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Wooden Flute Obsession 3

by Various Artists

This 3rd 2-CD volume of the world's top Irish flute players retains the high standards of performance and production of the previous releases and ensures that this is another essential recording for lovers of the Irish traditional flute.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gary Duffy (3:33 Slip Jigs) Rohan Conlon's Slip Jig / Darragh Conlon's Slip Jig [feat. Gemma Gorman]
Gary Duffy
3:34 album only
2. Conor Byrne (3:34 Jigs) Hurry the Jug / /Francie Dearg's / Neary's Jig [feat. Donncha Moynihan]
Conor Byrne
3:35 album only
3. Noel Sweeney (2:19 Reels) the Caucus at Secaucus / Lady Gordon's [feat. Sean Sweeney]
Noel Sweeney
2:21 album only
4. Christy Barry (7:38 Air / Reel / Hornpipe / Reel) an Buachaillín Bán / Flanagan's Reel / McCormack's / The Cliff Dwellers [feat. Robbie Sharer]
Christy Barry
7:39 album only
5. Geraldine McNamara (2:33 Reels) Splendid Isolation / Patrick's Night [feat. Noel O'Grady]
Geraldine McNamara
2:35 album only
6. Sarah-Jane Woods (2:20 Reels) the Abbey Reel / Fred Finn's
Sarah-Jane Woods
2:23 album only
7. Desy Adams (2:51 Jigs) the Furze in Bloom / The Cat in the Corner [feat. Stevie Dunne]
Desy Adams
2:52 album only
8. Christine Dowling (3:46 Air) the Rushes Green
Christine Dowling
3:48 album only
9. Brendan Mulholland (2:37 Reels) O'ot Be Est da Vong / Maid of the House [feat. Geard Thompson]
Brendan Mulholland
2:39 album only
10. Nicolas Buckmelter (3:23 Reels) the Rainy Day / The New Mown Meadows [feat. Jimmy Murphy]
Nicolas Buckmelter
3:26 album only
11. Brid O'Donohue (2:51 Jigs) the Chorus Jig / Coleman's Jig
Brid O'Donohue
2:53 album only
12. John Lee (2:56 Reels) the Flower of the Flock / The Twelfth Lock / The Absentminded Woman
John Lee
2:57 album only
13. Frank Claudy (1:50 Reel) the Thrush in the Storm
Frank Claudy
1:52 album only
14. Peg McGrath (3:28 Air) Easter Snow
Peg McGrath
3:30 album only
15. Seamus Mac Conaonaigh (2:46 Reels) Maud Miller's / The Fair-Haired Boy / The Plough and the Stars [feat. Paddy Kerr]
Seamus Mac Conaonaigh
2:49 album only
16. Nicholas & Anne McAuliffe (3:31 Polkas) the Return of Spring / The Mountain Pathway / Up and Away [Live] [feat. Eileen O'Brien]
Nicholas & Anne McAuliffe
3:32 album only
17. Paddy O'Neill (1:56 Reels) It's a Hard Road to Travel / Swing Swang
Paddy O'Neill
1:59 album only
18. Aoife Granville (2:46 Jigs) I Love You Not and Care for You Not / Dillon's Frolics [feat. Ciarán Coughlan]
Aoife Granville
2:47 album only
19. Alan Doherty (5:44 Air / Reel / Reel) Cailín Na Gruaige Doinne / Peata Beag a Mháthair / Anto's Gambit [feat. Gráda]
Alan Doherty
5:45 album only
20. Claus Steinort (2:47 Reels) My Love and I in the Garden / Palmer's Gate [feat. Jürgen Treyz]
Claus Steinort
2:49 album only
21. David Migoya (3:36 Reels) John Lardiner's / The Green Mountain / Glenn Allen Reel [feat. Kevin Rumery]
David Migoya
3:38 album only
22. Ronan Browne (1:33 Air) Rud Beag Mall
Ronan Browne
1:32 album only
23. Norman Holmes (4:44 Hornpipe / Reel / Reel) Garrett Barry's / Gan Ainm / Orla's Reel [feat. Dave Wood]
Norman Holmes
4:45 album only
24. Ciaran Somers (2:34 Reels) the Yellow Tinker / The Skylark [feat. Frank O'Brien]
Ciaran Somers
2:35 album only
25. Mick Mulvey (3:38 Jigs) John Blessing's Delight / Green Fields of Miltown / Up Leitrim! [feat. Simon Wroe]
Mick Mulvey
3:40 album only
26. Jp Downes (3:24 Reels) the Green Mountain / Earl's Chair [feat. Jack Talty]
JP Downes
3:25 album only
27. Shannon Heaton (4:34 Reels) the O'Connor Donn's / The Morning Thrush [feat. Matt Heaton]
Shannon Heaton
4:35 album only
28. Tina McSherry (3:01 Waltz) Tommy Bhetty's Waltz
Tina McSherry
3:02 album only
29. Eileen Hassett (3:01 Reels) the Flowers of Limerick / The Drogheda Lasses [feat. Mick Mullen]
Eileen Hassett
3:02 album only
30. Paul McGlinchey (3:15 Reels) Follow Me Down to Carlow / Famous Ballymote / Cronin's [feat. Stevie Dunne]
Paul McGlinchey
3:16 album only
31. Leon Agnew (3:49 Air / Reel) Phoenix Island / Paddy Mills' Fancy
Leon Agnew
3:51 album only
32. Kieran O'Hare & John Skelton (2:53 Jigs) Paddy Breen's / Put on Your Clothes / The Honeybee [feat. Dennis Cahill]
Kieran O'Hare & John Skelton
2:55 album only
33. Davy Maguire (4:09 Air) Port Na Bpúcaí
Davy Maguire
4:11 album only
34. Louise Mulcahy (3:30 Reels) the Bag of Spuds / A View from Across the Valley / The Galway Rambler [feat. Michelle Mulcahy]
Louise Mulcahy
3:31 album only
35. Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh (2:34 Hornpipe / Reel) the Leitrim Fancy / The First House in Connacht
Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh
2:37 album only
36. Tim Britton (6:54 Air / Jig / Jig / Slide / Slide) Caoineadh Uí Dhomhnaill / The Haunted House / The Lark on the Strand / The Bank of Turf / Tom Billy's [feat. David Hurlin]
Tim Britton
6:58 album only
37. Isaac Alderson (4:22 Reels) the Green-Gowned Lass / The Broken Pledge [feat. James Riley]
Isaac Alderson
4:24 album only
38. John Rynne (3:58 Reels) Pigeon on the Gate / /The Victory Reel / The London Lasses / Courting Them All [feat. Graham Dunne]
John Rynne
3:59 album only
39. Mick O'Brien (3:48 Air / Jig) Táim Cortha Ó Bheith Im' Aonar Im' Luí / Clancy Unknown #57
Mick O'Brien
3:51 album only
40. Sean Moloney (2:36 Reels) Splendid Isolation / Johnny's Wedding [feat. Pat Eade]
Sean Moloney
2:37 album only
41. Garry Walsh (3:39 Reels) the Cross Legged Tailor / Under the Tholsel / Eileen Fahy's [feat. Johnny Neville]
Garry Walsh
3:38 album only


Album Notes
Welcome to volume 3 (discs 5 & 6) of this award-winning series. This is a non-commercial, non-profit venture, created largely through volunteer effort, and your public support through your purchase is much appreciated. The International Traditional Music Society, Inc. is a U.S. tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit, educational, public benefit corporation, and most donations are tax-deductible. Its purpose is to preserve and promote traditional music culture. It also provides technical assistance and consulting services to musicians and other Internet projects.

Essentially, these volumes are meant as a documentary recording project that utilizes world-class Irish flute players to provide an instructive tool for students of the wooden flute, and to open them to the different possibilities for expression within (and sometimes beyond) the tradition. The approach is to both demonstrate playing style and to provide a musically diverse, listenable and pleasurable recording. This allows the listener to sample a variety of repertoire, regional styles, and individual expressive techniques of tempo, tone, articulation, and phrasing. In many instances, key clicks and breaths are clearly discernible. The tunes are performed on wooden keyed and keyless flutes - antiques and modern instruments.

Each player was selected by their musical peers and enthusiastic fans. Participating artists submit a single solo flute track, some with backing (but flute is out front as the primary instrument), as opposed to ensemble playing. While most manage to accomplish their own recordings and accompaniment for this project, studio time is provided as necessary to facilitate recording those without other resources to do so. Regardless, all resulting recordings are theirs to use as they might please, and they retain all rights. The artist and/or their record label donated all sound recordings for a non-exclusive use in this collection.

It’s entirely ‘Player’s Choice’ as to what material to play, whether traditional or more recently composed tunes. The hope was that it would be more feasible in the context of this compilation to record tunes that might not otherwise fit into a commercial venture. I make every effort to obtain appropriate permissions (Mechanical Licenses) and to properly credit each composer.

How did this all begin? I wanted to learn to play the Irish flute, but I don’t live in Ireland – I live in Los Angeles, California. I didn’t know the first thing about how to select an instrument, and a lot of the music wasn’t even readily available here. It wasn’t simple to get information about how to proceed. The research necessary to make a purchase decision, find instrument care, playing instruction, discography, etc. led me to use the Internet to educate myself on the topic. Involvement in the Woodenflute and Irish Traditional Music mail lists followed. The community of enthusiasts I found there helped to build on my ‘Obsession’, and offered valuable assistance identifying artists, labels, copyrights, composers, publishers, and additional resources that enabled this project to be realized. I hope that the ITMS website provides some shortcuts for those musicians and music enthusiasts who are seeking more information on traditional music and instruments – how and where to buy, to play, to build, to listen.

- Kevin Krell, Executive Director, ITMS



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