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Scottish, from Dundee, went to boarding school in Yorkshire, now living in Hamburg.
I play various tubes with holes in them for my fingers - mainly the flute, both Boehm and simple system. Also whistles and pipes.
I am trying to push a bit more Scottish repertoire into the Hamburg session scene while learning the ITM stuff myself as well.
Update 2018: I now play the keyed successor of my original keyless blackwood Flute in D, both by Windward Flutes and a 6 key blackwood Terry McGee GLP also in D. Also, more rarely, a number of other flutes and whistles too many to mention here. I am also learning the pipes and I have a set of A/D smallpipes from Lauriebeck, Garvie Session pipes and a GHB of "evolved" provenance. I also have a silver bodied Boehm Flute (Yamaha 674) which I use for classical music. I also have an F Flute by Hammy.
I have been quite severely influenced by Chris Norman’s playing, particularly on the Caledonian Flute CD. To this I have now (2010) added Conal O’Grada as inspiration. I also particularly like the playing of Calum Stewart and Harry Bradley.
2011 I made it to the flute meeting organised by Conal O’Grada and Hammy Hamilton - Great fun and I will be trying to make it as regularly as I can in the future.
Also, 2018 - I now am the proud owner of an D/G button Accordion as a result of a trip to Emmanuelle Pariselle’s accordion building course. I am now trying to learn how to play it…
19th October, 2012:
Flute: Musical Priest
Flute: Swinging on the Gate
Flute: Sally Gardens
4th June 2012:
Flute: Rolling in the Ryegrass, Green Gates
(With one exception, all the audio files below are completely unedited…)
Mrs Hamilton of Pithcaithlands, Smallpipes
Meeting of the Waters, Corn Riggs, Smallpipes
and the same again with a bit of audio cleaning up…
Rose in the Heather, Lord Macdonald
Rolling in the Ryegrass, Flute
More Clips, 9.7.2010:
Last Pint, Flute
Da Ferry Reel, Flute
Corn Riggs, Flute
Corn Riggs, smallpipes
The Ale is Dear, smallpipes
Pawky Adam Glen, smallpipes
Parting of the Waters, smallpipes
Snippets Update 6.1.2010:
Flowers of Edinburgh
Blackthorne Stick (again)
Lauriebeck smallpipes are here and getting played quite a bit.
Here are a few samples of some of my (flute) playing attempts:
Da Mirrie Boys of Greenland
Sleep Sound ida Morning (15.5.2009)