Tobin’s Favorite

Jig, D, Traditional Irish
TrailJams Tune of the Week for October 24, 2021; May 28, 2023

Tobin's Favorite. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 28, 2023. Illustration copyright 2021, 2023 Jonathan Lay.

This triumphant Irish jig was among those collected by Francis O’Neil and published in his O’Neill’s Music of Ireland in 1850. We don’t know who Tobin was, but this tune is still a favorite among tune players, listeners, and dancers.


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.

Sheet music and chords for Tobin's Favorite. Traditional Irish jig in D major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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