Irish Music for Flute

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Irish Music for Flute

Post by IsraFlute »

Hey

Anyone got any scores or sheets for flute irish music?
I've been playing the flute for 8 years and only now i've started to get interested in this genere of music so if anyone has music sheets of irish music, ill be grateful.


Thx,

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"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
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Post by Hel »

http://www.thesession.org is also a good site, with sheet music to plenty of Celtic folk tunes. Not everything is done for flute, but all (as far as I know) is playable on a flute.

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Thanks a lot for sharing the links as i also was searching Irish music sheet.
[url=http://books.playrecord.net/]Abrsm Books[/url]

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Post by Bo »

There is also this site: http://breizhpartitions.free.fr/en/flute_scores.php

I didn't have the time to download anything yet, but I intend to do so this weekend.
I also have the Mel Bay Celtic Music Collection for Recorder.

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Post by fluteguy18 »

If you REALLY want to get into Irish music, then I recommend learning genuine irish instruments; the penny whistle and celtic flute. I myself have a genuine interest in this genre as well, so I have invested some money in these instruments. I have a celtic flute in D (made of bamboo... so I guess if you get technical it's not legit. But I'm looking into getting a legit. one soon). and three penny whistles: high D, low F, and Low D.

The playing technique for these instruments is very similar to the concert flute.

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I asked in my music shop just last week... They have an Irish whistle, but not an Irish flute...
I will buy the Irish whistle next week I think. When I asked, I had to go to the doc, where I usually have to wait for a long time, and I couldn't stand the thought of that whistle in my bag without being able to try it... :P

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I think about ordering an irish wooden flute.

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Post by Hel »

You can get real cheap tin whistles on ebay, though I'd actually recommend getting a wooden one. Much nicer tone.

And a wooden Irish flute sounds lovely :) Good luck!

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I bought the Irish whistle today (in D). It sounds cool for the price... :P

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Be careful Bo. You'll find they are an addiction. :shock: :lol:

Here's my collection...
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From left to right
Generation G Tin Whistle
Generation F Tin Whistle
Generation Eb Tin Whistle
Waltons D Tin Whistle
Waltons C Tin Whistle
Generation Bb Tin Whistle
Clark's 'Meg' D Tin Whistle (Conical bore and plays really sweet)
Shaw D Tin Whistle (Conical bore - Tweaked by Jerry Freeman - also a sweet player)
Homemade D Tin Whistle (I borrow the fipple from my other D whistle)
Chieftain Low D Whistle
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Post by Bo »

Haha, that is certainly possible, as I know myself... I have 12-13 instruments at the moment (I have lost the count :shock: ), more with doubles... I AM addicted to music and instruments... 8)
My tin whistle is a Waltons in D, exactly like yours, but the label looks like the one in C.... I put it in a green case... :P

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I have a Casey Burns Irish Flute (in D) and a Skip Healy Fife (in Bb).

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My list is:
1 electronic keyboard
1 piano
2 flutes
1 pan flute
1 quena
1 pinquillo
2 ocarinas
2 recorders
3 harmonicas
1 tin whistle (but this is going to change... :wink: )
2 guitars

I hope I haven't forgotten anything... :P
More will be added with time, like a harp. I always wanted to play the harp!

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Addendum:
I had forgotten my 2 ukuleles... :x

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