No offence, but this sounds to me like Bill McNamara maybe?
I studied under both Bill and Seamus.
Tell me to p** off if you like , just wondering
Re: Captain Kelly
No Pat - 100% certain it was Seamus MacMathuna, not Bill MacNamara. I was very meticulous about recordings in those days, and have just checked both the tape and the track list of contents which I would have made very soon after. I did realise that the recording wasn’t from the Flute & Whistle recital of that year, but was made when Seamus was invited in to our class as a guest to play a few tunes for the students. I have amended the notes accompanying the "Youtube" clip accordingly.
I would say that Seamus has more of the "Leitrim rush", John McKenna-style in his playing than Bill Mac, which is fairly evident in that recording.
Bill MacNamara isn’t nearly as well known as he should be, a great player, and a real character. I did a flute class with him in 1982, which was very entertaining as well as musically informative. I doubt if very many people here have either heard, or heard of him. I will try to post an example of his playing on "Youtube" soon, as he never was recorded commercially, as far as I know.
All the best, Kenny.
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