ennisbannerman’s forty-eight comments

  • Re: Speed Kills

    I find a lot of sessions are slow and the ones that play at that pace are so proud of their speed or lack of. I find sessions where musicians drive it on a bit to be the best. Slow music can't engage the listener or dancer like a good strong session. I no... more…

  • Re: Caoineadh Na DTri Muire

    That is more correct. There is no definitive version of any air. many come close but it depends on the individual listener. The lengths of notes can very too and also the number of notes in each bar. more…

  • Re: Caoineadh Na DTri Muire

    There should't be any timing signature as it is an air more…

  • Re: The Killavil

    yes, Mick Finn was Fred's father. Definitely. more…

  • Re: June McCormack ~ Fliúit?

    I have used the fliuit books with my flute students for the last 6 years and have had outstanding results. If you start at the beginning of book 1 and get all b the technique right first you shouldn't have any problem playing to class music. I suppose the... more…

  • Re: Where can I find a list of slow airs as this site doesn’t list them

    Tomas o canainn's book is probably the best of the books of slow airs that is available. There is also a book called Ireland's best slow airs. more…

  • Re: Banjos

    Don't do it. There appears to be a huge increase in the numbers playing banjos in recent years. I think that this ruins the music in the tune and creates a rattle which isn't sweat. Music is really meant to be played on fiddle and flute. And possibly acc... more…

  • Re: Thinking of buying a flute…

    If you were in Ireland I would advise to but one from one of the three makers based in clare. Each would cost between 700 and 900 euros. Which would be approx 1000 to 1100 dollars. A good flute makes it easier to get a good strong sound. That way you wil... more…

  • Re: Selling a Hamilton C Flute keyless

    Where are you? Is it possible to play it first? more…

  • Re: What are some favorite flute tunes?

    Fr ogradys trip to bocca, Darbys farewell to london. Trip to Birmingham. Baltimore salute for reels. Princess Nancy, kesh jig more…