This is the opening tune on Flook’s “Flatfish”.I’ve heard them play it live,it’s a great tune once!They have a knack of choosing good tunes don’t they?
great tune! n yes- they do.
thanks meri- another one i’ll be adding to my repertoire soon!
I must add I don’t where the “once” came from in my first comment!!
I think this is another of Diarmaid Moynihan’s compositions.
Yes it is slainte(Kieran)and so is “The Central Line” tha I’ve just posted
I sat down with a copy of Flook’s Flatfish cd last night and a copy of this music - it looks like they play it in Db major. Doh!
The Central Line follows in Bb minor, and then the Paper Bird in F minor. Unusual keys for trad music aren’t they?
The Happy Aunt
I was once in a group with a flautist who claimed she had a Db flute - I scoffed until she produced it next time we met. If Brian Finnegan was playing a Db flute, the set would be the equivalent of playing in D major, B minor and then F sharp minor, on a D flute. All reasonable keys!
Actually, I think I’ve figured it out… I think he might actually be playing on a low Ab whistle - the crafty beggar… (A quick google search confirms that Chieftain make a tuneable Ab).
That means that the songs are in G, Em and Bm. That makes sense - the first two tunes have been transcribed in G and Em, and according to the comments for the Paper Bird, Michael McGoldrick (an old friend of Flook) plays the Paper Bird in Bm.
Problem solved - I just need to save up my money for an Ab whistle now! 😉