nhflute’s eleven comments

  • Re: Strictly Sambuca

    @Doug - can you see to it that the key in the ABC's for your original setting is reset to F#min? (I don't know if that can be done at this point, but please do, if you can.) .... neat tune, though ... and a slight challenge to play without keys. more…

  • Sonny Brogan’s, X:6

    This is how we played it in the '90's at the Knoxville, TN session, introduced and standardized there as "Reverend Brother's" by the young but mighty piper and whistle player Matt McNeely. Sure, it's not much different than other settings here, but for p... more…

  • Re: Do you have ‘secret’ tunes you reserve for only yourself at home?

    My own compositions. I play them regularly at home. My family members are usually the only people to hear them--and even then not very often. I write tunes and play them as a kind of therapy. (My kids also get a kick out of naming one of my tunes now ... more…

  • The Bus Stop Reel: The way Finnegan’s aWake played it

    Finnegan's aWake recorded this tune on their album Wake. Here are the ABCs for how they played it: more…

  • Some notes on Wake

    I joined Finnegan's aWake as a flute player in Knoxville, TN, in 1998, I believe, a few years after their first, self-titled CD was recorded. I remained a member through 2000 and the recording of the second album, "Wake." Wake was intended as an archive... more…

  • More notes on Happy Days

    I noticed when I submitted this tune that it linked with a tune listed on an album by The Irish Tradition and another by The Battlefield Band. I am not familiar with either of these recordings, so I don't know if they are the same tune or not. more…

  • Some notes on Happy Days

    Happy Days was recorded by Cherish The Ladies on their album "The Back Door." This is the only place I have ever encountered this sweet little jig. According to the CD liner notes, the tune was composed by legendary fiddler Larry Redican. I was a membe... more…

  • By Liz Carroll? Wouldn’t doubt it.

    I have only a cassette copy of a "Trian II" CD, so I can't check the CD liner for tune author info; however, just listen to Liz's "Lost In the Loop" CD for a while, and you should have little doubt about the genesis of this tune. It just sounds like Liz.... more…

  • Re: Raw almond oil: where might I find it?

    Thank you all for your responses. I feel much more informed about almond oil. I'll look around for a supply. (Rural NH is apparently NOT the best place to find a lot of things, including almond oil.) I do happen to have a mostly empty (old) bottle of ... more…

  • Raw almond oil: where might I find it?

    I would like to get more raw almond oil for oiling my flute. I had a supply from a friend in a generic bottle (the oil, not the friend), so I have no idea what it was. It has now run out. I am told that I want raw oil as opposed to processed oil. Why ... more…