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Author:  kenny [ Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 pm ]
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Oyez, oyez, oyez................. we are pleased to announce the 5th Edinburgh "FluteFling", to take place in Edinburgh, over the weekend of 20th - 22nd April 2018.
Details are almost finalised, but the big change this year is that we are expanding the event to include whistles, of the "low" and "high" variety.
Information available at this stage can be found here : ... kend-2018/

If anyone has any queries, please contact me here either through this thread or by private message, and I'll do my best to answer them.

Hope to see some of you in April. A' the best, Kenny

Author:  kenny [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:54 am ]
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5th “FluteFling” Scottish Flute Weekend [ plus whistles ! ]

Programme at present is :

Friday | 20.04.18

Meet and greet Session
● Session @ Jeanie Dean’s Tryst 7pm - 1am TBC
● 67 St Leonard’s Hill, EH8 9SB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
● 0131 667 7639

Saturday | 21.04.18

● Workshops
○ 09.00: Arrival / registration
○ 09.30: Session 1
○ 11.00: break
○ 11:15: Session 2
○ 12.45: break
○ 13.30: Session 3
○ 15:00: break
○ 15:15: Session 4: all tutors; special guest speaker [ I may be able to announce this later today. K. ]
○ 16:30: end
● TBC: [For the workshops, the numbers will be divided into three and each group will have time with each tutor over the course of the day. Boehm system players will begin with Sharon so that they will have the opportunity to try out ideas in the other sessions.]

● Curry at Red Fort: TBC
[ Invite everyone at ticket stage to come and join us]
[ This was very funny last year. Cathal McConnell was with us, and when we all went up to pay at the end, the owner saw us and came over. He pointed to Cathal and said, "You been here before. You play... [ mimes playing flute ]". Apparently Cathal had been in the restaurant 4 years before and must have got the flute out. The owner remembered him 4 years later :) ]

● Saturday evening 19:30-midnight: Free session at Jeanie Dean’s Tryste, Newington. Another chance to have a tune, meet the tutors and some of the other people from the day. This is always very popular, so we hope that you can make it. Free. All welcome.

● Farewell session at Sandy Bell’s 12.30-15.30. Free. All welcome.

Prices & numbers
● £40/£50 in advance
● £45/ £55 on the door
● Numbers limited to 40

Author:  Flutesoftheforest [ Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:42 am ]
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Ticket purchased, accommodation booked. Ready for yet another full on flute weekend with my friends in Scotland. It is well worth the trip for anyone thinking about it. See you all in Edinburgh.

Author:  kenny [ Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:49 pm ]
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Look forward to meeting up again, Martin.

Latest news is that we have a guest musician / speaker in the hugely talented Claire Mann. We’ll ask Claire to play some of her music on both flute and whistle, and also partake of a "Question and Answer" session on her musical history and approach and ideas about traditional music.

Author:  Bruxy [ Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:10 am ]
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I've often thought about making the effort and getting to this event but something has always gotten in the way of heading south from Inverness - until now. I'm glad to say I've booked and am looking forward to meeting and playing with my fellow Scottish flutesters in April.

I suspect I may have met some of you at the flute and fiddle gathering at Wiston a few years ago. In fact, I think Flutesoftheforest and myself ended up sharing accommodation in a very(!) small cabin there ... hi Martin!

The line up and content of the weekend sound great - and, while I've obviously heard of the legendary Sandy Bell's, I've never had the chance to play there - so that's something I'm looking forward to as well.

Cheers for now

Author:  Flutesoftheforest [ Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:45 pm ]
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Hi Chris

Yes we did share a little old log cabin at Wiston !

Glad you're on board for Edinburgh, it'll be my fourth and each one has been a great weekend. See you in April.


Author:  kenny [ Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 am ]
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Only a few places left, folks. We have over 30 students signed up at the moment. If you've been thinking about being part of this, please do sign up in advance to avoid disappointment. We will try to accommodate everybody, but at the same time, we can't allow the classes to get to an unmanageable size.
Look forward to meeting up with some of you next weekend.
A' the best, Kenny

Author:  kenny [ Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:24 am ]
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A few last minute changes have been forced upon us. People who have signed up should by now have received an email from Gordon about the change of venues for the evening sessions. "Jeannie Deans" cancelled our 3-month standing booking at 3 days notice, so we're not feeling too well disposed towards them at the moment, and will be taking our business elsewhere on both nights.

Author:  Flutesoftheforest [ Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:30 am ]
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Just a quick line to thank all those wonderful people who made the fifth Scottish FlueFling such a wonderful success.

I never cease to be amazed by the warm and welcoming reception given to and by the flute players of Scotland and further afield.

I have always said that it isn't just the music that makes these events successful but the people who take part, and this event has them in droves. So thanks to Gordon, Kenny, Niall, Sharon, Claire and of course Cathal, and all the others, for what was yet another memorable weekend.

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