Off to California

Hornpipe, G, Traditional Irish
Also known as: McGivney’s Fancy

Off to California - Traditional Irish Hornpipe. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.


Sheet Music

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.

Sheet music with chords for Off to California, traditional Irish hornpipe in G major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.

Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 50bpm
Moderate tempo 70bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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