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Tune ID#1225 (Sergt. Cahill's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sergt. Cahill's Favorite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DCB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sergt. Cahill's Favorite / Sergeant Cahill's Favourite / Sergeant Cahill's / Rogha an tSáirsint Uí Chathail / Martin's Favorite / Martin's Favourite (for 3rd figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on MISD 7; also for 6th figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (also in A, also reversed parts) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Larry McDonagh's Jig #4514)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~1996A.3#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996B.6#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~199610#1
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion).
~199811#3
[MDOSe] Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. Ó Chicago go Carrachán. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: Caoimhín Ó Sé (whistle).
200217#2
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~200210#2
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~20065#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gale Bridge
MISD 7, MISD 7, DLB
Nicholas McAuliffe's
MDOSe
Across the Road
SN 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
PCln
Man in the Moon
SN 3
Behind the Bush in the Garden
DCB 1

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #834 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #373 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As slide #37 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903