Tag Archives: Irish Flute

John McKenna (flute)

john mckenna flute

John McKenna was an influential Irish flute player. Born in 1880 in Tarmon, Co Leitrim, he worked in the Arigna coal mines before emigrating to the States in 1911, where he settled in New York. He made 60 recordings (78s) between 1921 and 1937, including several duets with violinist James Morrisson. He was among the first to make recordings of Irish traditional music, with James Morrisson (fiddle), Patsy Tuohy (uilleann pipes) and other emigrant musicians, at the time of Francis O’Neill’s book “The Dance Music of Ireland.

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Cruinniu – hornpipe & 2 reels

The group Cruinniu playing at the Cooley/Collins festival, with 3 tunes : the Boys of Bluehill and 2 reels. With Jack Talty (keyboard), Ann Marie Grogan (flute), Caitlíin Nic Gabhann (concertina), Siobhán O’Donnell (bodhrán and vocals), Damien O’Reilly (accordion) and Áine Bird (fiddle).

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Peter Horan & Matt Molloy (Irish flute)

Peter Horan & Matt Molloy

Peter Horan & Matt Molloy play 3 reels at the Gradam Ceoil ceremony in 2002. The tunes are the Boys of the Lough, the Devils of Dublin and the Humours of Lissadell

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Roger Sherlock

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.

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