The Silver Spear

Reel, D, Traditional Irish

The Silver Spear. Traditional Irish Reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 15, 2022.

The Silver Spear is one of the most popular tunes played in Irish sessions. If you play Irish tunes with others, it’s bound to come up.


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 Silver Spear. Traditional Irish Reel. D Major. Arranged by Jonathan Lay 5/5/2022. Chords for The Silver Spear.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • Silver Chair Reel Set: The Silver Spear / The Earl’s Chair/ The Musical Priest
  • Far from Home Reel Set: Far from Home (G) / Silver Spear (D) / Star of Munster (A Dor)
  • The Sally Gardens / Silver Spear / Humors of Tulla

References and Resources

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