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.

Recordings

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. trailjams.org
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm

Sets

Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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