Kenny's flute recordings

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Re: Kenny's flute recordings

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A little late, but to cast a little light on the ´style´ subject.
NicoMoreno wrote:
MadmanWithaWhistle wrote:
kenny wrote:Mike and Paddy Rafferty : "The New Mown Meadows" - flute and "lilting".
https://youtu.be/PWvX18fFdtw
This, to me, is perhaps one of the greatest examples of 'northern-style' flute playing ever recorded. Aside from being a charming and very personal view of one of my favorite flute players, it absolutely typifies what I associate with northern playing. The building of tension throughout, the lift, using the texture of the breath for expression, octave ambiguity, the reservation of the "power notes" until the second or even fourth A parts, the glottalization of the G rolls... Absolutely spellbinding.
That's really interesting, because Mike Rafferty was from Galway, and I'd consider his flute playing in line more with that style than Northern flute playing. For instance, compare Mike with Eddie Moloney.
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Re: Kenny's flute recordings

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"Fred Finn's / Father Newman's" - June McCormack, accompanied by Michael O'Ruanaigh on harp :
https://youtu.be/2i7vceE39m0

"Tim Moloney's / Christmas Eve" -- played by Marcus Hernon :
https://youtu.be/epeOLiQoIgw

"The Mullingar Races / The Boy On The Hilltop" : Peter Horan [ flute ] and Fred Finn [ fiddle ] :
https://youtu.be/jyfY2fzL6a0
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From Australia : great flute / fiddle duet from Adrian Barker & Ben Stephenson :

https://youtu.be/q79VohB5snE

An excellent original composition from Galway flute player Sean Moloney :

https://youtu.be/Q07jlHCI8us
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Re: Kenny's flute recordings

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Vincent Broderick playing 2 of his own reels on the 1976 Comhaltas Tour of the USA LP record :
https://youtu.be/Cxi19dKamwQ
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