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Seamus Tansey – Irish Flute

Séamus Tansey, flute player from County Sligo, playing 2 reels on the Irish flute.  Tansey is one of the references of the “Sligo Style” in Irish flute playing: a fast and ornamlented style with long phrases, and a tendency to variations in the melody. The playing is rhythmic, while still  fairly legato, with phrases articulated by the diaphragm and fingered ornamentation. Continue reading