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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:28 am 
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Thanks Peter for that.

Thanks Kenny. Be very interested to hear Brid.

I liked the video of Maire O'Keefe and her friends playing the Padraig O'Keefe tunes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:07 am 
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Thanks for the link Mr G. Unless I'm very much mistaken, Brid O'Donoghue there on the title page , playing what looks to be a nickel "Generation" whistle, something you don't see all that often these days.


Yes, It's Bríd, either the Generation or an Oak that she had at the time. I got her a D and later C Sindt (as well as a sprinkling of Ds for the rest of the family) after she borrowed my own to use in the recording of her first CD. She's been playing those as well as an Eb Killarney.

Someone gave me a tape of the concerts at the very first WCSS in 1975, I think she is on that as well. Prime example of someone making an appearance in their teens and moving through into senior teacher-hood and then their children stepping into the junior positions for continuity. And the Kellys and the McCarthys are into the third generation teaching the school.

This sort of thing:

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Paraic Keane listening to his grandfather, Tommy McCarthy

there have been a few Generations on in recent years, Róisiín Nic Donncha plays one these days, Mary Bergin used the Bflat, Mick Crehan plays them etc.

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I liked the video of Maire O'Keefe and her friends playing the Padraig O'Keefe tunes.


That was lovely. I was watching how Maire and Aoife (sisters afterall) were very closely using the same bowing for a bit and then it changed in mid tune and they went in completely different directions.

The link to the whistle highlights changed, I updated my post from earlier on.

1980 was my first one, its a different world now Kenny, and at times I feel old for it too: I met Micho for the first time and we all thought he was ancient then but I am older now than he was then.

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Brid O'Donohue - "The Queen Of The Rushes" - 1980
https://youtu.be/LG1Zpi8yrok

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From tomorrow, July 4, the Virtual Willie will begin, programme here

Lectures, recitals and concerts. from last year.

In West Clare, meanwhile, it's summer: 15C and relentless drizzle.

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