Sergeant Cahill slide

Also known as Sergeant Cahill’s Favourite, Sgt. Cahill’s Favourite.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Sergeant Cahill has been added to 3 tune sets.

Sergeant Cahill has been added to 55 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Sergeant Cahill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2E G2A|B2 d dBG|B2c A2B|G2A BGE|
D2E G2A|B2d dBG|B3 A2B|(G3G2)z:|
g2d e2d|g2d e2d|B3 A2B|G2A BGE|
D2E G2A|B2 d dBG|B3 A2B|(G3G2)z:|
X: 2
T: Sergeant Cahill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2E G2A|B2d dBG|B2B ABA|1G3 G3:|2G3 GBd||
g2d e2d|g2d e2d|B2B ABA|G2A BGE|
D2E G2A|B2 d dBG|B2B ABA|1G3 GBd:|2G3 G3||

Nine comments

video of Segeant Cahill’s

here’s a video of a very young whistle player playing this tune. From the videos out there, it seems like this tune must be one that is taught to children alot

here’s the young man playing it on a whistle


Does anyone know the composer of this tune? I have a GCSE music practical on 16-4-15 and need to know the composers of tunes

Type of tune

This tune is a special type of jig, called a single jig. Usually classified by a long note (crotchet) followed by a short note (quaver) in each half-bar. Still 6/8 time though.

Tune to go with it

Hi everyone, if anyone can give me an easy-to-learn single jig to go with this one, that would be great! I need it for my SCT exam on 27th May 2015.

Really a Jig?

Any chance this is really a slide?

Sergeant Cahill, X:2

I learnt this in the Joe Mooney summer school some 12 years ago.