Wooden Flute News
6th Annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
Submitted 2013-01-27 12:30:23.00 by: anonymous
The Center for Irish Music in St. Paul, MN, is pleased to announce the 6th annual Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 13-16, 2013. Special guests include:
Geraldine Cotter - tin whistle and piano;
Eamonn Cotter - flute;
Oisín McAuley - fiddle;
Eileen O'Brien - fiddle;
Meaití Jó Shéamuis – sean-nós song, uilleann pipes.
The Minnesota Irish Music Weekend pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, and performances. More information is available at: http://www.centerforirishmusic.org/mim-2013/
The Center for Irish Music is a community music school dedicated to handing down traditional music and song to the next generation. Over the years, CIM has offered a vibrant program of classes and special events, including hosting internationally renowned musicians such as Randal Bays, Harry Bradley, Liz Carroll, Kevin Crawford, Dermy and Tara Diamond, Felix Dolan, Martin Hayes, Liz and Yvonne Kane, James Kelly, Áine Meehaghan, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Paddy O’Brien, Jesse Smith, Dáithí Sproule, and Fintan Vallely.
Are these Flutes?
Submitted 2012-10-07 08:32:22.00 by: anonymous
I was wondering if anybody could help me identify two wooden instruments found in an elderly lady's loft. My local woodwind specialist has no idea what they are.
I have joined the site in the hope that someone can help me.
I have taken lots of photos, but I haven't figured out how to up load the pictures to this site.
They are in bad need of repair and my long term aim is to learn to play them.
The first instrument is a similar to piccolo in size and has a sign key at the end. It seems to have a makers mark "Improved London B"
The second is larger and has no makers mark. It looks similar to the german 4 key flutes that I have seen whilst searching the internet. It is bad need of repair.
Any help would be much appreciated
You can get in touch with me at email@example.com
Patrick Olwell documentary
Submitted 2012-01-25 20:02:45.00 by: anonymous
I'm starting a feature documentary on legendary flute maker Patrick Olwell, and though I'm donating my time and equipment for the next six months, I have to find a way to pay for travel to interview musicians like Matt Molloy and Seamus Egan. So I've put up a Kickstarter campaign, and starting today I'll have 30 days to meet my goal or else I don't get anything. So if you can share this link, or pass it on to folks who might be interested in the story, it would be a great help and really get this project off the ground.
For those who don't know me, I've been a professional musician for almost 25 years ( www.jemmoore.com ) and have recorded 15 albums, one of which (April Fool's Waltz) actually has Patrick playing on it. I left the folk scene in 2001 to pursue a career in aviation, and I am currently a Captain at Republic Airlines on the Embraer 190 jet. I started making films about three years ago ( www.descantproductions.com ) , and last year had a film I did for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival voted "Best Documentary" at the Music Educators of America conference.
I'm very excited to be working with Patrick on this project, preserving his story, and hearing the stories of the musicians he has inspired with his flutes. It's going to be a great project, I just need to get the word out and see if I can make it happen. I'll be joined in this effort by Blayne Chastain, founder of whistleanddrum.com and BlayneChastain.com where he offers flute and whistle lessons online. He is also involved in video production, and will bring an impressive set of skills and knowledge to the project.
Check out the Kickstarter page for a video explaining what's going on, and some more info about how we're going to do it. Thanks, and if you have any questions, please drop me an email anytime.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the word!
Submitted 2011-11-25 04:18:58.00 by: Bart
Have made piano/harpsichord accompaniments for one march, two songs and fifteen dance tunes. All Irish and in the original keys.
Anyone interested can drop me a line at
email@example.com and I'll be happy to send the pdf file.
Invite in Sardinia
Submitted 2010-12-01 03:39:42.00 by: anonymous
I am Rosario, I live in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. ..
Here I am now to invite you all at our Folk Festival: CaFlà (Cagliari Fleadh). It is based mainly on workshops and courses . We do not want to have any big folk band (sorry no money for cachet), but we will have sessions, dances, gigs and some concert with extemporary "all stars" group and music from local bands.
It is about Irish, Sardinian, Spanish Folk music and dance and our irish teachers will be: Martin and Christine Dowling (Belfast, fiddle,whistle), DAVY MAGUIRE (Belfast, **irish flute**), Svend Kjeldsen (Limerick, bodhran) and Timmy McCarthy (Sliabh Luachra,dances.
On spanish side we have a great guitarist form Galicia: Fernando Barroso.
More we shall have a building workshop about "Sulittu" a sardinian flute of cane similar to the whistle...
The date are Easter 2011 from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th .
Cagliari is well connected with good cheap flights. And more we have a wonderful beach with warm water since april.
Thus, pls. come and visit our website to stay informed :
Friday Harbor Irish Music Week
Submitted 2010-11-08 12:26:41.00 by: anonymous
Marcus Hernon and Eliot Grasso will be teaching Irish Flute at the 2011 Friday Harbor Irish Music Week Mar 6-13, 2011. They will be joined by James Kelly, Randal Bays and Antoin MacGabhann (fiddle) Johnny Og Connolly (box) Florence Fahy (concertina) Davey Mathias (guitar) and Andrea Cooper (whistle) and Randy Vic (Intro to Irish fiddle). Join us for five days of intensive classes in traditional Irish music plus many opportunities for sessions with some of the finest players in the world.
The Long Hard Road - New CD by Tom McElvogue & Paddy Kerr
Submitted 2010-10-31 05:33:02.00 by: Tom McElvogue
The Long Hard Road - Tom McElvogue & Paddy Kerr
The debut album from Tom McElvogue (Flute) and Paddy Kerr (Bouzouki, Guitar, Bodhran) features original compositions from both Tom and Paddy as well as traditional tunes.
Currently only available via the website. The website features previews of all tracks as well as numerous other samples of flute music.
New FREE content on SkipHealy.com
Submitted 2009-11-28 09:39:10.00 by: anonymous
Skip Healy -- Irish flute and American fife maker, performer, and instructor --
Skip is releasing two exciting, new, and FREE features on SkipHealy.com:
Skip's Tips Express (Podcast) -- 60-second (roughly :) ... ) flute lessons. Get better fast!
Covering my tracks (Podcast) -- a behind-the-scenes take on the stories surrounding his recordings.
Submitted 2009-10-29 16:06:58.00 by: anonymous
PENNY TRUMPETS NEW CD BY GARRY WALSH
Submitted 2009-10-13 15:52:44.00 by: anonymous
This great new CD is out under the Claddagh records. It follows on from Garry's first CD Uncovered.
The tunes have never been recorded before and come from his father and Grandfathers.
The CD features Maire Breathnach,Fiddle. Jim Murray, Guitar,Cyril O'Donoghue. Bouzouki. Colm Murphy,Bodhran.and Garvin Gallagher, double bass.
So far featured on radio across the globe and receiving rave reviews not only for his outstanding playing, but for the nature of these beautiful tunes.