Peacock's Feather (2)
X: 1 T:Peacock's Feather , The S:Mike Rafferty Z:Lesl M:4/4 L:1/8 K:D DE|:FEDF ~A3B|defd B2ef|g2fd efdB|AGFA E2DE| FEDF ~A3B|defd B2ef|g2fd efdB|1 Adfe d2DE:|2 Adfe d2fg|| |:afge fdec|defd B2ef|~g2fd efdB|AGFA E2DE| [1 FEED ~A3B|defd B2ef|g2fd efdB|Adfe d2fg:| [2 F~E3 A~F3|defd B2ef|g2fd efdB|Adfe d2||
PEACOCK'S FEATHER , THE (Cleite na Péacóige). Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB (Breathnach): AA’BB’ (Black, Harker/Rafferty). Black identifies this as an East Galway tune,, recorded by the band De Danann. However, Caoimhin Mac Aoidh attributes it to Joe Holmes of County Antrim, a singer and fiddler who brought the tune to Galway in the early 1970’s. It seems that Holmes and a young Len Graham would travel to stay with friends, the Keanes of Caherlistrane, and introduced the tune on one of his visits.