First Flight

By Gerald Trimble

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First Flight - Gerald Trimble

The album people are still talking about 20 years later. Ground-breaking debut by hirsute citternist Trimble in the good company of John Cunningham and Micheal O’Domhnaill. A fine brew of Irish, Scottish, Breton and original tunes with the cittern in the rare role of leading the melody. It works. Strathspeys aren’t just for fiddles anymore!

Recommended to me by fine fiddle & box player, so don’t be mistaken that this one is for ’zouk players only. Available for a very reasonable price through This website is well worth a look even if you don’t but the cd (but buy it - you won’t be disappointed).

the slow version of martin wynne’s is worth the price of the album.


This is indeed a great collection of music. Have to agree with Sarah about Martin Wynne’s - after hearing this treatment, any other way is too fast. There are some cracking hornpipes on here as well - The Captain’s, the First Flight of Geese and the rather strange Pumpherston (which reminds me of Pink Panther movies) are definitely worth a place in your repertoire.


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