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Hands on

What I can see (!) while playing my Stéphane Morvan flute !
Nov 3, 2014
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Aug 20, 2012
Didier VDB replied to Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott's discussion Learning tunes in the group Whistlin' high and low
"I was wondering how people really learn tunes"
Aug 19, 2012
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Whistlin' high and low

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
Aug 18, 2012
Didier VDB replied to Anton Emery's discussion Keyed Flutes in the group Flute Players
"I play a 6 key (Eb, short & long F, G#, Bb, C)  flute by Stéphane Morvan and bought it second hand. That means the design of the keys don't fit to the size of my fingers, especially the long F. For the other keys, there is no…"
Aug 17, 2012
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Flute Players

A discussion group for celtic tunes played on flute, whether it be wooden, metal, delrin, or somewhere in between.See More
Aug 17, 2012
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Aug 16, 2012

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Your County or State
Seine et Marne
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Flutes, whistles
What level are you at ?
Intermediate Level 2 (5 years+)
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I discovered irish music during my studies in Nantes (France) in 1973, maybe 1974, while hearing a live radio broadcast (I still have the recording on cassette !) of Planxty. I began to play on whistles, then on wooden flutes (bought at "Sinier de Rider" who had a little shop / workshop in the Galerie Vero-Dodat in Paris, before he left for St-Chartier (France)) that were not all that good. But I was still between Nantes and Paris, participating to folk clubs, as they were called at that time, especially "La table Arthur" and "La veille herbe", while being more and more interested in jazz. I began to take classical training on the Boehm flute (that ended 4 years ago !), and moved to Villeparisis. My family and my work took me away from the celtic diaspora for a very long time.
Six years ago I began to discover the breton repertoire with a blox player that finally leaded us to play on fest-deiz and fest-noz. I play now regularly for breton dancers, having learnt myself to dance.
On october 2011, I have had the opportunity to buy a 6 keyed flute by Stéphane Morvan from breton flute player Philippe Boisard (of "Forzh Penaos") and try to play irish repertoire more regularly so as to be able to integrate sessions where I am not accustomed to play.
Thus, I have the project in mind to be more active on the irish scene and procrastinate so !

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