Lesson 12. Chief O’Neill’s

This is a hornpipe in the key of D.

The arrangement in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (revised by Myles Krassen) contains F# throughout the whole of the tune, but it is often played with F naturals in the second part.

Tony’s arrangement is the older style, with F# throughout.

Hornpipes are played considerably more slowly than reels.

Chords for accompaniment are D, G, A and C.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 12. Chief O’Neill’s