Peter Woodley - Flute Tunes
Pete first recorded ( I think ) on the Southerly Breeze album. He also appears
on Wooden Flute Obsession. He got started in Trad music in the 1970s,
inspired by a couple of buskers - Canberra Trad legends actually. Peter worked
on this album off and on for 20 years. He recorded part of it in Australia and part
in Ireland. As far as I know, it was self-funded.
You can get this album by writing to Pete at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is also coming soon to CD Baby.
Heard live, Pete has a rich and powerful sound that cuts right through King O’Malleys on a Sunday evening. He plays a Grinter and was involved in the early development of Grinter’s flute design. (I learned that by watching Pete’s recent
Custy’s video 🙂 )
Also appearing in the album are:
Kate Burke, guitar
Eilish O’Connor, fiddle
Eoin O’Neill, bouzouki
Christy Barry, flute and spoons
Jon Jones, percussion
Jacqueline Bradley, fiddle
Kevin Bradley, guitar
Matt Nightingale, double bass
Lucy Woodley, percussion
Pete just wrote to me to point out that his first recording - years
before Southerly Breeze - was called High Notes:
Oops - here is the CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS - sorry!
The first reel of track 12 is better known as Ballintra Lasses than The Hedgehog https://thesession.org/tunes/8271