A place to discuss whistles,their makers and performers/performance. Anything whistle related is ok, keep in mind that opinions could vary in the extreme without one being more worth per se than the other, so keep it nice and polite.See More
"Okay...I talked to the maker of my flute and got some insight. I thought I would go ahead and post in case anyone else would like the information.
On keyless 6 hole flutes the C natural is considered the more often sustained note in Irish music…"
"I don't think this is normal - I've owned MANY wood and delrin flutes and don't recall coming across this problem. How are you fingering the C-nat? If you're using OXX XXO, you might try OXX OOO. For the C#, I assume you're…"
Hello all!I just got a new flute about a month ago. I love it except for one thing I noticed. My C natural and C sharp tend to be quite flat compared to the other notes. Is this common in a wooden flute? Or is this unique to my particular flute?Thanks!See More
"As a relative newcomer to Irish music I have read all the comments with much interest. I learn more and more every day about Irish music and culture and history, and I love playing Irish music. I think it boils down to respect. As someone who did…"
"I am loving the discussion by the way. The more information/opinion the better. Plus I just like to "hear" people talk about flutes! This site definitely needs more discussions. I may have to start some of my own."
"I am a fellow flute player totally smashed by all the different opinions out there as I also try to upgrade from my Casey Burns folk flute. I love my CBFF, however, I cannot tune it and it is missing a little bit of power. As I gain more experience,…"
"Hi Gordon. I will look forward to seeing you there. They are changing their format a bit, trying to provide a way for intermediate students to get more out of the lessons and still provide the advanced students with what they want."
"Thank you Danna sounds like it was a lot of fun , I am going to the next one and just wanted some input from someone that attended , I'm glad you enjoyed it as I'm sure I will , I'm trying to find where I can get Conal,s book as…"
Someone on this site asked me my opinion a number of months ago about the O'Flaherty's retreat. I apologize that I cannot remember who it was or where it was originally, in a discussion or comments. So I will just add it in the discussion here. This was my first retreat. I went the end of October. I absolutely loved it. Conal O'Grada was the flute instructor. He was very kind and he was able to help flutists of a variety of levels. The concerts by instructors were the best you can hear…See More
Many thanks for joining the O'Carolan Group. If you have any suggestions for it please feel free to let me know. I hope you enjoy the tunes and are inspired to learn a few "new" ones. If I can help with anything please do not hesitate to ask.