’s Delight, Hincy’s Delight, The Lark In The Corn.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Cobbler (a few times), The Monaghan (a few times), Rosewood (a few times) and The Scotsman Over The Border (a few times).

Henchey’s Delight has been added to 3 tune sets.

Henchey's Delight has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Henchey's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A|BAB GAG|FDE F2G|AGA fed|cAG FGA|
BAB GAG|FDE F2G|AGA fed|cAF G2:|
|:d|gfg afd|gfg a2f|gfg b2g|a2g fga|
gfe fed|fed ^cde|fef ded|cAF G2:|
X: 2
T: Henchey's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BAB GFG | ADE F2 G | AFA fed | cAG FGA |
BdB GFG | ADE F2 G | AFA fed |[1 cAF G2 :|[2 cAF GBd ||
|: ~g3 afd | gdg a2 d | gdg b2 g | a2 g fga |
geg fde | fed ^cde | faf ded |[1 cAF GBd :|[2 cAF G2 B ||
|: dge dBG | B/c/dB cAF | dDd faf | def gfg |
agf gfe | fed ^cde | faf ded |[1 cAF G2 B :|[2 cAF G2 A |]
X: 3
T: Henchey's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B^AB GBG | ADE F2 G | A^GA fed | cAG FGA |
B/c/dB GBG | FDE F2 G | AF/G/A fed | cAF G2 :|
|: d |g2 g afd | gdg a2 d | gdg b2 g | a2 g ff/g/a |
ge/f/g fde | fed cde | f/g/af ged | cAF G2 :|
|: e/f/ |geg fdf | ece d2 G | A^GA f2 d | cAG FGA |
ge/f/g fd/e/f | ec/d/e dBG | AF/G/A f2 d | cAF G2 :|
X: 4
T: Henchey's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A |:B^AB GFG | ADE F2 G | A^GA fed | cAG FGA |
B2 B GFG | ADE F2 G | A^GA fed |[1 cAF d^c=c :|[2 cAF G2 ||
|: d |gfg afd | gfg a2 b | gfg b2 g | a/b/ag fga |
gfe fed | fed ^cde | fef ded | cAF G2 :|
X: 5
T: Henchey's Delight
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|BAB GBG|AFD F2 G|AGA fed|cAG FGA|
BAB GBG|AFD EFG|AGA fed|cAF G2:|
|:d|gfg afd|gfg a2 d|gfg Tb2 g|Ta2 g fga|
geg fdf|ece cde|fef ded|cAF G2:|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Nine comments

Henchy’s Delight

This is a nice old-fashioned jig which is on both Catherine & John McEvoy’s "The Kilmore Fancy" and Maeve Donnelly & Peader O’Loughlin’s "The Thing Itself." I intentionally leave out grace notes: this kind of simple tune in fact works better when we avoid too much ornamentation.

Henchy’s Delight

I don’t know another name, but this tune is included ‘"Unknown" No 104 in the tune book "The Dance Music of Willie Clancy", ed. Pat Mitchell, Mercier Press, Dublin & Cork (for Na Piobairi Uilleann), 1976.
Captain O’Neill on p 104 of Irish Folk Music: a fascinating hobby says he got this tune from the whistling of an East Clare man Daniel Rogers, who learnt it in New York from a Co Clare fiddler Tom Hinchy, hence the name ‘Hinchy’s delight".

Henchy’s Delight

The first part of this tune is very like the first part of Tatterjack Walsh, played in a lower key

“Hinche’s Delight” ~ rescued duplication ~ with 3rd part

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 12th 2008 by gian marco.
~ /tunes/8139

X: 1
T: Hinche’s Delight
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: BAB GFG | ADE F2 G | AFA fed | cAG FGA |
BdB GFG | ADE F2 G | AFA fed |[1 cAF G2 :|[2 cAF GBd ||
|: ~g3 afd | gdg a2 d | gdg b2 g | a2 g fga |
geg fde | fed ^cde | faf ded |[1 cAF GBd :|[2 cAF G2 B ||
|: dge dBG | B/c/dB cAF | dDd faf | def gfg |
agf gfe | fed ^cde | faf ded |[1 cAF G2 B :|[2 cAF G2 A |]

Source: Memories From The Holla by Peter Carberry, Angelina Carberry And John Blake ~ Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

# Posted on January 12th 2008 by gian marco

“Hinchy’s Delight” ~ another 3-parter, closer to O’Neill’s

X: 3
T: Hinche’s Delight
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: A |\
B^AB GBG | ADE F2 G | A^GA fed | cAG FGA |
B/c/dB GBG | FDE F2 G | AF/G/A fed | cAF G2 :|
|: d |\
g2 g afd | gdg a2 d | gdg b2 g | a2 g ff/g/a |
ge/f/g fde | fed cde | f/g/af ged | cAF G2 :|
|: e/f/ |
geg fdf | ece d2 G | A^GA f2 d | cAG FGA |
ge/f/g fd/e/f | ec/d/e dBG | AF/G/A f2 d | cAF G2 :|

|: e/f/ |\ ~ missed forward slash for the software converter…

X: 4

~ from the bow of Jim McGuire/Maguire…

Henchey’s Delight, X:5 / Hinchy’s Fancy

This setting – quite similar to X: 3 – appears in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, no. 177, as “Hinchy’s Fancy”.
Here is the editor’s comment : “The above jig named after a blind fiddler of East Clare two generations ago, is a better setting of "Hinchy’s Delight", first published in "O’Neill’s Music of Ireland, 1903". It was noted down from the whistling of Daniel Rogers in Chicago many years ago.”
Only this setting should thus be named “Hinchy’s Fancy”. That’s why I don’t add this title as AKA.

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