Flo's Tunes Of The Month
Tunes From The Flaggy Shore
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Tune For September
Hello and Welcome to my Tune Of The Month for September.
The Reel With The Beryl
For this month's tune, I chose a lovely reel that I heard from the playing of Michael O Raghallaigh. I believe I may have learned this one many moons ago at one of the Scoil Eigse weeks I attended. Scoil Eigse is a fun, intensive learning course that takes place the week before the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil every year. The best of the best teach and perform there every year and I have to say it is an absolute must for those young musicians to be exposed to some of the great players in their instruments and it is an experience so worthwhile. I learned as much in a week there as I did in a year anywhere else because it was intense and draws you in and has you focus on the music and your instrument for the entire week. It is a well worth while experience and one I am always glad I experienced.
The tune itself was also recorded on one of my favorite CD's called "Comb Your Hair And Curl It", featuring Caoimhin O Raghallaigh on fiddle, Michael O Raghallaigh on concertina and Catherine McEvoy on the flute. Also, I wanted to mention that Caoimhin and Michael are not related, just amazing musicians. The following track starts with "The Boys of the Lough" into the "Devils of Dublin and finishes with "Reel with the Beryl".