Are there any players who make a lot of use out of half holing notes on a regular basis and avoiding key use? I have been told that some reckon Christy Barry does this. I’m talking about half holing F naturals and B flats and, actually playing tunes which are fully in F and G minor etc. Many people use half holing for accidentals but that’s not what I’m looking for.
I also believe Laurence Nugent played Paddy Kelly’s 4-Part with no keys (according to the tunes section) have have seen Fintan Vallely play The Wounded Hussar in G dorian/minor.