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

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The Fair Haired Boy

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 1


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls, Taps, Cuts, Bounces

Jig

Dan the Cobbler

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 2


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: cuts, bounces, rolls

Jig

The Evergreen Hornpipe

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 3


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Embouchure, Melodic Variation, Short Rolls (Half Rolls)

Hornpipe

The Boys of the Lough

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 4


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Reel Rhythm: Phrasing and Breathing. Variation

Reel

Amhrán Na Leabhar

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 5


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

This lesson will teach the slow air, 'Amhrán Na Leabhar'. Majella will discuss appropriate…

Slow Air

The Gallant Boys of Tipperary

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 6


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns

Jig

The Fairy Hornpipe

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 7


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Throat Articulation and Cranns

Hornpipe

Captain Campbell’s

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 8


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Rhythm, Breathing and Strength using the Diaphram. Variation.

Reel

Lament for Tom McHale

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 9


A Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation and Vibrato for Slow Airs

Slow Air

The Clare Jig

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 10


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

'Ti-ka-Ta' Tonguing / Variation

Jig

Wounded Hussar

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 11


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Phrasing and Breathing in Slow Air Playing

Slow Air

Kit O’Mahony’s

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 12


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Hornpipe Rhythm and Swing. Bounces!

Hornpipe

The Swallow’s Tail

Fleadh Tunes For the Flute Lesson 13


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

'Ti-ka-ta' tonguing and Variation

Reel

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