The Peacock’s Feather #2

Hornpipe, D Major, Irish Traditional
TrailJams Tune of the Week for July 22, 2021

There are two traditional tunes that go by the name of “The Peacock’s Feather.” One is in a minor key (Dorian mode), the other is in a major key. This tune, The Peacock’s Feather #2, is in D Major. It is called #2 (apparently) because the two tunes have been recorded together several times, with this one being second.


Sheet Music (Dots)

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 and chords for The Peacock's Feather #2, traditional Irish hornpipe in D. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.

Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 55bpm
Moderate tempo 75bpm

Suggested Sets

Companion tunes and sequences that work well for this tune.

Other Resources

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