Chief O’Neill’s Favorite

Hornpipe, D Major, Traditional Irish
Also known as Chief O’Neill’s Favourite

Chief O'Neill's Favorite. Traditional Irish Hornpipe. TrailJams.


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference. The version here is simplified, with ornamentation removed — to play it well, be sure to add triplets and other ornamentation.

Sheet music and chords for Chief O'Neill's Favorite. Traditional Irish hornpipe in D. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay. (Also known as Chief O'Neill's Favourite.)
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 55bpm
Moderate tempo 75bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • Chief O’Neill’s Favourite​ / ​Kitty’s Wedding
  • The Rights of Man / Chief O’Neill’s Favourite

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.