Hello! And recommendations for flautists and whistlers who play in the ‘old style’?
Hi. I have been lurking a while and decided to make an account and post.
I recently watched a video of Frankie Gavin playing the flute, you can see it on youtube if you look up ‘The Mystery Reel’, and he was lamenting that the current players do not play in the proper ‘old style’; his words not mine or there abouts.
So I was wondering what players you would classify as old style players?
Today I was enjoying listening to John Wynne; whether his style is ‘old style’ or not I don’t know but I certainly liked it. His playing to me did indeed feel down to earth and doesn’t have the bells and whistles of say that bald fellow, his name escapes me! Oh yes Brian Finnegan (had to look it up).
Seamus Tansey I like though he can be rather frenetic. The video ‘Sligo Flute Controversy’ is certainly an amusing watch on the contention of opinions regarding what they both see as traditional playing.