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New beginner jig: Ciamar a nì mi an Dannsa Dìreach?

This week the SMG Beginners whistle class consolidated The Iona Boat Song and began looking at a jig. This one is a piece of Gaelic mouth music called Ciamar a nì mi an Dannsa Dìreach? (How Can I do the … Continue reading

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Autumn mid-term roundup

I have taken the opportunity to catch up with some housekeeping for FluteFling and SMG whistle classes. Firstly, the class resources page at The Flow has been tidied up and it should be much easier to find things. Basically, material … Continue reading

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Fun Flute Improvers: a brace of reels: The Mountain Road and The Dunmore Lasses

In the final Fun Flute Improvers class of the term we looked at two well-known Irish reels that complement Greig’s Pipes. The Mountain Road is in the key of D and was written by Sligo fiddler Michael Gorman, while The … Continue reading

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Fun Flute: The Dusty Miller

This week we complete our set of three Irish slip jigs with The Dusty Miller. There are several tunes with this title, some of which are slip jigs and there are different versions even of these. I believe there may … Continue reading

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SMG Whistles: Bennachie Sunrise

Bennachie Sunrise is a modern tune composed by Paul Machlis, keyboard player and composer with Skyedance/ Alisdair Fraser Band. This tune is one of a number of his compositions available from his web site in a PDF collection that is … Continue reading

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Irish flute shop at The Flow

For those of you who are interested in traditional Irish flute or tin whistle, a new shop has been added to the sister site to this one, The Flow. Featuring hand-picked books and CDs on the flute, Irish flute playing … Continue reading

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