Wooden Flute Obsession volume 1

Solo and accompanied flute performances of Traditional and Modern Irish Flute Music
A non-profit fundraiser to benefit the International Traditional Music Society

41 Artists    86 Tunes    2 CDs   1 Passion

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"What we get to hear is something of the current state of Irish traditional flute playing, in its international context, from widely recorded commercial virtuosos, to talented enthusiasts, many of whom were invited to record specifically for Wooden Flute Obsession, and may or may not ever record again.

The era of the 78-rpm disc captured a brief moment in the history of Irish traditional music utilising the cutting edge technology of its time. The Wooden Flute Obsession series opens a similar window for us almost 100 years later." - Hammy Hamilton, 2004 (flute maker, player, & ethnomusicologist)

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DISC ONE - time 71:17
NEW! 10 seconds of each track: Disc 1 (3.2 Meg MP3)
 1. Garry Shannon (3:34 Reels) Windwood (The Fox on the Town/Lady of the Island/The Primrose Lass)
 2. Eamonn Cotter (3:36 Reels) The Golden Keyboard/Ambrose Moloney's/Jacksons
 3. Marcas Ó Murchú (4:22 Jigs) Maho Snaps/Get Up Old Woman & Shake Yourself/The Chicken That Made the Soup
 4. Michael McGoldrick (4:39 Reels) Teehan's (Terry Teehans/Her Long Black Hair)
 5. Catherine McEvoy (2:39 Reels) The Duke of Leinster/The Ladies Pantalettes
 6. Marcus Hernon (4:22 Air) The Invisible Corncrake
 7. Seamus Tansey (2:29 Reels) Mick Flatley's Delight/Ed Reavy's Favourite
 8. Barry Kerr (3:35 Jig/Reel) Ships in Full Sail/The Three Sisters
 9. Deirdre Havlin (3:21 Highland/Reel) The Mighty Clansmen (King George IV/Johnny Harling's Reel)
10. Noel Rice (2:15 Slip Jig) The Choice Wife
11. Josie McDermott (2:59 Reels) The Kerry Man/The Pigeon on the Gate
12. Laurence Nugent (3:56 Jigs) Old Hag You Have Killed Me/Pride of Erin Jig/The Monument
13. Mike Rafferty (2:02 Reels) The Hard Road to Travel/Shanks Mare
14. Loretto Reid (3:54 Waltz) Leon's Waltz
15. Liam Kelly (4:17) The Hungry Rock
16. Colm O'Donnell (3:10 Jigs) The Battering Ram/The Besom in Bloom
17. Jimmy Noonan (2:59 Reels) Courting Them All/Denis Murphy's Miss McLeod's/Billy Brocker
18. Hammy Hamilton (1:55 Reels) The Dark Haired Lass (Mick Hoy's)/Bonnie Anne
19. Turlach Boylan (3:52) Johnny's Wedding/Colonel Rodney's
20. Tom Doorley (2:12) Are You Ready Yet?
21. John Skelton (4:07 Air/Barndance) The Fire in the Hearth/Around the Fairy Fort

DISC TWO - time 71:03
NEW! 10 seconds of each track: Disc 2 (3.2 Meg MP3)
 1. Cathal McConnell (3:43 Jigs) Scotland-Ireland/The Hangover/The Fermanagh Curves
 2. Niall Keegan (3:29 Reels) Dunmore Lasses/My Love is in America
 3. John Wynne (3:41 Reels) The Ballinafad Fancy/Lady Anne Montgomery/The Millhouse
 4. Martin Gaffney (2:21 Polkas) The Dark Haired Girl Dressed in Blue/The Merry Girl
 5. Joanie Madden (5:31 Reels) Molly Ban/Paddy Lynn's Delite/Jack McGuire's/King of the Clans
 6. Paul McGrattan (3:50 Air) Easter Snow
 7. Mark Roberts (3:47 Jigs) Boys of the Town/The Rollicking Boys of Tandragee
 8. Skip Healy (2:50 Reels) Silver Spear/Glen Allen/Bay of Fundy
 9. Sylvain Barou (4:12 Reels) Clare's Reel/The Silver Reel/Brendan's Reel
10. Grey Larsen (4:53 Jigs) The Walls of Liscarroll/Maguire's Kick/The Lark on the Strand
11. Eoghan MacAogáin (2:54 Air) Sé Fáth Mo Bhuartha
12. Fintan Vallely (4:01 Reels) Miss Chalmer's Reel/Brian Gibson's Rockforest Reel
13. Hanz Araki (3:40 Hornpipes) The Plains of Boyle/The Ballyoran Hornpipe
14. June Ní Chormaic (2:36 Reels, Live) Fred Finn's/Fr. Newman's Reel
15. Micho Russell (2:32 Reels, Live) The Fermoy Lassies/The Reel with the Birl in It
16. Seamus Egan (2:46 Reels) The Maid of Galway (medley)
17. Terry Coyne (4:26 Reels) Contentment is Wealth/Tom Ward's Downfall/The Wild Geese
18. Matt Molloy (2:12 Reel) Drowsie Maggie
19. Frankie Kennedy (3:10 Reels) The Cat That Ate the Candle/Over the Water to Bessie
20. Jean-Michel Veillon (3:29) Ton Per Bodouin/Dans Fisel

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ALPHABETICAL ORDER - Artist & Track Details

[Hanz Araki] Hanz Araki 
from
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC
[1999]

(3:40 Hornpipes) The Plains of Boyle/The Ballyoran Hornpipe
D flute made by Dave Williams

[Sylvain Barou] Sylvain Barou - w/Philip Masure (guitar), Erwan Volant (acoustic bass)
from
An Upcoming CD
[2002]

(4:12 Reels) Clare's Reel/ The Silver Reel/Brendan's Reel
Clare's Reel composed by Sylvain Barou
The Silver Reel composed by Brian Duke
Brendan's Reel composed by Brendan Ring
D Flute made by Gilles Lehart w/Thomas Aebi headjoint

[Turlach Boylan] Turlach Boylan
from THE TIDY COTTAGE
(Big Plain Records BP 3202) [1999]

(3:52 Reels) Johnny’s Wedding/Colonel Rodney’s
Chappell ebonite flute from late 19C

[June Ní Chormaic] June Ní Chormaic - w/Micheál O'Ruanaigh (harp) - AISF1998
from CUMAR (Various Artists)
(Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 141) [2000]

(2:36 Reels) Fred Finn’s/Fr. Newman’s Reel)
D Flute made by Patrick Olwell

[Eamonn Cotter] Eamonn Cotter (SHASKEEN) - w/Carl Hession (piano)
from THE MOUSE BEHIND THE DRESSER

(3:36 Reels) The Golden Keyboard/Ambrose Moloney's/Jacksons
The Golden Keyboard composed by Martin Mulhaire

[Terry Coyne] Terry Coyne
from THE OTHER SIDE
(COY 113) [2000]

(4:26 Reels) Contentment is Wealth/Tom Ward's Downfall/The Wild Geese

[Tom Doorley - DANU] Tom Doorley (DANU) - accompanied by guitar & bouzouki
from THINK BEFORE YOU THINK
(Shanachie SHANCD 78030) [2000]

(2:12 Reel) Are You Ready Yet?
Composed by Tom Doorley
D flute in Delrin made by Desi Seery 

[Seamus Egan] Seamus Egan - w/Mick Moloney (guitar)
from TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF IRELAND
(Shanachie SHANCD 29020, 34015) [1994]

(2:46 Reels) The Maid of Galway (medley)

  Martin Gaffney
from
An Upcoming CD

(2:21 Polkas) The Dark Haired Girl Dressed In Blue/The Merry Girl
D Flute made by Rudall & Rose

 [Hammy Hamilton] Hammy Hamilton
from THE MONEYMUSK
(Ossian Publications OSSCD 120) [2001]

(1:55 Reels) The Dark Haired Lass ( Mick Hoy's)/Bonnie Anne
Eb flute made by Hammy Hamilton 

[Deirdre Havlin - DEANTA] Deirdre Havlin - w/members of Deanta
from READY FOR THE STORM
(Green Linnet GLCD 1147) [1994]

(3:21 Highland/Reel) The Mighty Clansmen (King George IV, Johnny Harling's Reel)
Johnny Harling's Reel composed by Liz Carroll
Flute made by Hammy Hamilton

[Skip Healy] Skip Healy - w/Flynn Cohen (guitar)
from PURGATORY CHASM
(Empty Pockets Productions EP003) [2001]

(2:50 Reels) Silver Spear/Glen Allen/Bay of Fundy
D Flute made by Healy Flute Co. 

[Marcus Hernon] Marcus Hernon - w/Laoise Kelly (harp) - AISF1979, 1980
from THE GROUSE IN THE HEATHER
(Feenish Sound FSCD 001)

(4:22 Air) The Invisible Corncrake
Composed by Marcus Hernon
Rudall model flute made by Miller & Wicks, London

[Niall Keegan] Niall Keegan - w/Verena Cummin (piano)
from DON'T TOUCH THE ELK
[1999]

(3:29 Reels) Dunmore Lasses/My Love is in America
D flute made by Dave Williams 

[Liam Kelly - DERVISH] Liam Kelly - w/members of Dervish
from PLAYING WITH FIRE (Dervish)
(Whirling Discs 002) [1994]

(4:17) The Hungry Rock
Composed by Liam Kelly & Michael Holmes
Flute made by Sam Murray

[Frankie Kennedy - ALTAN] Frankie Kennedy
from ALTAN
(Green Linnet GLCD 1078) [1987]

(3:10 Reels) The Cat That Ate the Candle/Over the Water to Bessie

[Barry Kerr] Barry Kerr - w/Gerard Thompson (guitar) & Tomai Taylor (bodhran)
from THE THREE SISTERS
(Spring Records SCD1040) [1998]

(3:35 Jig/Reel) Ships in Full Sail/The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters composed by Barry Kerr
Flute made by Sam Murray

[Grey Larsen & Paddy League] Grey Larsen - w/Paddy League (guitar & bodhran)
from  
THE GREEN HOUSE
(Sleepy Creek Music SCM102) [2001]

(4:53 Jigs) The Walls of Liscarroll/Maguire's Kick/The Lark on the Strand
Cocus D Flute made by Firth & Pond w/Chris Abell headjoint

[Eoghan MacAogáin] Eoghan MacAogáin - w/Gerry McNamara (guitar)
from THE CLARE HILLS
(Suffering Duck Records)

(2:54 Air) 'Sé fáth mo bhuartha
Blackwood Eb flute made by Besson & Co.

[Joanie Madden] Joanie Madden
from A WHISTLE IN THE WIND
(Green Linnet GLCD 1142) [1994]

(5:31 Reels) Molly Ban/Paddy Lynn's Delite/Jack McGuire's/King of the Clans
Boehm silver flute made by Miyazawa

[Cathal McConnell]

Cathal McConnell - AISF1962
from LONG EXPECTANT COMES AT LAST
(Compass Records) [2000]

(3:43 Jigs) Scotland-Ireland/The Hangover/The Fermanagh Curves
Blackwood D Flute made by Rudall & Rose
All tunes composed by Cathal McConnell

[Josie McDermott]

Josie McDermott - AISF1974
from DARBY'S FAREWELL
(Ossian OSSCD20)

(2:59 Reels) The Kerry Man/The Pigeon on the Gate
Used by kind permission of Robin Morton

[Catherine McEvoy]

Catherine McEvoy - w/Felix Dolan (piano)
from TRAD. FLUTE MUSIC IN THE SLIGO-ROSCOMMON STYLE
(Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 117) [1996]

(2:39 Reels) The Duke of Leinster/The Ladies Pantalettes
Flute made by Rudall & Rose

[Michael McGoldrick]

Michael McGoldrick
from FUSED
(Compass Records) [2000]

(4:39 Reels) Teehan's (Terry Teehans/Her Long Black Hair)
Her Long Black Hair composed by Junior Crehan
Flute made by Gilles Lehart

[Paul McGrattan - BEGINISH] Paul McGrattan - w/Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (keyboards)
from
BEGINISH
(Tara Music Co. TARACD 4009) [2000]

(3:50 Air) Easter Snow
Arranged by Paul McGrattan and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Flute made by Hammy Hamilton

Matt Molloy - w/Donal Lunny (guitar & synthesizer) - AISF1966
from
HEATHERY BREEZE
(Shanachie SHANCD 79064) [1993]

(2:12 Reel) Drowsie Maggie
Blackwood Bb Flute made by Hawkes

[Jimmy Noonan] Jimmy Noonan - w/Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Myron Bretholz (bodhran), Ted Davis (guitar)
from
THE MAPLE LEAF
(Windjam Records) [2001]

(2:59 Reels) Courting Them All/Denis Murphy’s Miss McLeod’s/Billy Brocker
Eb Flute made by Bryan Byrne with a Rudall & Carte headjoint.

[Laurence Nugent] Laurence Nugent - w/Pat Broaders (bouzouki)
from TWO FOR TWO
(Shanachie SHANCD 78014) [1998]

(3:56 Jigs) Old Hag You Have Killed Me/Pride of Erin Jig/The Monument
The Monument composed by Sean Nugent
D Flute made by Patrick Olwell

[Colm O'Donnell] Colm O'Donnell
from FAREWELL TO EVENING DANCES
(Bogfire CD 2002) [1999]

(3:10 Jigs) The Battering Ram/The Besom in Bloom

[Marcas Ó Murchú] Marcas Ó Murchú
from Ó BHÉAL GO BÉAL
(Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 126) [1997]

(4:22 Jigs) Maho Snaps/Get Up Old Woman & Shake Yourself/The Chicken That Made the Soup
D Flute made by Simpson (London) 1864

[Mike Rafferty] Mike Rafferty - w/Gabriel Donohue (guitar & bodhran)
from THE OLD FIRESIDE MUSIC
(Rapparee Records R093098) [1998]

(2:02 Reels) The Hard Road to Travel/Shanks Mare
D Flute made by Patrick Olwell

[Loretto Reid] Loretto Reid - flute & whistle w/Brian Taheny (guitar), Sam Reid (keyboards)
from THE GOLDEN DAWN
(Reta Ceol Productions WPC 9301) [1993]

(3:54 Waltz) Leon's Waltz
Leon's Waltz composed by Loretto Reid
D Flute made by Eugene Lambe

[Noel Rice] Noel Rice (Baal Tinne) - w/Kevin Rice (bodhran)
from THE DAWN

(2:15 Slip Jig) The Choice Wife (from the Rusty Ankle set)
Boehm silver flute

  Mark Roberts 
from
An Upcoming CD
(New Grange Records) [2002]

(3:47 Jigs) Boys of The Town/The Rollicking Boys of Tandragee
D Flute made by Patrick Olwell

[Micho Russell] Micho Russell
from the video IRELAND'S WHISTLING AMBASSADOR
(Pennywhistler's Press #3242) [1993]

(2:32 Reels) The Fermoy Lassies/The Reel with the Birl in It
Eb Flute 

[Garry Shannon] Garry Shannon - w/John Blake (guitar), Bryan Meehan (keyboards), Pádraic O'Reilly (piano), Junior Davey (bodhran), Paul O'Driscoll (bass) - AISF1988
from LOOZIN' AIR
(A Brick Missing Music) [2000]

(3:34 Reels) Windwood (The Fox on the Town/Lady of the Island/The Primrose Lass)
The Fox on the Town composed by Richard Dwyer
D Flute made by Brendan McMahon

[John Skelton] John Skelton - w/Donna Long (Piano)
from a live recording July 23, 2001 at Harper-McNeely Auditorium, Davis & Elkins College, WV. Engineer: Flawn Williams

(4:07 Air/Barndance) The Fire in the Hearth/Around the Fairy Fort

The Fire in the Hearth composed by Freeland Barbour
Around the Fairy Fort composed by Vincent Broderick
D Flute made by Patrick Olwell

[Seamus Tansey] Seamus Tansey - AISF1965
from
EASTER SNOW
(Temple Records COMD2063) [1997]

(2:29 Reels) Mick Flatley's Delight/Ed Reavy's Favourite
Ed Reavy's Favourite composed by Ed Reavy

  Fintan Vallely
from THE STARRY LANE TO MONAGHAN
(Whinstone Discs) [1991]

(4:01 Reels) Miss Chalmer's Reel/Brian Gibson's Rockforest Reel
Brian Gibson's Rockforest Reel composed by Fintan Vallely
D Flute made by Blackman, 19th century

[Jean-Michel Veillon]  Jean-Michel Veillon - w/Yvon Riou (guitar)
from
BEO! Live in Belfast
(An Naer Produksion NAER 402) [2000]

(3:29) Ton Per Bodouin/Dans Fisel
Rudall 8-key model flute made by Chris Wilkes

[John Wynne] John Wynne - w/Noel Ryan (guitar) & Seamus O'Kane (bodhran)
from WITH EVERY BREATH
(UPROS Music CD001) [2000]

(3:41 Reels) The Ballinafad Fancy/Lady Anne Montgomery/The Millhouse
The Millhouse composed by John Martin
Flute made by Sam Murray

Produced by:  Kevin Krell, Executive Director, ITMS Inc.
Compilation Mastered by:  Charlie Pilzer, Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA
Liner Notes:    Niall Keegan, Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland
Package Design:    Dean Clark, dc/fx Graphics Studio
Flute Photos Courtesy: Terry McGee (McGee Flutes), Mark Hoza (Kything Flutes), Frank Miller (Desi Seery Flutes)


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