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.
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".
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.
T: Hinche’s Delight
|: 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
T: Hinche’s Delight
|: 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…
Played here by Catherine McEvoy, starts about 2.35…..
~ 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.