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.

Recordings

Dots (Musical 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.

Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 60bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm

Suggested Sets

Companion tunes and sequences that work well for this tune.

The Peacock’s Feather #1 (D Dorian) / The Peacock’s Feather #2 (D)

Other Resources

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