Flo's Tunes Of The Month
Tunes From The Flaggy Shore
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In other news, I will be doing my first trip out of Massachussett to teach and perform in Texas this month. I will be an instructor and performer at the 'O Flaherty Irish Music Retreat' taking place from October 21st to October 24th in Midlothian, Texas. I am very excited to be asked back there again having been an instructor there in 2013. I am also excited to be performing with the lovely Randal Bays in the concert on Friday the 22nd of October which will be livestreamed from their website for a small fee. Please have a look and find out more information as it promises to be a great weekend. There are some great concert line ups and if you are thinking of registering for classes the good news is the classes are still open and taking sign ups. Here is the link for more info:
Tune For October
Hello and Welcome to my Tune Of The Month for October!
I decided this month to do a lovely little jig called "Queen Of TheRushes".
I heard this tune many years ago on the record player at home and it was played by the group "Planxty" which I am sure many of you have heard of along your musical journey. "Planxty" was formed in the 1970's by some of the greats in Irish music - Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Andy Irvine and the great Liam O Flynn.
I have attached the track on their 6th album called "Words And Music". You can hear the wonderful accompaniment along with Liam O Flynn's brilliant piping playing the "Queen Of The Rushes" followed by "Paddy Fahy's Jig". Brilliant!
I thought for fun it would be nice to include on here a video of the tune being lilted by brothers Michael and Paddy Rafferty from Galway. This short video was taken from the brilliant "Come West Along The Road" DVD series. The art of lilting I am always fascinated with and this is a brilliant example of this artform in all its beauty and splendor. Enjoy learning this one.