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Eb Sindt Whistle for sale

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"Síocháin na Tuaithe" is a another milestone recording from Westmeath man Enda Seery. Unmistakably himself from the firsts notes of the opening reels which include two of his own compositions "Sam's Delight" and "The Night Owl Time", this album is a natural yet mature progression following his excellent debut CD "The Winding Clock".
Controlled, smooth and articulate playing on both the tin whistle and flute throughout the sixteen tracks showcase a man at the top of his game musically and highlight the love and respect he has for this music of ours.
Kevin Crawford (Lúnasa, The Teetotallers)

"His playing has an earthy, old school traditional feel, delivered in a precise and punchy way that is quite entrancing''-Tony Lawless,www.tradconnect.com

''A gifted composer, his tunes have that wonderful quality of feeling very new and very old at the same time. He has great feel for catchy melodies that still feel very much a part of the tradition''-Zac Leger, www.folkworks.org

''The Winding Clock" is the ideal enhancement for aspiring whistle players to listen and learn from and no better teacher for it than Enda Seery''-Eileen McCabe, Irish Music Magazine.

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Enda Seery from Streamstown, Co. Westmeath in the heart of Ireland is a whistle, flute player, composer, singer and teacher very much on the rise. A former Secondary School teacher, Enda is now fully engrossed in his music career as a professional music teacher and performer along with being a respected Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann administrator as Westmeath CCÉ. P.R.O. and Chairperson of his local branch Castletown Geoghegan CCÉ.

Enda grew up with music, song and dance from an early age with his musical siblings Ciarán (button accordion), Siobhán (flute) and Pádraig (fiddle) all gaining a reputation for their musicality and tradition as part of The Mona Dubh Céili Band. Indeed the areas of Streamstown and Castletown Geoghegan are steeped in the tradition with well known musicians, the late John John Gannon, his father James Gannon and Billy Whelan (The Whistling Postman) all coming from those areas. Nowadays Enda's cousin Colin Nea, All Ireland Champion Button Accordion player and Davy Joe Fallon of the well known Céilí band Davy Joe and Carousel have brought Westmeath's tradition of Irish music, song and dance to the fore to an even wider audience. Enda Seery of course is very much part of this.

As a teenager and moving into his mid-twenties: Enda was a consistent achiever at Fleadh Cheoil competitions at Provincial and All-Ireland level. He has multiple whistle titles at Provincial level and in2011, he was honoured with a 3rd place for his hornpipe composition Langton’s of Kilkenny at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan added to a Leinster Title for his composition The Longwood Reel in 2013. Indeed Enda’s compositions are now being recorded by other artists with his cousin, the aforementioned Colin Nea recently recording Enda’s composition Sam’s Delight (reel) for his new album Between the Jigs and the Reels.  Colin lives in Kilfenora, Co. Clare.

Enda was delighted to release his debut album The Winding Clock in November 2010 and the launch night in the Uisneach Inn, Killare, Co. Westmeath was certainly a memorable one with the venue packed to the rafters. The album has received great reviews from critics and musicians alike. Much praise has been given to Enda’s own traditional compositions. Eileen McCabe of The Irish Music Magazine notes that ‘Enda includes many of his own tunes and they intertwine seamlessly with the more traditional with regards to the quality of workmanship’. Tony Lawless ofwww.tradconnect.com describes Enda’a playing as having ‘an earthy, old school traditional feel, delivered in a precise and punchy way that is quite entrancing’. Zac Leger, musician and reviewer for www.folkworks.org notes that The Winding Clock  is ‘an album worth losing time over, again and again’. 

In September 2012, Enda Seery completed a Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick with First Class Honours. Enda gained valuable tuition and advice from an array of whistle and flute masters including Kevin Crawford, Mary Bergin, Sean Ryan, Mikie Smyth, Bríd Donohue, Majella Bartley, Brian Finnegan and Carmel Gunning.

Enda has featured as a performer on RTÉ, TG4, RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Lyric FM and Raidió na Gaeltachta. He has appeared on broadcasts such as RTÉ’s Céilí House and Forefront Productions Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann series on RTÉ and Geantraí on TG4.

After completing his studies in Limerick, Enda has become a full-time professional musician and teacher and this led to the release of his second studio album Síocháin na Tuaithe:Peace of the Countryside in April 2013 followed by a mini-tour of launches around Ireland in Mullingar (Áras an Mhuilinn), Ennis (Fleadh Nua), Edenderry (Leinster Fleadh), Drumshanbo (Joe Mooney Summer School), Derry (All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil) and Tuam (Tuam Trad Festival). Again the album has been highly praised with flute and whistle maestro Kevin Crawford stating that Enda is 'a man on top of his game musically' and you can't get better recognition and praise than that! 


Between performing, teaching, composing, singing and Comhaltas administration, Enda Seery is sought after and long may this continue.

http://www.endaseery.com

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Album reviews-Síocháin na Tuaithe:Peace of the Countryside (2013)

Siochain na Tuaithe is a another milestone recording from Westmeath man Enda Seery. Unmistakably himself from the first notes of the opening reels which include two of his own compositions "Sam's Delight" and "The Night Owl Time", this album is a natural yet mature progression following his excellent debut CD "The Winding Clock".
Controlled, smooth and articulate playing on both the tin whistle and flute throughout the sixteen tracks showcase a man at the top of his game musically and highlight the love and respect he has for this music of ours.

Kevin Crawford (Lúnasa, The Teetotallers)

Close your eyes when you listen to this album. I think “Síocháin na Tuaithe” accomplished what it intends. Like its cover art, the album has this languid, pastoral and unhurried atmosphere. For someone who monitored his career for more than two years, I can say that Enda Seery has been known as a musician of delicacy and elegance through giving emphasis on the beauty of a single note. And because of this, his album has attained a peculiar atmosphere that calls to mind recordings from Altan, Lunasa and on his vocal tracks that of Anuna. It isthis love for the beauty of notes that make  Síocháin na Tuaithe a rewarding experience.

The album has 16 tracks. Two of which are recorded with his own vocals. This is also the first time that he explored the idea of recording his singing voice although he’ d been singing for years. The album’s varying tempo of each track plus the great number of songs is enough to quench your thirst for the music of the tin whistle. Very appropriate because it took him two and a half years to release. Nine of these sixteen tracks are composed by Enda. Including Sam’s Delight a reel recently recorded by button accordion player Colin Nea on his albumBetween the Jig and the Reels. It’s also the opening track of Síocháin na Tuaithe.

The tracks are arranged in a way that feels like a thread is running through the album. Everything feels right and how they fit in the order of the tracks. There is a strong balance all over Síocháin na Tuaithe. As arrangements are never repeated in the order. For example, after the sweet high tune of the tin whistle is The Castle which is dominated by fiddle and flute. After that, another arrangement and so on. The Working Man is a vocal track which reminds me of the  Nightnoise ballads. The same goes for Loving Hannah. Enda Seery possesses a beautiful voice in the style of the late Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.

Síocháin na Tuaithe promises to appeal to many listeners both of the New Age and Traditional kind. It’s a kind of album that will gain more brilliance with years. And perhaps be rediscovered and shared again and again.

Baxter Labatos, www.celticmusicfan.com

“The whistle that plays puts you in the world of Ireland and medieval times. Very catchy and engaging. I really love the melody that is played and instantly will allow you to nod your head. When the melody changes it is equally engaging. A very enticing type of track that is easy on the ears!”

“The whistling introduction of this song is inspired and creative. Very original and snappy, the composer of this fine song should be very proud. The gently guitar rhythms in the background produce a very calm and peaceful melody which a lot of songs should aim for. The recording quality of the song is brilliant and produces a warm and uplifting nature to the song

“absolutely loved the introdction.this was a great music compilation.just mesmerizing.this is true talent above and beyond.and what a wonderful melody.

“EVERYBODY DO A JIG! This is so happy and upbeat it is unreal! I was dancing round the room like a fool! The song creates an amazing rhythm even without drums and bass! It’s a real foot tapper! Even though there is no lyrics, you feel the passionin the song! This song could make anyone happy!”

“the whistle was well played beautifully and thought it dynamically changed the whole structure of the song. I thought it was very enjoyable to listen to the whistle and it matched to the rhythm of the guitar, i think it made me to start tapping my toes and thought it was very catchy. i think it was creative, imaginative, and very intelligent and creative. I think that is inspring and fresh and unique and shows conviction with the whistle playing. i started to clap when listening to this song.”

“Love the whistle. Nice opening sequence. Keeping up a good pace. Guitar is balanced well with the whistle player. Easy to listen to. I would buy this song and more like it. I think there are many customers out there that like this kind of simple, easy going music. And really want it to be more than just background music. The song is very consistent throughout.”

Reviews about opening track of "Síocháin na Tuaithe" from listeners on Reverbnation. 

Album Review-The Winding Clock (2010)

The Winding Clock is the debut album by Enda Seery from Streamstown in Co. Westmeath. We are well aware on Tradconnect of his abilities both as a musician and as a composer.  From the opening notes of the first tune on the album which is the well known Roscommon Reel we are again reminded that Enda can deliver whistle music with a clarity and precision that is difficult to fault.  Secondly, his strength as a composer of real merit needs to be acknowledged.   It speaks volumes of his belief as a musician that he can deliver his own music in such an accomplished way on a debut album.  The opening set comprises the aforementioned Roscommon Reel followed by April Sunshine and Castle KellyApril Sunshine is a self composition that sits so naturally between these better known tunes that it could so easily be a traditional standard.  The Winding Clock is the second and title track on the album and has similar strength and appeal, delivered in an understated arrangement with John Byrne's guitar providing solo accompaniment.

His playing has an earthy, old school traditional feel, delivered in a precise and punchy way that is quite entrancing. Each track appears to have a different whistle and his collection seems to be extensive including Sindt D, Sindt Eb, Susato C, Generation Bb, William Simmons D wooden whistle and more.  The different tracks therefore offer variety in sound and texture with the quality of delivery never waning across the 13 tracks that make up the album.  Rhythm,  breath control and a use of ornamentation that is never overly complicated makes this an album of real worth. His joyous delivery is best exemplified on the jigs The Ferbane Legend/Only For Barney/The Roaring Calves, a fine set indeed.  For future recordings it would be a delight to hear some of his compositions delivered in duet or trio setting.  We look forward to following him on his path to a second album which we know he is working on at the moment.   As a musician and composer he shows great promise and  you will no doubt hear a lot about him in  the future.  For now his debut album is a very worthy addition to the catalogue of great whistle albums.
Review by Tony Lawless-http://www.tradconnect.com

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To purchase Síocháin na Tuaithe:Peace of the Countryside (2013) and The Winding Clock (2010) albums go to: 

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'A New Ireland in the Orchard Air' newly composed suite of music by Enda Seery celebrating Eilis and Emily Elliott

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Here are videos of the 8 pieces of music I composed celebrating Westmeath women Eilis and Emily Elliott and their role in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Recording and audio by Legacy Film at a live performance in Áras an Mhuilinn,…

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'Tradtime' Comhaltas Schools Outreach Whiteboard Project

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Primary Schools that sign up to the 'Tradtime' Comhaltas Schools Outreach scheme in Ireland will now have access to an innovative Whiteboard Learning Project to learn the whistle. I along with Tara Breen was delighted to be part of this project as whistle tutor during the recording process. Any day that the regular tutor is not in the school, the classroom…

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SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER: BUY BOTH OF ENDA SEERY'S ALBUMS FOR JUST €15 ($20)! 

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Leinster Fleadh Cheoil 2014. Fundraising, Fundraising!

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 21:07 0 Comments

The Leinster Fleadh Cheoil 2014 is being held in Moate, Co. Westmeath from 7th-13th July hosted by Westmeath County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. 

As you all know, major funding is needed for a festival of this scale especially with a province the size of Leinster so all support for Fundraisers would be greatly appreciated. Please  note that the website for this year's Fleadh still has to be updated so you will just find info from last year's event in Edenderry…

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'A New Ireland in the Orchard Air' newly composed suite of music by Enda Seery celebrating Eilis and Emily Elliott

Here are videos of the 8 pieces of music I composed celebrating Westmeath women Eilis and Emily Elliott and their role in the 1916 Easter Rising.Recording and audio by Legacy Film at a live performance in Áras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016. www.legacyfilm.ieI hope you enjoy the…See More
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'A New Ireland in the Orchard Air' newly composed suite of music by Enda Seery celebrating Eilis and Emily Elliott

Here are videos of the 8 pieces of music I composed celebrating Westmeath women Eilis and Emily Elliott and their role in the 1916 Easter Rising.Recording and audio by Legacy Film at a live performance in Áras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016. www.legacyfilm.ieI hope you enjoy the…See More
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'A New Ireland in the Orchard Air' Eilis & Emily Elliott

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'Tradtime' Comhaltas Schools Outreach Whiteboard Project

Primary Schools that sign up to the 'Tradtime' Comhaltas Schools Outreach scheme in Ireland will now have access to an innovative Whiteboard Learning Project to learn the whistle. I along with Tara Breen was delighted to be part of this project as whistle tutor during the recording process. Any day that the regular tutor is not in the school, the classroom teacher can now…See More
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Eb Sindt Whistle for sale

SOLDI am selling my beautiful John Sindt whistle in the key of Eb.http://www.ebay.ie/itm/John-Sindt-Eb-Brass-Whistle-/321795661570?It is a super instrument made to perfection by John. I have had the whistle for around 5 years, played sparingly and mainly used for recording purposes. It is in very good condition…See More
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Eb Sindt Whistle for sale

SOLDI am selling my beautiful John Sindt whistle in the key of Eb.http://www.ebay.ie/itm/John-Sindt-Eb-Brass-Whistle-/321795661570?It is a super instrument made to perfection by John. I have had the whistle for around 5 years, played sparingly and mainly used for recording purposes. It is in very good condition…See More
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Enda Seery, Colin Hogg...Westmeath CCE. Concert.

Enda Seery backed by Colin Hogg entertain a large crowd at the Westmeath Fleadh Cheoil Concert in Castletown Geoghegan, April '15.
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Streamstown
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Westmeath
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Whistles, low whistles, flutes, piano, vocals
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Full-time traditional Irish musician, composer and teacher, I also am a singer, dancer, producer and Comhaltas administrator. Debut album 'The Winding Clock' released in 2010. Follow up album "Síocháin na Tuaithe" just released. Leader of 'Ceoltóirí an Mhuilinn', resident group at Áras an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Completed a Masters in Traditional Irish Music Performance at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick in 2012 with 1st class honors.

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At 11:36 on July 30, 2014, Olaf Sickmann said…

Hi Enda, thanks for the request. Hope things are running well. A while ago I listened to "Lá Gaofar Naomh Bríd". What a wonderful slow piece!! Best, Olaf

At 15:23 on August 26, 2013, Tony Lawless said…

Hi, One of those links for concert window does not seem to work. T

At 17:20 on February 23, 2013, Matt Dean said…
Thanks Enda :)
At 12:22 on February 19, 2013, Sarah Elizabeth said…

Thanks to you too! Enjoying your music! SE

At 22:02 on January 30, 2013, Charles Monod said…

Ah man I know Tom too well even, he was my best man a few months ago :) We'll meet up soon I'm sure ! Good luck !

At 22:55 on January 3, 2013, gl said…

Good stuff Enda.I hear the meath fleadh is in enfield and the leinster fleadh is in edenderry .Both within 20 mins of Clonard so maybe Ill see you at one of them.

At 22:22 on January 3, 2013, gl said…

Hello Enda.I know some Farrells alright.Never heard of Alan Farrell though.Maybe they are related.I Know John Byrne .He taught me the the banjo.He makes it look easy.

When is your album due out?

At 10:46 on December 14, 2012, Tony Lawless said…
At 14:21 on September 15, 2012, Tom Delany said…

how are ya Enda boy??

At 23:21 on April 24, 2012, Paul Ivory said…

Enda, I'm from Banagher originally and used to go to sessions with Tony back in the early nineties. I spent many a happy hour singing and accompanying him and Dick on the bodhran.  My career at sea kept me away until last year.  I settled into a shore based job during the Summer and started learning the Fiddle last October.   It's a slow process but I'm making a bit of progress!  I spent a lovely afternoon with Tony recently.  We drank tea and played a few tunes.  He played some slow airs for me - still sounds great considering he'll be eighty eight on the 6th of July! "No Bother" as he would say himself!!  Talk soon, P

 

 
 
 

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