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 Post subject: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:04 pm 
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I recently mentioned Brian Hughes in a post. Then began to realize that there is not much chat about him here. I used the search engine and, indeed, not much at all. Is he known to any members here? He just released his newest recording of five over the last 20 years. A compilation of the previous 5. I, and it's only my opinion mind you, think that he is one of the all time great whistle players firmly rooted in the tradition. Not only I think that way. Recently, when he was promoting his 20 years of recording, he was a guest on Fleadh TV during the senior all Ireland whistle competition. The host introduced him as the best tin whistle player in the world. Mighty accolades given the circumstances. I am a big fan of his style of playing. If yee've not heard any of Brian's stuff, it's highly recommended listening. But then again, it's only my opinion. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Funny you mention him, I had never heard of him until the end of last week, when I saw his CDs on a website. Some of hisstuff ison Spotify, so I've listened to one CD quickly. He can play certainly. Haven't heard enough to have a real opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 am 
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Very good player with an equally low profile. He does deserve to be better known.

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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:33 am 
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Without big companies representing... self-promotion is the tough task musicians have to utilize in order to get themselves out there and recognized. And yes, Brian Hughes' whistling ought to be widely recognized. I have enjoyed all Brian's CDs.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:11 pm 
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ytliek wrote:
And yes, Brian Hughes' whistling ought to be widely recognized.


Very nice sound!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdL5_TD7A90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMPg-OtAll4

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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Thanks for those Whistlecollector! I've not much ability with computers to do such things. The first video is a bit misleading in the title though. "Brian Hughes/All Ireland whistle champion/Fleadh 2017" As I mentioned earlier, he was there as a guest performer. I'm not sure if he was ever the AIC. Regardless, his playing speaks for itself. I love the second video. So much so that I've recorded this set of hornpipes. He has a lovely way of playing hornpipes. imho


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:49 am 
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I Did a workshop with him a Camden Town recently. As well as being friendly and approachable he also put his ideas across really well.
He introduced a simple jig and explored the possibilities within the tune. As usual with most Irish players he recommended learning by ear.
He had a whole bunch of Sindts as well...always a good thing!


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:10 am 
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I have an Mp3 of Brian playing the tune slowly (Bill Collins Jig) with some embellishments. I don't know how to post an Mp3 onto this site or even if it is possible but I can email it to anyone who is interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Brian Hughes
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Wanted to give this thread a bump after listening to a few more tracks of The Beat of the Breath and The Clear Air on Spotify. Some of the easiest-to-listen-to whistling that I've come across. I certainly agree that he deserves to be better known.


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