Orlaith McAuliffe plays a set of reels on Irish flute, accompanied by guitarist Siobhan O’Donnell
Orlaith McAuliffe & Colm O’Donnell (Irish Flute) accompanied by Siobhan O’Donnell on guitar. Recorded at the Herschel Arms, Slough.
More tunes :
- Last Night’s Fun (Reel)
- The Harp that Once – beginners’ tin whistle song
- The Monaghan Twig (Reel)
- The Cat’s Rambles to the Child’s Saucepan (Slide)
Irish Music Books
Books in English
Book + FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD. 90 children’s songs from the Whistle for Kids collection
Books in English
Book with free audio download - 90 well-loved Irish and Scottish songs, chosen for beginners.
Tuamgrainey Castle Hornpipe played on Irish flute; also known as Loch Gamhna.
Born in 1932, in Cloonfeighrin, Co Mayo, near the Sligo border, Roger Sherlock started playing on a Clarke whistle. He emigrated to London in 1953, and played with all the big names of that period; he recorded for Raidio Eirinn’s Job of Journeywork, and played with the Dunloe, Hibernian et Thatch Ceili Bands. He returned to live in Ireland in 1996.
Paddy Carty was born in 1929 in Rafford, Loughrea, Co. Galway. He played on a Radcliff System instrument, a keyed flute with similar fingering to the simple system flute, which allowed him to play in a traditional style, but also to play in keys not normally used by flute players.
His playing style is flowing and rhythmic, without being too fast or overdone with ornamentation. He often played with Paddy Fahy, a fiddle player in the melodic style of the area.
Déanta were an ITM group from Antrim in Northern Ireland, with wooden flute, fiddle, whistle, vocals and accompaniment on guitar, keyboard and harp. Their music is in the Northern style, wioth evident Scottish influences (the song “Culloden’s Harvest, or the highland “King George IV”) The recorded 3 albums, Déanta, Ready for the Storm and Whisper of a Secret, traditional Irish music in contemporary arrangements.
Colin « Hammy » Hamilton was born in Belfast in 1953 and started playing the Irish flute in the 70s. In 1979 he created the first Irish wooden flute making workshop, in the village of Cuil Aodha, Co. Cork. He still makes flutes today.