One of my favourite flute albums by one of my favourite flute players. Not many musicians have as much life and lift in their music as Fintan, and he’s great "craic" as well. Don’t miss him if you get a chance to hear him. I see from the website that he’s doing a talk at the Willie Week this year, too.
The tunes on this record are all flute classics. Wild stuff!
Is he related to Niall and Cillian Vallely?
I think Fintan’s their uncle, Max.
I’ve been prompted to listen to this LP again, and there is an unlisted track of 4 reels between Tracks 6 & 7. They are "The Stone In The Field / The Knotted Cord[ aka Junior Crehan’s ] / The Green Fields Of Glentown / The Return To Camden Town".
Also , the reel listed as "The West Wind" is in fact the 2-part version of "The Boy In The Gap".
On CD now
This is an old recording, originally on LP, but very hard to get in recent years - thanks Kenny. Now released on CD by Fintan at http://www.imusic.ie
Lovely playing with a wild touch about it.
… is "Fred Finn’s Polka", not the reel it links to.