Flute Players with “Northern” Flavor

Flute Players with “Northern” Flavor

Looking for some examples to listen to, for northern styled flute playing. By northern style I mean more punchy on the style spectrum, so as to not start a debate unintentionally 🙂

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Harry Bradley. Desi Wilkinson. Gary Hastings. Gerry O’Donnell. Hammy Hamilton. Marcus O’Murchu.

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Michael Clarkson, Breandan O’Hare, Desy Adams, Barry Kerr….

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Davy McGuire.

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Deirdre Havlin ….

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Fintan Vallely …..

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Leslie Bingham.

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Is Hammy living down in Cork now? This came up with a friend in conversation. It seems like he’s down there a lot.

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Been there nearly 40 years, I think. Announced his retirement just about a year ago.

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Awesome! This will keep me busy for a while. Thanks

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"By northern style I mean more punchy on the style spectrum, so as to not start a debate unintentionally" says the OP…
Conal O’Grada doesn’t need to be north based to be a punchy fluter !
Kevin Henry hails from Sligo/Mayo, and can be considered as a punchy flute player too !
So the unintentionnal debate is open 🙂 !
Perhaps listening to the many volumes of "the wooden flute obsession" would be a good idea ?

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In the US, Will Woodson of Portland, Maine is a fine exponent of northern styles.

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Paddy O’Neill.
Eddie Duffy.

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Let’s not forget the very dear Frankie Kennedy RIP

All the best
Brian x

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Maria Rafferty, Sheena Vallely

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Wow such an exhaustive list! Many thanks!

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@AB. I didn’t hear any flute in the rock performance there. I am assuming you’re trying to convey that the word punchy is not right in some sense and you’re superior for knowing the truth. Congrats, acknowledged. I can bet you know what was meant by punchy in the context of what I posted.
There are more helpful people around thankfully, who are NOT focused on preaching as much as you are. And the music lives on.

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Sorry, tradguy. I was not intending to suggest any problem with your asking about punchy fluters. It is a great discussion w/many excellent suggestions which I am confident you appreciate their contributions, as I do too.

Cheers,
Ben

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvotBuaIMo0

Documentary about flute with lot of before mentioned great players from Northern Ireland ……
( Leslie Bingham, Marcas O’ Murchu, Deirdre Havlin, Sam Murray, Michael Clarkson, Gary Hastings, Ciaran Carson, etc …. )
Marin

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also Fintan Vallely, Cathal Mc Connell ( take a look how left handed player operated keys on flute for right handed player ..)

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Awesome, thanks!