Sergeant Cahill's Favorite

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SERGEANT CAHILL'S FAVORITE (Roga Maor Uí Catail). Irish, Single Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Francis O'Neill set the tune in 6/8 as a single jig, however, there are slide (12/8 time) versions of the tune played in Sliabh Luachra (Munster). He obtained the tune from Chicago Police Sergeant James Cahill, an uilleann piper originally from County Kildare. Cahill was also a master wood-turner and pipe- and reed-maker (see note for "Cahill's Workshop."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "Cahill" [O'Neill]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980’s [Taylor].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 215, p. 114. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 834, p. 155. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 373, p. 76. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 16. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 26.

Recorded sources : - Ossian OSS CD 130, Sliabh Notes – “Along Blackwater’s Banks” (2002).




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