Flat Pipes, C Flutes/Whistles & Bb/F & Ab/Eb Concertinas!

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Flat Pipes, C Flutes/Whistles & Bb/F & Ab/Eb Concertinas!

A place for all lovers of the dulcet tones, produced by these more mellow instruments.

Share your favourite links to Websites, Sound Files, Videos & stories about these gorgeous instruments.

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Introduction!

For some reason, I've always been drawn to the more mellow sounds made by instruments playing in C, Bb, B & F & I have many happy memories of playing in flat keys, over the years & I'm sure I'm not alone.

The job of this group then, is to promote the playing of Irish Music in all those more mellow keys & pitches, from Tin Whistles & Flutes in C & Bb, to Uilleann Pipes in C, Bb & B, to the G/D, Bb/F, Baritone, Bass & Old Pitch Concertinas.

I have kicked off this group with four pages of links to some Videos & Sound Files which help to demonstrate the glorious sound these wonderful instruments make. However, I am sure there are lots more out there, so if you are also a fan, please join this group & post your own favourite links, even better if they who your own playing.

I look forward to us having some interesting discussions on our own personal experiences with these instruments playing in these lovely mellow keys.

Cheers,

Dick

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Here are a list of links to sites which promote the sound of flat pitch instruments.

Errant Elbows: Uilleann Pipes
Harry Bradley's site, where he's  playing set in C by Joe Kennedy of the Toronto area in Canada. They're made from rosewood.


Irish Flute & Anglo Concertina

Tomoyuki's site where you can hear a variety of Flutes & Concertinas, including a keyless Grinter Flute in C & a Bb/F Jeffries Anglo Concertina.


Concertina Tunes from North Antrim

My own site  where I'm playing two Jeffries Concertinas, a Bb/F & a G/D in old pitch.

BBC Video: Flat Pipes An Introspective Art

A brief overview of the development of the uilleann pipes, a unique Irish instrument which has become a symbol of Ireland and its culture. Featuring contributions from Tony McMahon and Seán Talty. In English and in Irish, with English subtitles, and performance.

 

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My Bb/F Jeffries Concertina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flat Pipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C Flute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The trusty old Clarke C Whistle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As always, this group is a work in progress, so please post your own favourite links in the Comments Box below & I'll be happy to add them.

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... & finally, to put you in the mood! ;-)

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Discussion Forum

Glasgow flat session

Started by Ken McNicholl. Last reply by Ken McNicholl Apr 4, 2016. 2 Replies

A couple of us in Glasgow are keen to play in a flat session in B, anyone near Glasgow Scotland interested let us knowContinue

Ab/Eb ..?

Started by Dick Glasgow Jun 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Thanks to Tomoyuki Koshi for posting his new YouTube of him playing his newly acquired Ab/Eb Jeffries. I'm delighted, because it at last gives me a fine opportunity to compare his Ab/Eb, with my own…Continue

Flat Flutes in Sessions!

Started by Dick Glasgow. Last reply by Tomoyuki Koshi Aug 14, 2011. 7 Replies

My first taste of a Flat Flute in a Session, was when Maurice Lennon & Paul Roche asked to join our session, in a pub on Main Street during the Willie Week, back in 1978.During the session, paul…Continue

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Comment by Dick Glasgow on December 28, 2014 at 11:24
Speaking of Flat Pitched instruments, perhaps my Nyckelharpa falls into this category, as it is tuned CGDA & sounds very mellow, as you can hear in this video: http://tradconnect.com/video/christmas-eve-musical-seasons-greeting...
Comment by Dick Glasgow on June 23, 2013 at 12:19
Here's a video clip of a Gothic Harp & Nyckelharpa playing in a lovely mellow pitch, in Dunluce Castle, on the Causeway coast of North Antrim.

http://tradconnect.com/video/dunluce-castle-music-in-costume?xg_sou...
Comment by Dick Glasgow on March 16, 2013 at 16:33

Another lovely wee mellow Session in Wee Tom's, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim last night, featuring Flat Pipes & Nyckelharpa!

Photo: http://tradconnect.com/photo/c-uilleann-pipes-nickelharpa-session

Comment by Dick Glasgow on January 26, 2013 at 10:55
Lovely mellow session in Wee Tom's Pub, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim last night, with Nyckelharpa, Viola, G Melodeon, plus Fiddle, Guitar & Bodhran.

Video: http://tradconnect.com/video/nyckelharpa-viola-g-melodeon-session-i...
Comment by Dick Glasgow on October 7, 2012 at 11:52

Thanks to Jean Lhuillery for posting the link to this video!

Bonnie Anne, The Bunch of Rushes & Katie Gone a-Milkin' ~ in Bb!

Cheers,

Dick

Comment by Tomoyuki Koshi on August 19, 2012 at 13:04

Hi, I recorded two reels on my C flute and two hornpipes on our Bb/F concertina.

Laccaroe Reel, Sandy Casty's Reel (reels) - C Flute Solo

Peacock's Feathers, Peacock's Feathers (hornpipes) - Bb/F Concertin...

Cheers,

Tomoyuki

Comment by Dick Glasgow on August 16, 2012 at 9:13

I used my Bb/F Jeffries for the 2nd Polka in this set.

Comment by Dick Glasgow on August 4, 2012 at 11:26

Here's a clip of two Reels, that were played at our session here in Ballycastle, last night, on an F Flute & F Whistle!

Cheers,

Dick

Comment by Tomoyuki Koshi on July 15, 2012 at 6:23

Hi, I recorded two jigs on our Bb/F concertina.

Sliabh Russell, The Mug of Brown Ale(Old Man Dillon) (jigs)

And two quadrilles on our Ab/Eb concertina.

She hasn't the knack, The Cumann na mBan are dead and gone (quadril...

I really enjoy playing these concertinas!

Cheers,

Tomoyuki

Comment by Lee M. Petersen on June 16, 2012 at 22:58
 
 
 

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