Féola & féithle
If the comhlaí (sisters) are transposed from G up to middle c, it may be that téad na féola was
also transposed. If so, it would be situated on the note g in the gamut. In the Ogham alphabet,
G is represented by the tree named in Gaelic 'gort', which is ivy. However, there may be
another name for ivy in old Irish which appears in multiple forms, some beginning with an E and
some with an FE, including the following.
féithlenn/féithlend (masculine and feminine)
faighleadh (masculine - modern Scottish)
The ivy represented weaving and winding to the Gael, particularly around wood. Such a name
as 'téad na féithle' would not be inappropriate for the first string in the harp to be tuned to the
comhlaí, or as a metaphor for the winding of melody.