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FluteFling slip jigs from Northumberland and Scotland

This week in the Improvers class we looked at a slip jig as a companion to The New Claret, which we learned earlier in the term. The main focus was The Peacock Followed the Hen, a Northumbrian tune that is … Continue reading

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New term, new tunes: The Iona Boat Song and The New Claret

The summer term began this week with a look at some Scottish tunes with a little bit of history behind them. The SMG whistlers looked at Caol Muile (The Straits of Mull) or The Iona Boat Song. Another Scottish Boat … 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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Fun Flute: The Butterfly

This well known Irish slip jig is thought to be 2 parts traditional, one part composed by fiddler Tommy Potts. Popularised by The Bothy Band and then The Chieftains, it can sometimes be regarded as overplayed, but it is difficult … Continue reading

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Fun Flute Improvers: The Snowy Path

We begin 2012 with The Snowy Path, a slip jig written by Mark Kelly, guitarist with Altan. The tune appears on Harvest Storm that featured the late Frankie Kennedy on flute. The tune has been picked up by traditional musicians … Continue reading

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