cac’s two hundred and seventy-nine comments

  • Re: Flute - BCD Triplets

    Your ear can be your guide, but it may be useful to know that although it is often notated as a triplet: more…

  • Re: Boehm Flute Demo

    This is in reply to Henrik's comment. Alan has lost a lot of feeling in his fingers. Sometime ago before this trouble he posted himself playing the Bucks of Oranmore in his local session. His playing was spot on. Chet more…

  • Re: Traditional Irish Music

    Back in the early 70s (I think), I listened to Planxty and De Danann. Then bought some Generation tin whistles and that great Comhaltas book, Tutor for the Feadog Stain. I did that on my own for a few years but then played other kinds of music until 201... more…

  • Re: Flute - glottal stops only?

    I think there is relatively little disagreement here on the essentials of using glottals: they are used for rhythmic emphasis and are used by many players, some relatively sparingly (e.g. Catherine McEvoy), some with considerable frequency (in his tutor C... more…

  • Re: What is the difference between Sligo and other styles?

    The Wikipedia article on Michael Coleman provides this: "Coleman was the most famous exponent of what is today known as the Sligo style of Irish fiddling, which is fast, flamboyant, and heavily ornamented with fingered "rolls" and bowed triplets." I have... more…

  • Re: Revisiting Boehm Flute For Irish Trad

    We all know Tara Breen as a great young fiddler, but she was an incredible flute player, on a cylindrical bore wooden Boehm (I think) flute as a child: more…

  • Re: Playing sessions with my flute at this time and keeping everyone safe.

    Some local musicians have gone back to playing in a local pub. I've only played outside in patios or on porches with a few other musicians. Not sure what will happen when the weather turns cold. One of our number died of Covid before vaccines were avai... more…

  • Re: Question for expert flute players: Is this useful for ITM?

    I feel badly having to disappoint you, but my own opinion is that the flute would not be suitable for ITM. The tone holes are too small. (I have a flute which is similar to that one although it has fewer keys, and it is only useful for learning how to u... more…

  • Gwez-Kren En Noz (Dans En Dro)

    This is a transcription of a tune composed by Jean-Michel Veillon which he plays on his album E Koad Nizan. The title Gwez-Kren En Noz translates literally as 'trees-shivering in night' with gwez-kren being the Breton term for '(quaking) aspens' [Lat. po... more…

  • Re: EasyABC problem with different length first and second endings

    Update: I've installed the latest version of abcm2ps and the problem with the ignored %%rbmax direction is no more! Thanks, Ben more…