Fleadh Tunes For The Flute

You may be wondering 'What is a Fleadh tune'?  The Fleadh Cheoil (Festival of Music) is an Irish music competition organised by Comhaltas.  There are county, provincial and 'all-Ireland' levels of competition that take place in Britain, N. America and Ireland.  These all lead to the grand final 'The All Ireland Fleadh' which takes place in Ireland each August.  In this course, Majella teaches suitable tunes for flute competitors at the fleadh.  However, this course is geared not only towards Fleadh competitors, but also at any flute player who wants to learn tunes best suited to the instrument. The course begins with simple dance tunes and slow airs. A progressive study of  ornamentation, variation, phrasing, tempo, rhythm and tone will take place. When dealing with Slow Airs the main focus will be on the phrasing, momentum, appropriate ornamentation, the use of expression and most importantly the history and background to the airs and the accompanying songs, words and translations. The course will enable the learning flautist to have knowledge of appropriate competition tunes and an understanding of how to approach the topic of air playing


Lessons

free Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 1
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 1

Majella will teach the tune 'The Fair Haired Boy, while demonstrating rolls, cut [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 2
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 2

This lesson will teach the jig, "Dan the Cobbler". Cuts, bounces and rhythmic ro [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 3
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 3

The tune, 'The Evergreen Hornpipe' will be taught in this class. Melodic variati [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 4
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 4

In this lesson the reel 'The Boys of the Lough' will be taught. Majella will use [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 5
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 5

This lesson will teach the slow air, 'Amhrán Na Leabhar'. Majella will discuss [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 6
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 6

The jig, 'The Gallant Boys of Tipperary' in D major will be taught in this class [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 7
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 7

This lesson will teach "The Fairy Hornpipe". Majella will discuss 'the glottal s [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 8
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 8

This lesson will teach the reel 'Captain Campbell's'. Majella will focus on the [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 9
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 9

The slow air, 'Lament for Tom McHale' will be taught in this class. After teach [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 10
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 10

This lesson will teach "The Clare Jig". Majella introduces 'ti-ka-ta' tonguing i [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 11
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 11

This lesson will teach the slow air, 'The Wounded Hussar'. Holding long phrases [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 12
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 12

In this lesson, the hornpipe 'Kit O'Mahony's' will be taught. Majella will discu [.. Read More]

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Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 13
Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 13

This lesson will teach the reel "The Swallow's Tail". Majella will continue her [.. Read More]

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