"TUNES FROM THE FLAGGY SHORE"
It's here and officially launched!!!
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If you missed the LIVE show from the Fleadh Cheoil Na
hEireann in Ennis that I did with the lovely Joan Hanrahan of Clare FM here is a chance to watch it again. It was recorded Monday, August 14th to open the Fleadh week on Joan's show "The West Wind"
Tune For November
The Wily Old Bachelor -Hornpipe
Welcome back to my tune of the month for November. Its been a while since we did a hornpipe so here is a lovely one for you all called "The Wily Old Bachelor". It is a tune I learned from my Paddy O' Brien book entitled "The Definitive Collection of the music of Paddy O Brien 1922-1991". I have a variation in the 2nd part from hearing it played this way and added that in the sound file. Enjoy this tune as I believe you will and it should keep you all busy over the Thanksgiving break.
I want to really thank everyone again for their generous support and kind words about my CD. Thank you to all the radio stations and music stores that have supported the CD through valuable air time on their shows and of course distributing my CD all over the country both in Ireland and in the USA.
In regards to the CD, I will be having a little celebration of the CD in "The Burren" bar in the Back Room in Somerville, Boston on November 12th from 4.00pm until 5.30pm. If you are able to come, I would love to see you there and please bring your friends. The event is free and CD's will be on sale there at the venue if you'd like to start your Christmas shopping early :0) Tickets are required but FREE! Here is the link to the Brown Paper Tickets website to get yours.
I will be joined by some friends I play with here in Boston and I hope it will be a fun, relaxed occasion for all. I was hoping my dad would make it over but my unfortunately he cannot but my mom, sister and brother will be there so that is wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing them and celebrating the CD with them here in Boston as well as THANKSGIVING. It will be their FIRST American Thanksgiving so we'll make it a good one! There will be more on my FACEBOOK page about the event and it is open to everybody and bring your instruments. We might have a few tunes somewhere after.
I am very excited to say that I will be featured in the annual edition of the Irish Music Magazine which will be published this month. If you are not familiar with the publication, it is one of the most popular magazines that keeps you up to date on just about everything Irish Music worldwide. Here is the link to the website and subscription details:
Get your annual edition copy and you will see my article and interview in there on my new CD release. I am very excited about that indeed!!!
With that I will leave you all and I wish you all a very
Tune for November
The Stormy Night
Tune For August
TUNES, TUNES, TUNES
Tune For January
John Naughtons Jig
The Merry Days of Easter
Tune For February
The Girl That Broke My Heart
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The Witch Of The Glen
Tune For December
The Road to Ballymac
"We have been so lucky to have Flo teach at the South East Tionól for the past three years. Flo has the ability to instruct beginners as well as advanced concertinists in the same class at our small annual workshop. Each student has walked away with the confidence, technique and musicality to become a better traditional Irish musician all thanks to Flo. The tunes she chooses to teach and perform come from the very essence of her upbringing and the rich concertina tradition of County Clare. She truly has the gift to communicate her love for the instrument and the music of her home... We are looking forward to having Flo teach at the 2013 South East Tionól in Orlando, Florida"
Kathleen Cavanagh South East Tionól Organizer
"Among the minority of younger players who continue to sustain the older dialects of Clare are Jacqui McCarthy, Florence Fahy, Breeda Green, Louise Pyne, and Francis Droney"
Gearoid O hAllmhurain
"Clare -The Heartland of Irish Concertina