Click this link for an introduction to the "Irish" flute : Info flute (English) Info flute (Dutch)My "Links" page has interesting flute links too...Click the links below for some MP3s or videos I have made for my flute students.Sometimes I have used percussion-tracks too as a rhythmic support.Most of these percussion-tracks are taken from my Cd The Irish Beat Conductor: see Shop.With Windows Mediaplayer you can choose the speed you like to play these Mp3s and Videos.This page will be updated regularly too: new tunes at the top and scroll down for older ones.
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Trip to Birmingham 1x - O'Gormans 2x - Ships are sailing 1x: whistle/flute/bodhran/fast tempoScroll down for slower arrangements and notation***The Clare Jig 2x : whistle / flute / moderate tempoThe Clare Jig 1x : flute / slow***Castle Kelly 1x AA BB / Humours of Rockstown flute 2x AB AB: flute/ bodhran / slowThe Humours of Rockstown 4x: flute/whistle/low whistle/bodhran= slowI enjoyed making this slow version but I suppose fiddlers want it faster..I found this tune in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)(1050 tunes for fiddle)***Devanney's Goat 1x / The Boy in the Gap 1x: flute / whistle / bodhran / Ddrone / moderate tempo***Achill Fog Air:A slow air I composed after spending some days in the atlantic drizzle and fog ...***The Three Sisters 2x : flute / whistle / bodhran / fast tempoThree Sisters 2x : flute / whistle / percussion / moderate tempo
reel was composed by Barry Kerr and I derived this version from the
playing of Brendan Mulholland at the annual Berkenhage flutemeet at
Zedelgem.Three Sisters: 3 tutorial videos with a notation that shows some ornaments:
AABB moderate tempo + AA slow + BB slow : flute
AA slow : flute
***The Peelers Jacket 2x : flute / bodhran / fastThe Peelers Jacket 1x : flute / whistle / percus / moderate tempoA-part slow
B-part slowThe Boys of the Lough 2x : flute /whistle / D-drone / fastThe Boys of the Lough 1x : flute / whistle / D-drone / moderate tempoA-part slow according to notation B-part slow according to notationThe Boys of the Lough 2x : F-flute / bodhran / moderate tempoThe Cat's Meow 1x : flute / fast tempoComposed by Joanie MaddenA-part: flute / slowB-part: flute / slowC-part: flute / slowThis is my way of playing this jig: other arrangements can be found at www.thesession.org ***The Burnt old Man 2x / The Night Poor Larry was stretched 2x : whistle / flute / bodhran / fastThe Burnt old Man 1x : flute / whistle / bodhran = slowHere I play a bit over - ornamented: short rolls + D-cranns and some triplets***The Virginia Reel 2x: flute/whistle/bodhran/D-drone = moderate tempoThe Virginia Reel 2x: flute/whistle/bodhran = fast tempo***
(this info I got from Olaf Sickmann)***Jenny picking Cockles 1x / Farewell to Connaught 1x: flute/whistle/percussion/drone
*** The Trip to Birmingham: 2x / flute / whistle /bodhran/ moderate tempoI play a (delrin) flute made by Garry Somers and Anak whistle Thanks to Ă“rlaith McAuliffe for her permission to use this arrangement.***O'Gormans Reel: 2x / whistle / flute / percussion / moderate tempoCalums Road 1x: flutes / whistle / percussion / D-droneThis Scottish tune was composed by Donald Shaw.Calum MacLeod, postman and lighthouse keeper, build this road with his brother.It took them three winters but in the end the inhabitants of Raasay got what they wanted.
Calums Road 1x slow: flute / whistle / fiddle
The Plains of Boyle 1x fast and 1x slow: flute / whistle / bodhran
***The Youngest Daughter 3x whistle/flute/bodhran The Youngest daughter sheet music***Inion Ni Scannlain (Miss Scanlan) 2x: slow version ***The Siege of Ennis : polka 2x G 2x D flute/whistle/bodhran***Lord Mayo 3x : two flutes / bodhran / A-drone Lord Mayo 3x fast / 3x slow: flutes / bodhran / A-drone Composed by David Murphy a 17th century harper***The Gold Ring: I play a rosewood F-flute made by Ralph Sweet
The Gold Ring 1x on D-concert flute made by William Bark (London 1830)Seamus Ennis : his story about The Gold Ring***
Sligo Maid: 3 tutorial videos with a notation that shows the ornaments:
AABB fast + AA slow + BB slow
If it is still to fast for you: slow down with your mediaplayer.For more videos please scroll down
The London Lasses: played by Liam Kelly (Dervish)This tune arrangement is derived from the playing of Liam Kelly (flute) from the famous Sligo band Dervish. He was nominated to play a tune for the Trad Tune Challenge for the mental Health Department of st.Josephs University Hospitalin Dublin. I made a notation of this arrangement and you will hear and see some nice variations and frasing. Thank you Liam!On my "Monthly Tune" page there's my tutorial whistle arrangement ***
Billy Brockens Reel: 3 tutorial videos with a notation that shows the ornaments:Fast 2x: flute/whistle/percussionSlow A-part: fluteSlow B-part: fluteFor more videos please scroll downBilly Brockens 1x/Bonnie Kate 1x/Old Bush 1x/Jenny's Wedding 1x : flute & percussion***Chicago reel/Bank of Ireland/Congres reel 1x : flute / percussion***The Lark on the Strand 2x : flute / whistle / percussion
***I am asleep don't wake me 1x : flute I play a 19th century flute (maker unknown)On my "Monthly Tune" page I also play a whistle (Bb) version***Mulqueeny's 1x : fluteMulqueeny's 1x with two flutesMulqueeny's 1x: flute & percussionAnother arrangement with whistle: go to "Monthly Tune" page.***Clare Island Air: flute
In the summer of 1994 after the musicfestival at Louisburgh Co Mayo, a few drunken fisherman brought me to Clare Island in the middle of the night on a rough sea...
I stayed in a poets house for a week and experienced the magic of that place and with this flute-improvisation I tried to capture and express this.
http://www.clareisland.ie/***The Conspiracy reel 2x slow : flute / guitar
I learned this version from a video with :Steph Geremia, Allan Kelly, Tola Custy and Donogh HennessyHere are a few other versions I recorded earlier andI did not know the tune title yet..Gain Ainm Reel 1x flute percussion
Gain Ainm Reel 2x slow Gain Ainm Reel = Conspiracy reel sheet music
***Simons Cottage 2x / Derry Hassan 2x: flute & percussion
At Zedelgem (Belgium) Raf Goethals organises a annual flutemeet and this year (2014) Brendan Mulholland and Jean Michel Veillon will be teaching.
I hope Brendan will like this version on my Pratten delrin flute.***The Rose in the Gap 1x : flute / percussion / fastThe Rose in the Gap 2x : flute / whistle / percussion / slow***The Croneen Hornpipe 1x flute / 1x flute/bodhranThis tune is composed by Joan Cummins Murray from Roscrea-Co.TipperaryI
learned the arrangement from my good friend and fluteplayer Michael Dyer who recorded
this hornpipe for the CD "Ă“g is Aosta Ros CrĂ©" a project from Comhaltas
Ceoltoiri Ros CrĂ© by three generations of musicians.*** March of the King of Laois 2x : flute / whistle / percussion / D drone*** Jack Coughlan's reel : 3x / flute / percussion***
Farewell to Connaught 2x : flute / whistle / percussion***Miss Johnson's Reel : 2x / flute / whistle / percussionMiss Johnson's Reel : 2x flute-percussionMiss Johnson's Reel : 2x / F-flute-percussion***Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel : 3x / flute-percussion
Junior Crehans Favourite 2x : flute / whistle***Leaving Uist 2x: flute(s) & bodhranLeaving Uist 1x: flute & bodhran = slow study arrangement according to sheetmusic
***Frank Roche's Favourite 2x: flute & bodhran***Frank Roche's Favourite 3x: flute(s) & bodhran = slower version***Hardiman the Fiddler 3x: flute /bongo = fast tempoHardiman the Fiddler 2x: flute / tabla = moderate tempo***
East of Glendart 2x / The Rolling Wave 2x: flute / percussion / D-drone***Trip to Athlone 2x: flute & djembeThe Sporting Pitchfork 1x: flute & djembeA-part slow according to the notation (study-version) below: flute/midipiano/60 bpmB-part slow according to the notation (study-version) below: flute/midipiano/60 bpm***The Rolling Wave 2x: flute/whistle/djembe/D-droneThe D-drone is from my "Ultimate Drone Album": see picture/with link above***The Old Bush 1x: flute/whistle/percussion = moderate tempoOn the Monthly Tune page you can find sheet music with a tutorial arrangement***Joe Cooley's Delight 1x / The Morning Lark 1x / Joe Cooley's Delight 1x : flute & djembe***The Siege of Ennis : polka 2x G 2x D flute/whistle/bodhran ***
The Limestone Rock 1x/The Traveller 1x/Larry's Favourite 1x: flute & bodhran***O'Heire's Favourite 1x / Sean McGuire's 1x / The Skylark 1x: flute/bodhran***Miss Mc Guiness 2x / The Union Reel 2x: flute & bodhran***Shule Aroon air 2x : F-flute / Tanpura / CelloA girls lament when her lover chooses for the army and become a s0-called hero...***Mp3 The Nine Points of Roguery 1x : 2 flutes/whistle/bodhranIn this mix I used a bodhran-loop to play along and I hope it helps you to keep the rhythm if you want to play along....*** The Foxhunters reel 1x : flute & bodhran
The Foxhunters reel 2x : flute & whistleThere are 3 sharps: C#-F#-G# and I play the G# with half holing.On the "Monthly Tune" page is a faster version + sheet music.***The Wonder Hornpipe 1x slow / 1x moderate : flutePlayed on a keyless delrin flute: the G# is done by half holing technique***Carrickfergus Air 1x / The Wonder Hornpipe 1x : flute***
The Dublin Road 2x - The Dublin Reel 1x 2 flutes and bodhran***
The Green Mountain/The Mountain Road/Brian Finnegans Reel 1x fast: 2 flutes+bodhran***The Green Mountain 1x + Brian Finnegans Reel 1x on flute/bodhranThe flute is made by Gerry SommersThe bodhran is made by Brendan WhiteThe Green Mountain 1x on D-flute/bodhran A-part slowB-part slow The Green Mountain sheet musicHere is an example to play it with a bit of swing:The Green Mountain 1x fluteA-part slowB-part slow***The Mountain Road 1x AABB: flute: moderate tempo
The Mountain Road 1x flute/percussion = study arrangement The Mountain Road 1x AABB: flute + bodhran : slow A-part flute & percussion: moderate tempoA-part 1x slow : basic : flute + bodhran
A-part 1x slow : with ornaments : flute + bodhran
B-part flute & percussion: moderate tempoB-part 1x slow : basic : flute + bodhranB-part 1x slow : with ornaments : flute + bodhran***The Green Mountain 1x /The Mountain Road 1x : flute/percussion
Played slowly to allow you to study this set of reels.
***Two reels on a rosewood F-flute made by Ralph Sweet:Finnegans reel 1x Larry's Favourite 1x ***The Ashokan Farewell 2x: flute/midipiano The Ashokan Farewell sheetmusic***Father Kelly's 2x : 1 and 2 flutes & bodhran = moderate tempoFather Kelly's 1x / Greg's Pipes 1x: flute & percussion = fasterA-part slow
B-part slowGreg's Pipes 1x flute/whistle/bodhran Greg's Pipes sheet music***
The Home Ruler 1x/Kitty's Wedding1x/SĂ©an McGuire' s 1x/The Skylark 1x: flute/whis/percus***The Mist Covered Mountain 1x / Larry's Favourite 1x: whistle / flute / fastLarry's Favourite: 1x D-flute/percussion fast tempo
Larry's Favourite: 1x D-flute moderate tempo***A place in the Heart: 1x flute/mandoline/guitarThank you Carl (mandoline) and Brigitta (guitar) !A place in the Heart: 1x on a delrin flute (Pratten model) made by Garry Somers A place in the Heart sheet music***The Choice Wife 1x***Molly Saint George 2x on a delrin D-flute made by Garry Sommers Molly Saint George 1x / The Green Mountain 1x on F-flute***
The Pigeon on the Gate 1x / The Earls Chair 1x on F-flute(s)The Pigeon on the Gate 1x / The Earls Chair 1x on D-flute + percussion ***Miss McGuiness 2x The Union Reel 2x***Dunphy's Hornpipe 1x flute/bodhran***SĂ©an Reids Reel 2x flute/bodhran***Christy Barry's set of two jigs 1x flute/bodhran***The Holly Bush 2x flute/percussion***The Humours of Ballyloughlin 1x flute/whistle***The Cat's Meow 1xThe Cat's Meow 1x / The Coolea jig 1x***McDermott's Barndance 1x***Two Irish mazurkas flute/bodhran***The Dark Woman of the Glen 1x flute/keyboard***The Banshee 1x/The old Blackthorn 2x***The Bird in the Bush 2x flute/percussion***The Wise Maid 1x***The Women of Ireland 1x***
The Bucks of Oranmore 2x : two flutes & bodhran
The Kesh Jig 1x : flute/whistle/percussionA-part slow : flute/percussionB-part slow : flute/percussion***The Heather Breeze 2x: flute/percussion fast
The Heather Breeze: 1x fast according to the sheetmusicA-part slowB-part slow*** Jules Jig 1xRecently another jig was given this name... no problem Vincent...I composed and recorded this tune in 1995.
*** The Happy Days of Youth 2x*** Paddy O'Rafferty 1x*** Rakish Paddy 1x A-part slow B-part slow*** The Humours of Ballyloughlin 1x*** The Golden Keyboard 1x A-part slow B-part slow*** Banshee reel1x /The old Blackthorn 1x Banshee Reel 1x A-part slow B-part slow*** The old Blackthorn 1x A-part slow
B-part slow*** The Rambling Pitchfork 1x A-part slow B-part Slow*** Banish Misfortune 1x A-part slow B-part slow C-part slow
*** The Bird in the Bush 1x A-part slow B-part slow*** An Roisin Dubh 1x
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