Looking for slowish / happy pieces for flute

Looking for slowish / happy pieces for flute

I’ve been playing recently for people who favor nice slowish and happy pieces rather than the fast reels and jigs . Do you know any names?

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The Sally gardens is a great flute tune the battering ram also

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Everyone seems to love listening to Inisheer.

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stolen apples
heard it played by lunasa
X: 1
T: Stolen Apples
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G,3 G,2A, B,2D|E2D E2F E2D|B2E F3 G3|d2B e3 A3|
Bcd B2A G2F|E2D E2F E2D|CEG c3 A3|1A,3 A2E FED:|2A,3 A2E FGA||
B3 B2c B2A|e3 A2c B2A|Bcd B2A G2A|FED B,2D F2G|
B3 B2c B2A|e3 d2e f2d|g2d e2d Bcd|1c2B A2G E3:|2c2A FED CB,A,||


sounds lovely on the flute
you’ll have to jump octaves on the low notes

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Sliabh na mBan
Mo Bhuirnin Ban
Nil se ‘na La
Tabhair dom do lamh
The Maid at Mourneshore

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Inisheer is a beautiful tune and as a follow on tune Ashoken Farewell works well here’s a link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BSCArw0sQ8.

There are many O’Carolans pieces pieces that are beautiful Planxty irwin, out on the ocean and Planxty Fanny Powers are good tunes and well known.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=EAhZAF9D-rA&NR=1

Not actually from Riverdance - this is a great slow traditional tune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACc0R1_LB18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvvTjhWl-o

This is a very happy polka. Very easy to play and lively. This isn’t the best recording, but it’s what I had handy.

Some other titles are:

Flowers of Edinburgh
O’Mahoney’s Hornpipe
Rights of Man
The Arran Boat
Banks of the Lee
Bonny Portmore
Both Sides the Tweed
Carrikfergus
Down By The Sally Gardens
Give Me Your Hand
Lord Inchiquin
Maid of Coolmore
The Parting Glass
Star of the County Down (can be played slow, fast or both)

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I’m confused by the original post. The bit about happy, slow tunes is self explanatory ~ there’s tons. But I don’t understand the significance of specifying flute. Also I’m inferring (please correct me if it’s not true) your audience either doesn’t like reels & jigs, doesn’t like fast tunes, or … doesn’t like something …

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I put together a collection of "slow tunes" (NOT slow airs) for whistle and flute a year or so ago. Lots of good stuff there. Around 80 tunes as I recall, though not all are Irish. For a list of titles (which you can use to find the tunes yourself) or purchase information PM me. I don’t feel comfortable making commercial posts here without previous permission.