ennisbannerman’s fifty-six comments

  • The Minstrel Boy, X:3

    This version is played by the Clare Céilí Band on their album Turas Ceoil. It includes the variation in the second half more…

  • Re: Turas Ceoil

    I've played this album for the last week and it is really good. I just love everything about it. They really do play like a senior ceili band but just more suitable dance music. more…

  • Re: The Dublin Porter

    I think the correct way to play this tune is first part twice and second part once. The tune also ends on the first part played twice. I love the power that a band can get in to the first part on the long notes when changing in to it more…

  • The Red-Haired Lass, X:6

    Red haired lass played in A more…

  • Re: Help choosing a flute

    my experience of flute playing is to buy a decent one without keys and see how you are getting on. this could be a second hand flute but try to make sure it is from a reputable maker. Cotter, Doyle, Hamilton, watson, O'Brien. I've just picked these as the... more…

  • Re: Mary McMahon

    it is in the tulla Céilí Band Ireland Green album as Mcmahons reel more…

  • Re: Selling a grinter flute

    Thank you but I was looking for a left handed flute in D if there is anyone who can help me. more…

  • Re: Selling a grinter flute

    Definitely interested in selling. I had asked a few years ago as I had an interest from a potential purchaser but they decided not to continue with the purchase. I also have a four key Sam Murray which I am wishing to sell as I no longer play it. I plan t... more…

  • Selling a grinter flute

    Hi, I am thinking of selling my flute in the near future. It is a grinter 8 key flute which I bought a few years ago. What are they worth these days? more…

  • 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…