Loughcurra’s one hundred and forty-nine comments

  • Re: Reel terminology?

    I’ve only ever heard description along the lines of ‘three parts, played single’ etc. more…

  • Re: 100 fluters walked into a bar…

    Fiddler is to violinist as fluter is to flautist more…

  • Re: 100 fluters walked into a bar…

    Dagmar’s photos and others are up on Facebook. more…

  • Annamacullen (Gladstone’s Bill)

    I was looking into this after hearing Kevin Crawford play it as Eanach Mhic Coilín. more…

  • Re: Flute Grip

    Make sure that you’re not gripping the flute. Apart from balancing the weight at the fulcrum, so as not drop it on the floor, the main effort should be directed to the horizontal rotation (pushing the lower part of the flute away from you to keep the he... more…

  • Re: People who get cross with those reading music and not playing by ear

    Manuscript books are a wonderful resource for traditional tunes, as they have been consistently for a couple of hundred of years at least. Where on Earth would we be without O’Farrell, Goodman, O’Neill or Breatnach? As long as you have the style to pl... more…

  • Re: Question about cork

    It’s probably dried out and shrunk a bit. Measure the diameter of the tube at the head, probably about 18-19mm, and mark that on the end of a long stick (cleaning rod will do if you have one). Push the stick up the head of the flute and use it to move t... more…

  • Re: name of this tune?

    S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi more…

  • Re: name of this tune?

    Kevin introduces the set at 19:30, the second tune is Scottish and he gives the name. more…

  • Re: Talented regulars at sessions

    Take pleasure in listening. Record and make a note of some tunes they play. Target just one or two at a time. Ask for advice, ask if they could play the tune you’ve been working on. It’s how we all do it, a bit of humility and hard work, enjoy the roa... more…